Summer semester runs June 24-Aug 24. No classes Monday Aug 5th. NOTE: we will be closing at 1:15pm Wed July 10 until 2:30pm Thurs July 11 Summer semester runs June 24-Aug 24. No classes Monday Aug 5th. NOTE: we will be closing at 1:15pm Wed July 10 until 2:30pm Thurs July 11

Explorer’s Lab Drop-In (Best suited for 2.5 - 5 yrs)

Kitsilano classes
  • Mondays 10:30-11:30AM with Caitie Campbell no class July 1/Aug 5
  • Tuesdays at 10:30-11:30AM with Shauna Farrell
  • Tuesdays at 3:30-4:15PM with Jessica Schellenberg

Mt Pleasant classes

  • Mondays at 10:45-11:45AM with Shauna Farrell- no class July 1/Aug 5
  • Thursday at 10:30-11:30AM  with Shauna Farrell

A parent participated class for ages 2.5+. 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. This class is great for siblings. 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.  We end the class with a goodbye gathering circle to help contribute continuity and togetherness. 

  • $30 per child pre-book or just drop in at the door
  • Suitable for ages 2.5-5
  • Eligible with 10 Class Pass
  • Dress for mess not success!

  • All materials are non-toxic

Benefits of Explorer’s Lab Classes for Toddlers and Young Children Ages 2.5-5

  • 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.

  • 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. We may begin offering rich art and creative experiences to ages 10 months and up.  

  • Weekly repetition in our studio will allow opportunity for social and emotional skills to be developed.

  • 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 problem-solving skills.  By exploring ideas and with our modelling and adult participation, they are able to test possibilities, work through challenges and find solutions.


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