Habitot Children's Museum

FALL-WINTER HOURS
October 1 - March 31
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
9:30 - 12:30
9:30 - 12:30
9:30 - 12:30
9:30 - 12:30
9:30 - 4:30
9:30 - 4:30
9:30 - 4:30
This is the last month of our
fall-winter hours. Beginning
in April, we will be closed on Sundays through September.

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Habitot Children's Museum

Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 647-1111
www.habitot.org

Classes & Camps
Spring Children's Classes                     Viva el Espanol Spanish Classes
Spring Camps                                        Summer Day Camps
Parenting Classes

Winter Spring Classes

Habitot’s children’s and parent-child classes are offered on a drop-in, space available basis! Pay $15 per class or purchase a 10-class pass for $130 and attend any ten classes of your choosing during a an eight-week session. Free admission to the museum on the day of your class is included with purchase. A minimum number of passes must be sold each session for the classes to run so please support our class series by purchasing early!

Spring Session: March 23 – May 18
$15 drop-in or 10-class pass:
$130 for non-members, $120 for members
(no classes the week of April 6)

Habitot’s classes for ages 2 to 3 years offer innovative experiences and a variety of hands-on, open-ended sensory activities that lead to discovery and growth. Talented, caring and experienced educators create a safe, fun and engaging environment that will foster your child’s self-confidence, curiosity and creativity. Most importantly, in Habitot’s classes, children learn social skills that help them make friends and successfully interact with other children. Parent or caregiver participation required for 2 year olds; optional for 3 and 4 year olds.

REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 1, 2009

Call Liz at 510-647-1111 x 17


Breakfast Club
Tuesdays, 10:45 am - 11:35 am


Rise and shine! In this class, children ages 2 to 3 years will learn how to make nutritious and easy recipes for breakfast, the most important meal of the day. Young cooks will learn to crack eggs, mix ingredients into batter, and cook up savory creations like omelets and frittatas, pancakes, waffles, granolas and much more. Every child will receive a chef’s hat and take home copies of each week’s recipe.

Best of Summer Camp ~ in the Winter!
Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 10:30 am


Every week, 3-4 year olds will enjoy theme-activities inspired by Habitot's popular summer camp series. One week, we might be building a space station, investigating Mars Mud and learning about the solar system, the next week we might be back on the farm, churning butter, square dancing and dyeing wool. For a complete list of camps themes from which this class series will draw, see http://www.habitot.org/hab/camps.htm

Tot Art with a Twist!
Wednesdays, 10:45 am - 11:35 am


Habitot’s popular Tot Art class takes a new shape this season with the addition of pre-math literacy activities! In this hands-on, open-ended, sensory class, children ages 2 to 3 years will explore a variety of art materials and media—including clay, collage, recycled objects and painting—as they learn to count, sort, understand volume and identify patterns and shapes.

Move and Groove!
Fridays, 10:45 am - 11:35 am


Toddlers ages 2 to 3 years will sing, wiggle, twist, and whirl to a variety of tunes. Through music, movement and instrument play, toddlers will explore the space around them and discover new ways to move and control their bodies. Toddlers will also learn the basic concepts of melody, rhythm, beat, tempo, rhyme and improvisation.
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Viva el Espanol Classes

In addition, we have contracted with Viva el Español to offer Spanish music classes for toddlers and their adult/amigo. These classes are separate from the 10-class pass series. Each session of the Spanish class is seven weeks long and the cost is $109 for non-members and $98 for members. A trial class without registration is available. Free admission to the museum on each class day is included with enrollment in the Viva el Español Parent & Me Música class.

Spring Session: March 23 – May 11
$109 for non-members, $98 for members
(no classes the week of April 6)

REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 1, 2009

Call Liz at 510-647-1111 x 17

Parent & Me Música Class with Viva el Español
Mondays, 10:30 am - 11:20 am


Engaging interactive Spanish class led by experienced bilingual teacher. Children learn while singing songs and playing games. Toddlers will move to a Latin beat, sing along in Spanish and play drums, bells, maracas, rainmakers, rhythm sticks and more! Program uses a full immersion approach. Class limited to 10 parent/child pairs per class.

