Playgroups Discovery Classes
Parker River Community Preschool offers several Discovery Classes per semester geared towards children ages 15 months through 6 years. Classes are open to currently enrolled students as well as toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents from the surrounding community. Classes are a great opportunity to extend your child’s preschool learning or offer your child more opportunities to explore a particular interest. If your child is not yet in our Preschool, Discovery Classes offer a chance for you and your child to socialize with other local families.

Our Discovery Classes are developed based on the same philosophy as our Preschool Classrooms and encourage relationships, hands-on exploration, and celebration of the natural world. All classes are run by experienced instructors and children’s learning and fun is documented to share with family and friends.

Classes may run an entire semester (10-15 weeks) or just as a one-time workshop. Classes may be multi-age groupings or divided into separate sessions by age depending on interest. Parents are encouraged to share their ideas for future classes!

Parker River Parent Group:

Tuesday evenings 7:45-8:45pm via zoom (starting Nov. 8th). Registration is required: $75 fee per 6-week session (this also helps us assure that we have consistent attendance for relationship building). This is a beautiful group that welcomes you to share your experiences as a parent or caregiver and supports you to be your best self! It’s truly gentle, engaging, and refreshing in this post covid climate where we need to be reminded “it takes a village”. Please email Rachel to join. 

Toddler Nature Playgroup

Starting week of Nov. 7th…10-10:45 for 6 weeks, $210. Come explore the Parker River play spaces and forest with your toddler. We’ll offer a variety of art, nature and sensory activities for your little one to explore, and end our time together with a singing and story circle. A great way for families to connect with each other in community and learn about child development from an experienced early childhood educator!

Afternoon Yoga & Art:

Mondays Nov. 7-Dec. 12 4-5pm ages 4-6, for 6 weeks, $2
This afternoon discovery class begins with a brief kids’ yoga class taught through creative storytelling. We then explore a variety of art materials to represent parts of the story. Our time will conclude with some story acting and reflection on the teachings of each story. This class will take place indoors at Parker River.

Discovery Classes are held in our classrooms, outdoor art studio, and playground space.