MHM employs the Montessori approach to foster social competency, concentration, and persistence in children ages 6 weeks–5 years, most of whom live at or below the federal poverty level. The organization aims to create a children’s lending library for its learning centers to increase access to linguistically and developmentally appropriate books. The lending library would allow families a greater variety of books to read with their children, and provide literacy calendars to track the amount of time children spend reading.
Warren Village’s Greta Horwitz Learning Center educates children ages 6 weeks to 10 years old with a curriculum designed specifically for underserved students. In addition to cognitive, language, social exercises, the learning center conducts regular cultural and recreational field trips in the Denver area to enrich student’s education. Each classroom of approximately 14 preschool children attends at least two trips each year to city venues such as the zoo, art museums, the symphony and theater, and the children’s museum. Field trips provide students with informative lessons in the arts and sciences and an opportunity for a new experience, and also build their sense of community with both their peers and their city.
The Boulder Chamber Orchestra introduces classical compositions to audiences with its fall concert series featuring Boulder's finest purveyors of eighth notes. During Liberation, violinist Lindsay Deutsch will fill eardrums like tiny, posh swimming pools with masterful interpretations of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, as well as Mozart's overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio and Beethoven's Symphony no. 7. The Boulder Chamber Orchestra plans to razzle-dazzle audiences at Piety with cochleae-massaging takes on Vivaldi's Concerto for Strings RV 127, Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine, and Mozart's Requiem. Piety also showcases the Ars Nova Singers, who will celebrate their 26th season of crafting powerful a cappella by using trophies instead of microphones and sprinkling their vocal talents into the evening's aural stew.
Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes in which parents and wee ones work together to build tots’ creativity and encourage development through play. Weekly classes are available for both the freshly born sapling and the five-years-young wise wanderer. This deal includes rhythm-building music classes, imagination-expanding art classes, mobility-enhancing sports classes, Play & Learn (Gymboree's most popular class), and all family classes. The month-long membership allows you to take one class per week, with make-ups available during enrollment if you miss a class. This deal also includes unlimited attendance at Gymboree's open gym sessions (contact location for schedule), and you will receive a $25 discount on Gymboree clothing with a $50 purchase.
Who knows what kids need? Just ask a mom. Club 4 Kids is fully staffed by mothers. Back in 1992, Patty Stouffer couldn't find a reliable place to drop her kids off for a few hours, so she decided to create one. Today, parents drop their brood off at one of two locations. Here, kids get their hands covered in paint at the art center, exercise imaginations playing dress-up, and practice containing their road rage while driving play cars. Even older kids occupy themselves, by playing video or board games in the on-site clubhouse. Every two hours, the group breaks for a meal or snack, so kids are well-fed by the time their parents come to pick them up.