Galoop is located in a beautiful space in Chestnut Hill. The interior is made up of three sunlit rooms, each with imaginative and kid-friendly murals.
The Kangaroo Room
This room contains our arts and craft space: a long table where craft projects change daily, as well as three kid-sized easels – painting is available every day! It also hosts our sensory table and a table of puzzles and manipulables.
The Koala Room
This room contains our reading nook, building space (various blocks and building materials make appearances daily), train table, and ever-popular kitchen and marketspace. It’s also where circletime takes place.
The Butterfly Room
This room is where some of the gross motor skills and imaginative play are worked on. There’s a bridge kids love; a mat with tumbling blocks; and some fun spinning chairs and bouncy cows. There’s also a role-playing/dress-up area; a doll space; another reading nook that doubles as a baby nook; and a table of more manipulables, STEM materials, and puzzles.
Our Outdoor “Classroom”
Our outdoor space isn’t just a playground. It’s a place for kids to learn about nature and expand their creativity and imagination. We have a playhouse where the kids love to cook “mushroom soup” in the Fall; a balancing “centipede”; a playstructure; and a sandbox with unique desert sand (healthier for kids than normal sand). We’re in the process of adding outdoor chalkboards; a cascading water station; a sensory table; and other developmentally appropriate materials. We believe the outdoor space shouldn’t play second fiddle to the indoors, which is why we’ve given thought and care into what we have here.
A Word on Cleanliness….
For those of you who have experienced the downsides of indoor spaces for children – rest assured. We take great care to ensure our space is CLEAN and orderly. We vacuum every day; deep clean a minimum of twice a week; and have a “tasted toys” bin (sterilized daily) for any toys that get “tasted” by a little one. We also have policies to keep everyone healthy!
Galoop | 379 Hammond Street in Chestnut Hill | 781-956-8226 | firstname.lastname@example.org