Optional Enrichment Classes
Computer Classes at Child's Day by I.Q.Kids
I.Q.Kids is a well-established, locally operated computer education program for preschoolers. The I.Q.Kids curriculum is developed by a Certified Teacher with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and many years of teaching experience. It is designed to ensure progress for each child, whatever the level of experience.

Children participating in optional I.Q.Kids classes acquire basic computer skills and experience using multi-media hardware and software technology, while developing reading, counting, and problem-solving abilities in a FUN atmosphere.

I.Q.Kids Class Structure

4 children per class, with 2 computers Weekly classes of 40 minutes (4 per month)
"Hands-on" participation-based learning
keeps all children involved the entire time
On-site classes in Child’s Day Computer Lab

Each session is an exciting learning adventure, helping our preschoolers become computer literate. Parents receive bi-monthly information up-dates. Cost for this optional enrichment program is $45 monthly.

  

 
 
Keyboard Classes at Child's Day with Sybi Ward

Keyboard classes incorporate activities encouraging the musical development of the children. Major musical concepts, including ear training, rhythm, music theory and notation are explored. The group classes are a great way of making piano lessons an enjoyable time in your child's day.

The Pandas and Colts use music cards with icons and rhythms to show the pattern and direction of the song. These icons and rhythms help introduce the children to the concept of musical notation. The songs are also notated with solfege (do, re, mi, etc.). The Puffins and Field Mice use Bastien's Invitation to Music. The piano method used in this book was created especially for pre-K children. The one-time supply fee of $15 covers Music Cards, books and additional worksheets.

Classes meet once a week in the afternoon on Mondays (Puffins and Field Mice) or Wednesdays (Colts and Pandas) for 30 minutes, four times per month, in groups of three or four students. The cost is $55/month + a one-time supply fee of $15.

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Mighty Tumblers
The best time to begin gymnastics is during early childhood. Child's Day has developed a program specially designed for pre-school age children. Muscle coordination and control in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere form the foundation of our program philosophy. Classes are taught by a professional instructor for boys and girls.

Gymnastics, more than any other sport, builds strength while developing poise, grace, balance, and coordination. And, even for those who will never reach championship level, such training will provide many lasting benefits including good posture, self-discipline, and self-confidence.

Optional Gymnastics classes last 20 minutes each Tuesday or Thursday afternoon. Children are divided into groups by age and conform to the same age-based teacher-child ratio used in the classroom. Cost is $45 per month.

 

 

 
 
Music Discovery

Elena has been teaching music to young children in Austin since 1999.  She has a B.A. with emphasis in Music Education and training in Music Kids and Kodaly music education programs.

Some of the benefits your child will receive from early music education include:

  • Children who play or sing music regularly perform better in reading and math when they begin elementary school.
  • Since playing, singing and dancing to music increases both fine and gross motor skills and helps develop hand-eye coordination, helping children to better control their bodies.
  • Those actively involved in music also tend to have high self-esteem and are better at playing with others.
  • Early language development - singing nursery rhymes and simple songs teaches children how language is constructed and assists with the acquisition of language.
  • Teaches children about tone, beat and rhythm.
  • Teaching songs with actions encourages your child to dance along with the music. This helps them to learn balance, co-ordination and body awareness.

These are only a few of the great benefits of our Music Discovery program with Elena – sign up now to jumpstart your child’s education!