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Spring Break Camp

April 6 - 10, 2009
$30 / day; $140 all 5 days

A half-day, drop-off activity camp for 3 to 5 year olds exploring Spring themes like eggs hatching, baby animals, new buds, sunshine, rain and puddles through fun, hands-on art, math and science activities. Children will enjoy cooking, art activities, science projects, storytelling and music... all led by experienced Habitot instructors. Each day includes a snack time. Classes limited to 12 students.

Curbside Drop-off & Pick-up Service Available
For more information, inquire at the time of registration.

General Drop-Off: 9:00-9:15am
General Pick-Up: 12:00-12:15pm
Lunchtime Care and Museum Visit - $10
Additional fee for this service per day (bag lunches encouraged) 12:00-1:00pm
Pick-Up from Lunch Service 1:00-1:15pm

REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 1, 2009

Call Liz at 510-647-1111 x 17

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Spring Break CampJune - August 2009
Morning Summer Camps
2.9 - 4.9 years
Afternoon Summer Camps
3 - 5 years
Summer Camp Discount

New 2009 Pricing
All camps now under $10 per hour!
Super discount on June camps!

Curbside Drop-off & Pick-up Service Available
For more information, inquire at the time of registration.

REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 1, 2009

Call Liz at 510-647-1111 x 17


MORNING SUMMER CAMPS • 2.9 - 4.9 years old
9:15 am - 1:00 pm

$185 per child; $175 for members
Register early and take $20 off all June camps!

Beaches & Sunshine
Take $20 off if you sign up for this class by May 1
June 22 - June 26


Splash! Explore seashells, starfish, whales and other creatures that live under the sea. Create sand pictures, decorate fish, and make sandwiches for a pretend picnic at the beach. Every child will take home a water toy.

Mayan Mysteries A Spanish Immersion Camp
Take $20 off if you sign up for this class by May 1
June 29 - July 3


This camp will expose your child to the Spanish language through play activities, cooking, music, art, dance and multicultural games. Explore the 'jungle' and use archaeologist’s tools to uncover some ancient artifacts and build a Mayan temple out of “stone” blocks. Each child will take home an ancient fossil. Previous experience with Spanish not required.

Kid’s Café
July 6 - July 10


Young chefs will plan a menu, make grocery lists, wash produce, set a table, take orders, make their own spice blends, purchase fresh ingredients from the Farmer's Market and cook and eat their own snacks while running the Kid’s Café! Every child will take home a daily recipe along with a chef's hat to decorate.

Cars, Boats, Planes & Trains
July 13 - July 17


Vroom! Vroom! Beep! Beep! Kids will make pretend race cars and freight trains. Explore things that fly and things that float. Learn about cars, boats, planes and trains through art, construction projects, cooking activities and science fun! Every child will take home a friction vehicle.

Eco Kids
July 20 – July 24


Even young children can go green! We’ll build a mini-solar oven, compost with worms, filter water, explore wind power and make recycled paper in this hands-on camp about being a good citizen of the earth. Every child will take home a wind-powered pinwheel.

Space Station
July 27 – July 31


5,4,3,2,1…BLAST OFF! Take a seat in our imaginary rocket ship and tour the planets and outer space. We’ll build a space station, paint a moon landscape, investigate Mars mud and explore gravity. Friendly aliens may visit! Every child will take home a space shuttle.

Back to the Farm
August 3 – August 7


Plant fruit and vegetable seeds, make jam, bake bread, churn butter, square dance, dye wool and taste some home-made ice cream. Take a ride in a wheelbarrow and pretend to be farm animals and farm hands. Every child will take home a bandana.

