Galoop’s Morning Program is designed for young children and their caregivers.
Our morning program is led daily by our director, Cecilia Matson, and is the perfect place for children 1 to 3.5 years to learn and grow before they head off to formal, “drop off” preschools. The program runs 9:00 to 12:00. Families are free to come and go to best suit their child’s schedule — no more rushing to make a 45 minute class!
Why Galoop's morning program? Modeled on a preschool setting, but with the nurture that comes from a caregiver present at all times, our morning curriculum is designed with the latest research in childhood development in mind. The emphasis is on free play and exploration. Our many stations — from arts and crafts to kitchen play to reading nooks — allow children the opportunity to develop their sense of agency and independence. And every morning we offer bilingual song and story circletime and outdoor play at our exploratory playground.
We firmly believe (and research shows) that routine is key for young children’s development. Adults may crave different stimuli and new places and people. Children do not. The familiarity of the space, the teachers, and the families is a critical part of our philosophy and approach, and what makes Galoop a unique and nurturing community. Gone is the need to cart around kids to different music or art or storytime classes, all in different locations with different and unfamiliar people.
Please note that due to the pandemic, Galoop has modified it's morning program to prioritize the health and safety of our families. The program is held outdoors with rainy-day exceptions; please see the registration page for more details.
OUTDOOR PROGRAM: 1-3.5Y
(children are accompanied by a caregiver)
Here's our schedule:
9:00-10:15: Free exploration and play at our outdoor classroom plus weekly themed art projects, easels, sensory table, and STEM materials
10:15-10:30: Snack Time
10:30-11:00: Spanish/English circle time with songs, props, musical instruments, parachute play, storytime, and bubbles
11:00-11:30: Continue exploring our many outdoor stations!
11:30-12:00: Free play while we tidy and goodbyes
VIRTUAL PROGRAM: 1-4Y
Our remote learning, play, and circle-time curriculum includes:
A curriculum for the week with arts, crafts, sensory play, and outdoor activities; there will be many short video clips guiding you through it all!
Pre-recorded Spanish/English circle times with Cecilia to enjoy anytime.
A list of all materials needed (simple materials you already have at home or can easily get at the store)