We have been planning away, but planning does no good if the people you are planning for have no idea that you have plans. You might of heard me allude to these programs over the past year.... #MilkAndCookies, #BabysittingClasses, and #CreateAndLearn. Well it's time to officially get the party started!! So, go ahead and grab your calendar because these dates your family will not want to miss.
Each program represents one of the core values of The Geeked Out Nanny Agency. We believe that a child's play is their work (Milk and Cookies). We believe that all childcare should be quality childcare (Babysitting Certification and Badge Classes), and we believe that children should engage in experiences that cultivate a growth mindset ( Create 'N Learn Labs).
In honor of the National Holiday Teddy Bear's Picnic Day, On Monday, July 10th from 6:00-8:30 pm we will be hosting our very own Teddy Bear's Picnic. I really think this is a wonderful way to get to know us better and to see first hand what our playgroup "Milk and Cookies" will look like and feel like. The playgroup will be held weekly starting in September, but held only biweekly during the summer vacation months. Milk and Cookies is a playgroup that focuses on social skills, practical life skills, and problem solving. The Playgroup is a mix between Reggio Emilia and Montessori, the heart of this program is the respect the child is given. The playgroup will regular meet weekly on Mondays in the Fall! I strongly encourage you to attend the Teddy Bear's Picnic Party if you are looking for Fall activities for your preschool aged children. This is going to be so much fun!!! Parents, Relatives, Nannies and Babysitters are asked to stay at the Studio during playgroup times, there is a separate room designed for the adults to enjoy each other's company and they are also encouraged to participate as collaborators in the children's activities. However, during the Summer months we all will be together during the playgroup times. We would like all parents, relatives of the children, nannies, babysitters, and the children to know each other by name first and start creating friendships. This playgroup is tentatively scheduled to be during the day in Fall, we are seeing how the schedule goes for attendance this Summer to make finale decisions.
Our weekly Teen Babysitting Classes for ages 13 and up, will be starting on Wednesday, July 19th, from 1:00-3:00 pm. Each week the babysitters will learn new topics that will involve safety, child development, leadership, home education skills, entrepreneurship, volunteerism, how to incorporate positive discipline practices , and improve on how to bring playful learning experiences into the children's lives that they will be babysitting. Each weekly topic will be posted a week in advance so that babysitters can sign up for their topic of interest. Babysitters will be able to earn a certificate after completing mandatory topic hours and they will be earning fun badges along the way too. In the Fall the classes will be held bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 pm.
Create 'N Learn Labs are designed for children who are between the ages of 6-12 years old. The age groupings will be separated based on the project at hand between 6-9 yrs old and 9-12 yrs old. During the Create 'N Learn Lab children will explore academic topics while creating fun hand on tools that will allow them to understand and go deeper into the learning theme. We will kick start this weekly program on Friday, July 27th between 3:30- 6:00 pm, while exploring Math in Art by creating String Art. All supplies are included in the cost of the Lab. The project time usually takes about two hours, so drop off time is no later than 4:00 pm. This weekly lab will also be offered in the Fall on a bi- weekly basis on the same day and at the same time.
The cost to attend each program event is just $15.00 per child and there are sibling discounts available, also discounts for enrolling in more than one program. There are additional materials fee cost for babysitting classes depending on topic. Space is limited!
We will be sharing more details as it gets closer to the event dates. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. Don't forget to subscribe to this blog to get the latest updates. Events and details will also be shared on our Facebook page.