Cars, Boats, Planes & Trains
August 10 - August 14


Vroom! Vroom! Beep! Beep! Kids will make pretend race cars and freight trains. Explore things that fly and things that float. Learn about cars, boats, planes and trains through art, construction projects, cooking activities and science fun! Every child will take home a friction vehicle.

Land of Fairytales
August 17 - August 21


Become a prince or princess, goblins or troll in this magical fairy tale week. Children will decorate royal crowns and create fairy wings, magic wands and table top castles. Through make-believe play we will create our own fairytales! Every child will take home a jeweled crown.

Construction Zone
August 24 - August 28


Get ready to dig, mix and build! Create buildings, roads, and whole cities with construction blocks, diggers, front-loaders and bulldozers! Dress up in construction worker safety clothes and use tools, mix “cement" and make 3D sculptures. We’ll pack our own lunchboxes, too! Every child will take home a toy construction tool.
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AFTERNOON SUMMER CAMPS • 3 - 5 years old
2:00 pm – 5:45 pm

$185 per child; $175 for members

Global Kids
August 17 – August 21


Each day, we'll take a pretend trip to a new country and explore its culture through art, cooking, dance, costumes, music, storytelling and games. We'll make passports and Monday, and 'my, the places you'll go' the rest of the week. Each child will take home his/her stamped passport book.

Construction Zone
August 24 - August 28


Get ready to dig, mix and build! Create buildings, roads, and whole cities with construction blocks, diggers, front-loaders and bulldozers! Dress up in construction worker safety clothes and use tools, mix "cement" and make 3D sculptures. We’ll pack our own lunchboxes, too! Every child will take home a toy construction tool.
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Viva el Espanol Classes

March - April 2009
Pay what you can - $15 - $45 – unless otherwise noted

A minimum of 10 parents must be registered for each class to run, so please support our parenting education program by enrolling early!

Childcare available

REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 1, 2009

Call Susana at 510-647-1111 x 16


No More Diapers
Wednesday, March 18, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Instructor: Lee Ann Slaton

Help your child make an easy and comfortable transition from diapers to the “potty.” Discussion will include information about signs of readiness, techniques for toilet training, accidents and other potential difficulties, nap and night training and ways to establish environments and routines that are helpful to children. The use of appropriate rewards and strategies will be shared along with what to expect at different stages in your child's progress.

Positive Discipline for Young Children
Wednesday, March 25, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Instructor: Pnina Tobin

Tired of nagging and yelling to get your child to behave? In this workshop, parents of children ages 6 months-5 years will learn simple, gentle discipline strategies that will teach children to cooperate, learn social skills (such as sharing,) reduce tantrums, and enhance their self-esteem and confidence.

Choosing the Preschool for your Child
Thursday, April 2, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Instructor: Sylvia Ford

This workshop outlines the types of approaches and philosophies found in early childhood education programs of different preschools. Learn about what is developmentally appropriate at each stage of a child's development so you can evaluate and choose the best preschool for your child. Information on children's readiness and the logistics of visiting and interviewing preschools will also be shared.

Choking & Obstructed Airways
Thursday, April 16, 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Instructor: Anna Griffin, EMT

Obstructed airway incidents are common among young children. This class emphasizes hands-on practice with minimal lecture and covers breathing emergencies from birth to age 8. Review material and babyproofing checklist provided. Have your caregiver trained, too! Non-certificate class.

CPR for Infants and Children, 0-8 years
Tuesday, April 21, 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Instructor Anna Griffin, EMT

With an emphasis on accident prevention, this class will teach you what to do in cases of drowning, suffocation, poisoning, electric shock and other breathing emergencies. Practice CPR using realistic infant- and toddler-sized mannequins. Handouts provided. Non-certificate class.


CPR and First Aid Certification for Caregivers
Saturday, March 28, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Anna Griffin, EMT

Spanish translation provided.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED for this class. Please contact Parent Education Programs Manager, Susana Telles if you are interested in a future class. parented@habitot.org

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