Young Scientist Program

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A weekly program designed to ignite and foster young children’s curiosity about the physical and natural world. (ages 4-6)

If space permits, we welcome you try out the program with a free trial class.  Call us at 802-649-2200 to find out about availabilty and reserve a date.

Program dates for the 2014-2015 school year:

Session 1 - September 17- October 22 (6 weeks) Members $175,  non-member $190
Session 2 - October 29 - December 17 (7 weeks) Members $200,  non-member $220
Session 3 - January 7 - February 11 (6 weeks) Members $175,  non-member $190
Session 4 – February 25 - April 8 (7 weeks) Members $200,  non-member $220
Session 5 - April 22 - May 13 (4 weeks) Members $120,  non-member $130

(Register for 2 sessions at a time, save $10; register for 3 sessions at a time, save $20.)

This program for preschoolers and kindergartners integrates hands-on experiments, fun projects, and individual explorations in the physical and natural science sciences. The science investigations and natural history explorations are specially designed to introduce young learners to the tools and processes of science in an age appropriate manner.
Both morning (9:30–11:30 a.m.) and afternoon (1–3 p.m.) sessions are offered during the Fall, Winter, and Spring terms.

A typical Young Scientist program includes the following activities:

• Free Play
• Circle and Class Meeting to introduce the day’s theme
• Hands-on Science Investigation
• Snack
• Story time
• Outside Exploration or additional Science Investigations

The Young Scientist program is taught by Amy VanderKooi and Rebecca Haynes, and two assistant teachers who help with activities to ensure every child is receiving individual attention.