- Registered Classes
- Drop In Classes
This special class allows children a chance to participate in a Chorus and Clouds class *independently from their care giver.
Children should have practice or show interest in sitting and attending book readings, sharing and may be moving beyond parallel play with other children. This Explorer’s Lab class is designed to offer pre-school aged children experience in developing early learning skills in a play based setting. We begin class with a gathering circle, live music, a book reading may happen which may inspire our art making. We have discovery centres for children to explore which they are welcome to go in and out from throughout the class. The longer class time will allow us to develop an emergent curriculum, basing our art and stories on the developing interests of the children. We end the class with a goodbye gathering circle to help contribute continuity and togetherness.
Benefits of an extended, independent class for children Ages 3-5
Art has an important place for children at young age. It allows children to not only explore their abilities but is an aid in developing new sets of skills including problem solving, collaboration and predicting.
Expressive arts allow opportunity for young children to understand their world and make sense of their experiences.
Interacting with paint and other creative mediums goes beyond the verbal language allowing each child to communicate what otherwise may not be expressed. Art offers new communication skills.
Fine motor skills are constantly being developed as we explore different practices, an important pre-cursor to literacy and writing.
Weekly repetition in our studio will allow children the opportunity for social and emotional skills, such as turn taking, negotiation, interacting with peers and learning to manage emotions. All of these skills are crucial to a child developing a positive self-image and confidence.
Within the context of early childhood we always consider the child to be our very own little scientist. From the day they are born, they work on reasoning skills. By exploring ideas and with our modelling and adult participation, they are able to test possibilities, work through challenges and find solutions.
It is about what we all take away. How we feel when we sing together, how a song can make a child smile or soothe them during tough times. The list of benefits acquired from singing and music making is extensive. We may not see it right away, but if we pay attention, we will soon discover how important a role music plays in a child's development. The connections fostered between peers in each class is amazing to see and we love watching our little friends come to life in each and every class. Come join the fun!
"Chorus & Clouds has been our safe haven since the beginning of the pandemic. Without family or support here, the community we've met through music and art classes have been safe, supportive & genuine. You have been like family to us, in which we are so grateful. We will miss you Jess & team! Lots of love & many blessings.”
—Leevi & Di
“We absolutely love our classes at Chorus and Clouds. Jess and the team create a fun, interactive and positive learning and playful environment for kids AND parents. The space is lovely! Very warm, comfortable and inviting. And the music is great!”
— Yarrow & Olive
“Chorus and Clouds - our home away from home for over 3.5 years now. I count my blessings to have found Jess and her magical space all those years ago. Jess is an outstanding, passionate childhood educator. She creates both a magical and safe environment for children to experience and expand their wonder and awe through music, art, stories and exploration. Jess has the biggest heart, a beautiful voice and a genuine interest in each and every child’s curiosity which truly lets them shine!”
— Anna, Aila & Ava