EDS offers afternoon specialty classes as enrichment. Students enrolled in our traditional programs may enroll as well as area students looking for a short enrichment option. Courses run in two semesters, September through December, and January through June. Pricing is detailed on our Tuition Rates page.
Young children have a natural curiosity about themselves and the world around them. In science class, they will discover things through exploration, observation, and investigation. They will see the value in the data they collect. This class involves hands-on learning through inquiry and processing, promotes curiosity through observation and investigations, and develops positive attitudes for science. Children bring a lunch from home and eat with the teacher preceding class.
Offered Fall and Spring semesters
Rhythm of the World: A language-based program incorporating music, instruments, games and rituals from cultures throughout the world. This program teaches awareness of and empathy for different cultures.
Offered Mondays, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, Fall Semester, children ages 3-6
Private Piano Lessons: Private piano lessons are offered using the method “My First Piano Adventure” with four and five year old children, which includes two levels and two books at each level. This series is specifically designed for pre-readers. Children ages 3.4 to 4 years of age are also invited to take lessons that do not involve books. These lessons are more sensorial in nature, including fun fingerboard games which encourage an age appropriate introduction to core musical concepts such as: fast/slow, loud, soft, and high/low.
Offered weekly, Fall and Spring Semesters. Please call Ray Lassonde, 603-759-3443, for appointment.
Introductory Spanish will be taught through music, activities and games. They will tough n colors, numbers, shapes, manners and important phrases for any child in any language such as "My name is...", "How are you?" and "I have to go to the bathroom."
Children bring a lunch from home and eat with the teacher preceding class.
Offered Thursdays 11:30-1:00 pm, Children ages 3-6
Using popular children’s picture books and artists as inspiration, students explore different media while learning various art concepts such as tracing, cutting and gluing, coloring, and painting to build strong foundations. Next children explore more advanced concepts like shading, color mixing, back and foreground, collage, textures, patterns, landscape, still life, and portraiture. The students use markers, watercolors, paint, oil pastels, pencils, both in teacher directed and open ended child centered art. Children bring a lunch from home and eat with the teacher preceding class.
Not currently offered.
Musical Theater: The children are involved in the complete process of putting on a play or musical. This includes the organization of ideas, development of a story line, creation and development of characters, script development, choreography, and props. Family and friends are invited to a performance at the conclusion of the class. Children bring a lunch from home and eat with the teacher preceding class.
Offered Mondays, 11:30 pm-1:00 pm, Spring Semester, children ages 3-6
Children learn about measuring, pouring, chopping, mixing, melting, and safety while cooking. They create a cookbook complete with appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. The children each take home a cookbook at the end of the cooking class so they can continue making all the recipes they learned in class. Children bring a lunch from home and eat with the teacher preceding class.
Offered Wednesdays 11:30-1:00 Spring 2020
Yoga for Threes
Yoga helps children achieve a more peaceful existence in both mind and body. With practice, children have the opportunity to find peace within themselves and be able to stay in that peaceful place. They will have skills to be less reactive and more content, regardless of what takes place around them. Children who regularly practice yoga are better able to manage their emotions, manage stress, and calm themselves. Centered, calm children learn more easily, have better social skills, and, in general, are much happier children.
Mrs. Anderson, a certified classroom yoga instructor, offers a 12-week spring yoga class, starting in March, for students in the two-day, three-year-old classes. Children bring a lunch from home and eat with the teacher preceding class.
Offered Spring 2020