Early Childhood Program

Summer Parent and Child Classes

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NEW! Tiny Movers

Ages  6–12 months

Dance, stretch, shake and roll in this new movement and music class for babies from 6 to 12 months. You and your child will be gently guided through yoga, dance and a music jam session with instruments from around the world! Enjoy exclusive use of the Museum’s new dance exhibit. Come move, play and learn with us!

July 5 – 26 and/or August 2 – 23
Wednesdays  |  9 – 9:45am or 10 – 10:45am  |  Classes meet once a week for 4 weeks
Fee $200 (members $160)

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Early Explorers

Ages 12 – 24 months

This parent/child class offers a first museum experience, gently introducing children to new ideas and expanding their understanding of their community and of the larger world, preparing them for success in school and beyond. Each session includes open exploration, art activities, and group circle time which includes movement, music, and storytelling.  Each child must be accompanied by a grown-up.

July 7 – 28 and/or August 4 – 25
Fridays  |  9:30 – 10:30am  |  Classes meet once a week for 4 weeks
Fee $200 (members $160)

Summer Gentle Separation Classes

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Museum Explorers 

Ages 2 – 3 years

Children and their grown-ups will gradually separate as these special classes gently ease young learners into the preschool experience. As children become familiar with the routine of class, grown-ups are guided through the separation process by the Museum’s experienced staff. This program helps children gain independence as they develop preschool readiness skills in a safe, stimulating environment.

Each session, led by expert early childhood educators, is designed thematically to complement our captivating hands-on environments. Guided explorations of our exhibits encourage a sense of discovery and introduce children to language and early literacy, science and math, and arts and culture. Throughout the semester, guest artists, scientists, chefs and performers will lead workshops further enriching your child’s experience of the day’s subject and opening a gateway to learning and to New York City’s cultural riches.

July 5 – 28 and/or July 31 – August 25
Mondays & Wednesdays  |  9 – 11am  |  Classes meet twice a week for 4 weeks.
Tuesdays & Thursdays  |  9 – 11am or 10am – 12pm  |  Classes meet twice a week for 4weeks
Fee $540 (members $420)

Friday  |  9 – 11am  |  Class meets once a week for 4 weeks.
Fee $340 (members $220)

Summer Drop-off Classes

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NEW! Movement & Music Explorers

Ages 4 – 6 years

This new week–long immersive class inspires children to explore dance, yoga and music. Each session includes a drum circle featuring instruments from around the world, and will culminate in a public performance for parents and caregivers. Takes place exclusively in CMOM’s new dance exhibit.

July 17 – 21 and/or July 24 – 28
Monday – Friday  |  9:30 – 10:30am  |  Class meets five times a week for 1 week
Fee $320 (members $280)

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Science Explorers

Ages 3 – 4 years

This drop-off class introduces curious children to the world’s natural wonders. Each week focuses on an exciting new science theme: biology, entomology, animals and their habitats, and more. Children will learn through hands-on explorations with interactive storytelling, art projects, science experiments, and even live specimens! These classes help children make science investigation and art exploration part of everyday learning by exciting them about the surrounding world. Each class includes a daily “field trip” to one of the Museum’s fascinating exhibits.

June 19 – June 29
Monday & Wednesday | 9am – 12pm | Class meets twice a week for 2 weeks
Tuesday & Thursday | 9am – 12pm | Class meets twice a week for 2 weeks
Fee $480 (member $360)

Monday – Thursday | 9am – 12pm | Class meets four times a week for 2 weeks
Fee $820 (member $720)

July 5 – July 28, July 31 – August 25
Monday & Wednesday | 9am – 12pm | Class meets twice a week for 4 weeks
Tuesday & Thursday | 9am – 12pm | Class meets twice a week for 4 weeks
Fee $840 (member $720)

Monday – Thursday | 9am – 12pm | Class meets four times a week for 4 weeks
Fee $1,540 (member $1,420)

Fall Parent and Child Classes

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Tiny Movers

Ages 8 weeks to 24 months
Created and taught by dance expert Dionne Kamara, this movement class supports the development of brain and body through dance, music, rhythm, and rhyme. Props, instruments, tummy, and floor time will delight children and encourage sensory-motor development.

