18 months-8 years Summer Season

June 29 - August 31
10:30am - 11:45am
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Thursday, Jun 29
Thursday, Jul 6 - No Class
Thursday, Jul 13
Thursday, Jul 20
Thursday, Jul 27 - No Class
Thursday, Aug 3
Thursday, Aug 10
Thursday, Aug 17 - No Class
Friday, Aug 18
Thursday, Aug 24 - No Class
Thursday, Aug 24
Thursday, Aug 31 - No Class
Thursday, Aug 31

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Class will be led by
Alisa Gebauer

Have questions? Call 413-397-2800 or email us.

About this class

Every Thursday and Friday this Summer, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In a 5-part class each week, Tinkergarten Leader, Alisa Gebauer, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into your child’s development.

The program progresses to meet each child’s needs season after season. This summer, the curriculum for 18 months-8 years will support the development of a range of cognitive, social/emotional and physical skills. Our focus skill for the season will be problem solving.

  • Children and adults should come dressed for the day’s weather with a water bottle and snack to enjoy.
  • In cases of extreme weather, families will be notified, and class will be rescheduled.
  • A single adult can accompany up to three children.
  • Siblings over or under the specified age range are most welcome to enroll.
  • Children under the age of 1 year are welcome to come without enrolling.
“ I loved that she was so self-sufficient...and it's just great to be in the park getting a little grimy every week. ”
— Mom to a 3-year-old
“ I really like the mission, and the instructors are incredibly prepared and engaged, and really wonderful with the kids. This could have easily been just another walk through the park, but you guys made it much more. Many thanks. ”
— Dad to a 6-year-old
“ I learned how and when to step back and let my son be himself in certain situations. That was a lesson that I needed so much as a parent. The leader was able to communicate this in such a gentle and generalized way that I was able to step back and see myself. Not only was that a useful lesson, it was life changing. ”
— Mom to a 3-year-old