Life-long Learning Directory

612-920-5457

Centers offer a strong Montessori curriculum to meet each individual child's needs.

LEARNING CENTERS

Bright Start Children's Centers

St. Paul, Mendota Heights, St. Louis Park, New Hope, Chanhassen

651-646-2825

We offer a year-round program servicing families with children ages six weeks to ten years. A wide variety of age-apprpriate activities are used to accommodate the child's capabilities and interests. We create an environment where children can learn by doing, develop relationships and where developmental growth is fostered.

Club Z! In-home Tutoring Service

612-475-3150

Club Z! In-home Tutoring Service, a national provider of supplementary educational services and products is the only educational company which focuses on in-home tutoring. Club Z! tutors are located all over the Twin Cities offering free assessmants with a matched tutor in the convenience of your own home. Flexible scheduling, curriculums and payment plan. No long term contracts. Very reasonable rates.

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Lanesboro, MN

507-467-2437

www.eagle-bluff.org

Eagle Bluff offers family get-away weekends seven times a year. Activities are designed to involve parents and their children in hands-on, outdoor learning experiences. These include canoeing, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, Tree Tops high ropes course, climbing wall, and many more. Meals, lodging and evening entertainment are included in one family package price. Discounts available for educators.

LDA Learning Center

4301 Hwy 7 #160, Mpls

612-922-8374

LDA has been helping people of all ages with learning disabilities and related learning difficulties, including AD/HD, for more than 30 years. Services include LD assessment, 1 to 1 and small group tutoring, parent workshops and consultations.

Minneapolis Planetarium

300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls

612-630-6150

http://ast1.spa.umn.edu/Outreach/planetarium.html

Fantastic stargazing that's out of this world! Star shows for kids of all ages. Tour the solar system! Explore the galaxy. The universe is for everyone.

THEATER

Children's School of Expression

18125 19th Ave N, Plymouth

612-404-1484

Theatre and speech for ages 5-15. Students learn drama, public speaking, poise and etiquette. Our unique curriculum called "Express Yourself!" builds confidence and self-esteem. Locations in Plymouth, St. Louis Park, Minnetonka and Wayzata. Award-winning school, established in 1978. Director/Teacher: Kathryn Hume.

StageCoach Theatre Arts Schools

Edina, Minnetonka, St. Paul

612-929-1991

www.stage-school.com

For three hours each week your child or teenager can be part of a fun-packed, educational leisure activity based on the performing arts. StageCoach teaches the skills they need to act, dance and sing. These skills don't disappear when they come off the stage. StageCoach training is a training for life.

HORSEBACK RIDING

CLUBS

Harvest Moon

Community Farm

14363 Oren Rd N, Scandia

651-433-4358 or fax 651-433-4652

www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/3226/

email: hmcf@mailcity.com

The Beekeeping Program welcomes children, teens and adults year-round. It's great for 4-H, Girl Scout and Boy Scout groups. Each month, learn about the set-up and maintenance of hives and harvesting of honey. Speakers conduct presentations and hands-on lessons about ways to use honey and beeswax in cooking and crafts.

LESSONS/CLASSES

Gymboree Play and Music

5011 Ewing Ave, 50th & France, Edina

612-922-1555

www.gymboree.com

At Gymboree Play and Music we've been playing - and learning! - with newborns, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents for more than 20 years. We transform colorful playscapes, creative activities, high energy teachers, and the enthusiasm of parents into a fun-filled program that supports your child's healthy development.

Harvest Moon

Community Farm

14363 Oren Rd N, Scandia

651-433-4358 or fax 651-433-4652

www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/3226/

email: hmcf@mailcity.com

Harvest Moon offers year-round classes for children, teens and adults. Topics include: organic gardening and agriculture, cooking (using organic produce, canning, cheesemaking, herbs), beekeeping, the arts (papermaking, bookbinding, basketmaking, drawing, painting), "old-fashioned" skills (candlemaking, soapmaking, quilting), voluntary simplicity, and deep ecology. Please call for a class list and registration information.

Harvest Moon

Community Farm

14363 Oren Rd N, Scandia

651-433-4358 or fax 651-433-4652

www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/3226/

email: hmcf@mailcity.com

Does your 7-11 year old want to learn about farm animals, nature, the arts, gardening, cooking, and "old-fashioned" skills like candlemaking, cheesemaking and soapmaking? Our Farm School, which runs from June through August, 9-3, is a fun four-day camp. Cost is $185 (includes projects, snacks, t-shirt, and 300-page activity book).

Science Museum of Minnesota

120 Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul

651-221-9444

www.smm.org

The Science Museum offers learners of all ages the opportunity to discover their changing world through science. Options for children, teens and adults include classes, day camps, lectures, demonstrations, overnight camp-ins, trips, and birthday parties.

Wild Thoughts

Minneapolis

612-927-8018

Creative writing, mentoring and instruction for kids,teens and adults in a supportive and creative environment. Private lessons, group classes, or specially designed corporate programs available. If you love to write then let yoursef, and your thoughts go wild.

NURSERY SCHOOLS

Grace Neighborhood Nursery School

1430 W 28th St, Mpls

612-872-8131

Over 30 years a neighborhood tradition. Ages: 2 years 9 months-start of Kindergarten. Non-sectarian, multi-cultural curriculum. Morning and afternoon classes available. "We teach the way children learn."

PRESCHOOLS/MONTESSORIS

Arc-En-Ciel

Eden Prarie

612-944-1930

http://home.cwix.com/~veronique.noel@cwix.com

Arc-En-Ciel is a unique French Immersion Preschool and Kindergarten program. Children absorb a language rather than they learn it. The school offers a warm and friendly environment reinforcing the students' creativity and developing their imagination while facilitating the academic learning process. The program is similar to the curriculum taught in Preschool in France. Teachers are French native speakers. The school will expand the program to 1st grade as early as Fall 2000. Accreditation by the French Ministry of Education is expected sometime in 2001. Registration is already open for Fall 2000 (children up to seven). Call Veronique NoÎl.

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