Life-long Learning Directory

Cyber Village Academy

1336 Energy Park Drive

St. Paul, MN 55108

651-523-7170

www.cva.k12.mn.us

Cyber Village Academy's mission is to provide children with a highly personal and continuous connection to learning. CVA addresses the needs of seriously ill children whether they are in school, homebound or in the hospital. CVA also addresses the needs of children who need an additional educational option, which has previously been unavailable.

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

Our field trips educate 7-11 year olds about agriculture, nature, creative expression, and cooking. Four-hour trips include instruction, materials and guest speakers about three topics. One-week experiences include all of the above for 15 topics. Daily field trips cost $30 per child and weekly field trips cost $175 per child.

Minnesota Higher Education Services Office

1450 Energy Park Drive Suite 350 St Paul MN 55108

1-800-657-3866

www.mheso.state.mn.us

Whether it's for you or your children, paying for higher education can be difficult. We can help. Our free publications and presentations can help you prepare academically, financially, and socially for college. Call us for information to help you get ready for higher education. You can afford it!

Minnesota Vision Therapy Center

7250 France Ave. S. #415, Edina,

612-844-0844

Does your child have the visual skills necessary to learn? One out of four children enters school without the visual skills necessary to read. Visual skills are learned, just like walking or talking. Visual problems can be corrected, and improvement in self-esteem, academic, and athletic performance can result. Call for information on a complimentary evaluation.

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.

Step By Step Montessori Schools

7 locations-Edina, Chaska, Wayzata, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, St. Anthony Village

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 assessments with a matched tutor in the convenience of your own home. Flexible scheduling, curriculum 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.

Edina Family Center: A Community Education Service of the Edina Public Schools.

5701 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55424

612-928-2642

www.edina.k12.mn.us

Provides ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) for families and their children birth to kindergarten. Other learning opportunities: preschool days with an ECFE class, occasional childcare, school readiness, and a referral service. Mission: improve the quality of family life by strengthening families with support, services, and parent education.

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.

Stages Theatre Company

1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins

612-979-1123

www.stagestheatre.org

Stages Theatre Company is a leading provider of quality acting classes and workshops for kids ages 4-17. The theatre's popular program provides youth and children with a variety of skill-building opportunities that are fun and entertaining. Stages Theatre Company serves families throughout the metro area. Call for more information.

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