Life-long Learning Directory

CLUBS

Harvest Moon
Community Farm

14363 Oren Rd N, Scandia

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

ainForest/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

Camp Fire Boys & Girls

2610 University Ave W, St. Paul

651-647-4407

www.camp-fire.org

Camp Fire - a co-ed youth development organization working together with family and community instilling values and social responsibility in youth while promoting fun! Camp Fire offers after-school enrichment, camping and self-reliance life skill opportunities. Call for more information.

Children's Yamaha Music School

Edina & Roseville

612-339-2255

Studies prove that the ideal time to begin formal music training is when the ear is the most receptive, between the ages of 3 1/2 -6. Children's Yamaha Music School offers basic musicianship and keyboard instruction for children 3 1/2 and up. Age appropriate activities include: music appreciation, singing (utilizing solfege techniques), keyboard playing, rhythm activities, movement, pitch recognition, note reading and writing, ensemble participation and musical games. Enroll now for the beginnings of a lifetime of musical enjoyment!

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).

RIVERCITY TAEKWONDO and PINE TREE TAEKWONDO

Chaska, St Paul, Brooklyn Center

612-368-4864 or 612-203-7454

Our programs provide a wide range of benefits including self-defense, fitness, personal growth & development, and possible Physical Educational Accreditation for homeschoolers. Programs are available for all ages and we have several locations throughout the metro area. Start your warrior's journey today.

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.

NURSERY SCHOOLS

City of Lakes Waldorf School

2344 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis

612-874-0264

Located in the heart of the city, the City of Lakes Waldorf School offers a comprehensive academic, artistic and physical education program in a structured, non-competitive environment for students in nursery through grade eight. The Waldorf curriculum meets and unfolds the child's developmental stages with the philosophy to educate "the head, the heart and the hands." Although nondenominational, Waldorf education strives to nurture the child's spiritual nature. This curriculum, which includes languages, handwork, woodwork, games (physical education), is in use at 700 Waldorf schools worldwide. The school is entering its eleventh year. For more information, please call Angie Hipp.

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 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 Noâl.

Classical Academy

5925 W. Lake St., St. Louis Park, MN 55417

612-928-0595

Classical Academy is a private, non-sectarian school founded in 1992. Currently located in St. Louis Park, and re-locating to Plymouth in Nov. of 1999, we serve students pre-K through grade 8. We offer small class sizes, and a strong academic foundation in a nurturing environment.

Concordia Early Learning Preschool

1355 Pierce Butler Rte, St. Paul

651-644-5378

www.celp.charter.k12.mn.us

CELP offers part/full time preschool for ages 3-5. Our highly qualified creative staff have developed a program focusing on children and their families. Children take control of their learning by choosing activities and materials to use from a varied and planned thematic environment as they play and learn together.

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