September 13 – November 1 and/or November 8 – January 17
Wednesday | 9:30 – 10:30am | Walking to 24 months (walking)  
Wednesday | 11am – 12pm | 8 weeks to Pre-crawling
Wednesday | 12:30 – 1:30pm | Pre-walking
All classes meet once a week for 8 weeks
Fee $240 (members $210)

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Preschool Adventures

Ages 14 to 18 months and 18 to 24 months

Children, with their grownups, will enjoy a first pre-school experience which gently exposes little ones to new ideas and expands their understanding of community and of the larger world. Each class includes art activities, movement, music, and storytelling. Children must be accompanied by a grownup.

18 to 24 months
September 13 – January 24
Wednesday  |  11am – 12pm  |  Class meets once a week for 17 weeks
Fee $800 (members $680)

14 to 18 months
September 15 – January 26
Friday  |  11am– 12pm  |  Class meets once a week for 17 weeks
Fee $800 (members $680)

Fall Gentle Separation Classes

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Preschool Prep

Ages 2 to 3 years 

In these classes, children gradually separate from their grownups, gently easing into the preschool experience. As children become familiar with the routine of the class, grownups are guided through the separation process by experienced Museum staff. This program helps children gain independence and develop preschool readiness skills in a safe, stimulating environment.

Each class, led by expert early childhood educators, is curated around a theme featured in our captivating hands-on environments. Guided explorations of popular exhibits encourage discovery and introduce children to language and early literacy, science and math, and arts and culture. Guest artists, scientists, chefs, and performers will lead workshops, further enriching your child’s experience of the day’s subject.

September 11 – January 25 
Mondays & Wednesdays 
|  10am – 12pmClasses meet twice a week for 17 weeks
Tuesdays & Thursdays 
|  10am – 12pm  |  Classes meet twice a week for 17 weeks
Fee 
$1,980 (members $1,780)

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New! Once Upon a Time

Ages 2 to 3 years

Stories, costumes, dramatic play will inspire the inner storyteller in your child while developing their language and literacy skills. Create and explore fantastical worlds, design puppets, decorate sets, and let your child’s imagination soar. Each week this class will focus on a beloved fairytale, myth, or legend.

September 11 – January 26 
Mondays or Fridays
|  10 – 11:30am  |  Classes meet once a week for 17 weeks
Fee 
$800 (members $680)

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Monet and Me

 Ages 2 to 3 years 

Your little one will be inspired by artists and the artistic process. Children will learn about and be inspired by works of art by Vincent Van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Faith Ringgold, Romare Bearden, and many more. Throughout the semester, children create an art portfolio as a keepsake that showcases their work. A Museum gallery “opening” curated by your young artist will end the semester. Young artists will get inspired and make a mess!

September 11 – January 25 
Mondays or Thursdays
 |  10 – 11:30am  |  Classes meet once a week for 17 weeks
Fee 
$1,190 (members $1,070)

Fall Drop Off Classes

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New! Monet and Me

Ages 3 to 4 years 

This drop off class introduces children to artists and artistic processes. Children will learn about and be inspired by works of art by Van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Faith Ringgold, Romare Bearden, and many more. Throughout the semester, children will create an art portfolio as a keepsake that showcases their work. A culminating CMOM “gallery opening” curated by your young artist will end the semester. Get ready to be inspired and make a mess!

September 12 – January 26 
Tuesdays or Fridays 
|  10 – 11:30am  |  Classes meet once a week for 17 weeks
Fee 
$1,190 (members $1,070)

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Science Explorers

Ages 3 to 4 years

This drop-off class introduces curious children to the world’s natural wonders. Each week children will explore an exciting new elements of the natural world: biology, entomology, animals and their habitats, and more. Interactive storytelling, art projects, science experiments, and live specimens will delight children as they learn. These classes make science and art exploration part of everyday learning and excite children about their world! Each class includes a daily “field trip” to one of the Museum’s fascinating exhibits.

September 12 – January 25 
Tuesdays and Thursdays
 |  9:30am – 12pm  |  Classes meet twice a week for 17 weeks
Fee 
$3,130 (members $2,880)

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Afterschool Adventures

3 to 5 years

From papier-mâché to baking soda volcanoes to homemade smoothies, this weekly drop off class has it all. Weekly classes include art, music, movement, science, and storytelling reinforced by visits to our Museum exhibits.

September 10 – January 25 
Mondays & Wednesdays 
| 3:30 – 5pm   |  Classes meet twice a week for 17 weeks
Tuesdays & Thursdays  |  3:30 – 5pm  |  Classes meet twice a week for 17 weeks
Fee 
$1,980 (members $1,780)