Frequently Asked Questions

What is Playgroup in the Park?
What is the Reggio Emilia component?
What are class times for Playgroup and Art Explorers (Little Echoes class)?
What are the ages for Playgroup and Art Explorers (Little Echoes class)?
When is registration for Playgroup and Art Explorers (Little Echoes class)?

What is Playgroup in the Park?
PGiP is a place for parents, children and teachers to play and learn side by side. It is this collaboration that creates a community.  Each year will look a little different, fundamentals are the same, but how it is explored and discovered changes and grows with you, each group is different, each year is different, it is dynamic. It is not  set curriculum it is emergent, inspired from you and your children’s interest, culture, backgrounds and traditions.

What is the Reggio Emilia component?
PGiP is a Reggio inspired program. The child is an active participant in learning. Environment is seen as the third teacher.

What are class times for Playgroup and Little Echoes?
Playgroup Classes
Morning Classes: Mon/ Wed or Tues/ Thurs: 9:00- 12:00
Afternoon Classes: Mon/ Wed or Tues/ Thurs: 3:00- 5:30

  • Caregivers are welcome to come to our Mon/ Wed afternoon Playgroup!
  • The tea room is open 30 minutes before and after each playgroup class.
  • Playgroup also offers a 5 day option (including Friday outings).
  • The Playgroup program includes 2 classroom days and Friday outings.

Art Explorers, Little Echoes class:
Monday/ Wednesday: 9:15- 11:45
Tuesday/ Thursday: 9:15- 11:45
Lunch Bunch Mon-Thurs: 11:45- 12:30

  • Little Echoes also has a 5 day option (including Friday outings).
  • Every Little Echo is invited to Friday outings.
  • The Little Echoes program includes 2 or 4 classroom days and Friday outings.

What are the ages for Playgroup and Little Echoes?
Infants
Infants playgroup is for parents and children under 6 months old on September 1, 2014.

Playgroup
Playgroup is for parents and children 6 months- 2 1/2 years old on September 1, 2014.

Art Explorers, Little Echoes class:
Little Echoes is a drop-off program for children 3-5 years old on September 1, 2014.

  • PGiP has mixed age classrooms, which is very important. Life is mixed age!

When is registration for Playgroup and Little Echoes?
Playgroup registration is on a first come first served basis.
Registration opens for returning families and alum on March 1st.
Registration opens for the public on March 15th.

Art Explorers, Little Echoes class:
Registration opens for the public on February 1st.

  • Registration for all programs is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • You must come to a Parent Information Session or talk with an instructor prior to registering.