Parent Workshops

Parent Workshops

Have CMOM staff meet with your PTA, parent coordinators, or interested parents to explore ways to take creative learning home. All workshops are hands-on and can be scheduled at CMOM or at your site. Come away with ideas about resources throughout the city and how to take better advantage of those in your neighborhood. Alternative workshops are available and can be switched with those recommended below.

Early Learning

Little learners have big ideas.Learn how to build a supportive environment as they stretch their imaginations.

Workshop: Understand how children learn through their senses through a series of messy art projects.
Number of Participants: Up to 25
Session Length: 60 Minutes
Fee: $300.00
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Healthy Living Childhood

Obesity rates continue to rise across the country and families can make a difference. Parents make important choices about what foods are being eaten while still needing to keep a healthy budget.

Workshop: Learn ways to make shopping cooking and eating together fun.
Number of Participants: Up to 25
Session Length: 60 Minutes
Fee: $300.00 
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Art at Home

Art can sometimes seem as if it is something found only in a museum but art is about having a creative eye for details.

Workshop: Experiment with materials that can be found in the home including biodegradable packing materials, disposable take out packages and more to inspire creative use of everyday objects.
Number of Participants: Up to 25
Session Length: 60 Minutes
Fee: $300.00
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Science in the Kitchen

Science is everywhere and with just a few key ingredients parents can set up their own “lab” in the kitchen.

Workshop: Experiment with a variety of ingredients in the kitchen to make things change color, float, produce a gas and even erupt.
Number of Participants: Up to 25
Session Length: 60 Minutes
Fee: $300.00
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Beyond the Book

Books are just the beginning of the story. Explore ways to make connections

Workshop: Make artistic creations based on award winning children’s book illustrators and look for others ways to make connections to the books your child reads.
Number of Participants: Up to 25
Session Length: 60 Minutes
Fee: $300.00 
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Using Museums as Resources

New York City has well over 300 museums and each has something unique to offer. Learn how to navigate museum resources to find educational materials right for your child.

Workshop: “Curate” an exhibition to examine how museums organize their collections.
Number of Participants: Up to 25
Session Length: 60 Minutes
Fee: $300.00 
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Special Needs

Discover new opportunities to support your child’s learning needs at home and school.

Workshop: Explore a variety of creative activities that use hands-on sensory exploration to encourage self confidence and independence.
Number of Participants: Up to 25
Session Length: 60 Minutes
Fee: $300.00
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Calendar

Duke Ellington: Big Band Instrument Making, 10:00am

All ages

Many of the famous pieces of jazz we know today were written by Edward “Duke” Ellington for his Big Band, and for the specific talents of his musicians. Build your own musical instruments just like the ones you hear in Duke Ellington’s music.
 

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson – Repeat the Beat: Tap Your Feet, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson is celebrated for his light and exacting footwork. Tap your way in you’re your own pair of tap shoes and create rhythms with our feet!  
 

Messy with Art: Wet Chalk Drawing, 10:00am

4 & younger

Love chalk drawing?  What do you think happens when you dip the chalk in water?
 

Chanukkah: Dreidel Garland, 10:45am

4 & younger

Design your own dreidel garland to decorate for the Chanukkah season.
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.
 

Chanukkah: Dreidel Garland, 12:00pm

4 & younger

Design your own dreidel garland to decorate for the Chanukkah season.
 

Mural Wall Painting, 1:45pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

CMOM’s Christmas Tree Ornaments, 2:00pm

All ages

2pm- 4:45pm

Design ornaments inspired by Christmas traditions from around the world! Display your finished ornament on the evolving CMOM Christmas tree located in our main entrance. 

Parachute Play, 2:30pm

4 & younger

Blue and green, yellow and red. What colors can you find over head?
 

Skit Scat Stories & Songs!, 3:00pm

All ages

Listen to iconic performances of jazz music and then read books about the ‘Jazz Legends’ who performed them.

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.
 

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