Kids Play Garden

Pre-School & Drop-In Creative Arts Learning Center Your children can learn, explore, creativity, interact with old and new friends, get exercise, enjoy music, take part in circle time, learn a new yoga pose, try a new instrument, or become an exciting character while engaging in pretend play.

Play Garden encourages individual growth in a natural and open learning environment.

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Meet Ms. Hayley! She is originally from Mt. Pleasant and a graduate of Winthrop University. She has experience with children of all ages and is such a sweet new addition to our mornings. We are so grateful and excited to have her join our Kids Garden team✨🌿
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Older kids LOVE us! We know what you think: we’re known for our top notch preschool program, and yes - we are! We love our preschoolers.. But we’re always blown away by how much older children love being in our afternoon enrichment classes, and even coming in in the mornings and helping our preschoolers out. We love when our center is full of multi-age children! And we know they love it too! 💚

Do you have these kid friendly tweezers at home? If you don’t, we think you should! They drastically help children improve their fine motor skills, which in turn helps them maintain control of objects like pencils, pens, crayons, markers, paintbrushes, shoelaces, musical instruments, a toothbrush… the list goes on! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Fine motor skills are a crucial part of children gaining autonomy and independence. With tools like these, improving their fine motor skills can be fun! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🤞🏼Grab some pom poms and give them a small container to put the pom poms in ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🤞🏼Pick up small bugs and move them to a bug home you made for them⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🤞🏼Take a bottle with a small hole at the top and dress it up fun! Then offer some beads in a tray, can they get them inside? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
BONUS POINTS: All these activities help improve hand eye coordination!

Handwriting, tracing and letter recognition may not SOUND fun, but at Kids Garden - we’re experts in the art of making learning fun.

🌿Our flexible, hands-on, play-based preschool program is open for enrollment. We know times are uncertain, and it’s why we know you need flexible care now, more than ever. Please call the center or message us on social media with ANY questions you may have! We’re here for you, parents! And we want to make learning fun for your kiddos too!

We love being silly at Kids Garden! Brain flakes are one of our favorite fine motor activities in the center. Creations are endless and the children’s imagination run wild. We can’t wait to see what they will create next! ✨💚

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🖐️ Scissors⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🖐️ Paper ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🖐️ A pencil to draw lines ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
→ Let them practice their cutting skills, their tracing skills, as well as improve their hand-eye coordination!

Have you heard the buzz? Junior Explorers Club is growing with your family! Sign up for adventures and day camps for ages 5 and up! Election Day camp is filling up-Go online to reserve your spot! Scroll down to Nov 3rd and choose your location https://kidsgardenjuniorexplorersclub.as.me/schedule.php

We live by the idea that we’ve got your back as a parent. We’re parents too! We’re continually shown that we all have a better chance at thriving when we’re surrounded by support. We want to be that support for you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Did you know we offer a new promotion every month just to support you? We’re always looking for new ways to meet our family’s needs, so speak up! We’re all ears. We truly believe that community is key, and support is necessary! Thanks for all of yours, Kids Garden families! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Hope to see you in the center soon! 🎃

[10/16/20]   We are interviewing to add to our team! Please share if you know a creative individual that could grow in our garden.

Kids Garden is an eco-friendly creative arts learning center. Our centers are built on community, offering families peace of mind in all that we do. We are seeking educators and energetic individuals to bring fun to learning for children ages 12 months (and walking) to 12 years old. Creative play is the heart of our center. We encourage children to learn through play as well as structured classes and activities (preschool, kids yoga, drawing/painting/sculpting, lego learning, motivational movement, recycled building and more). We are also launching a new after school and outdoors Junior Explorers Club!

We have a diversified staff bringing all areas of expertise and are looking for individuals that have flexibility, enjoy teamwork, multitasking, entertaining and inspiring children, communicating with parents, exploring areas of art, working with an energetic and outgoing staff, creating activities, and most important having fun!

Please apply if interested and one of our directors will be in touch to set up an interview.

Our afternoons are BACK! 👏👏👏⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Parents, we’ve got you! Bring your kiddos in after school, and give yourself some extra time. They’re excited and delighted, and we’re thrilled too! We love spending our afternoons with children, creating, playing, reading + more!

Our preschool program draws from Montessori and Reggio Emilia approaches to learning, so teachers can easily accommodate multiple learning needs and styles. The daily routine includes a variety of activities ranging from independent learning stations and organized crafts, to kids yoga and indoor playset time. Hands-on and creative play is the way! 🌿

Our preschool program draws from Montessori and Reggio Emilia approaches to learning, so teachers can easily accommodate multiple learning needs and styles. The daily routine includes a variety of activities ranging from independent learning stations and organized crafts, to kids yoga and indoor playset time. Hands-on and creative play is the way! 🌿

Our Afternoon Enrichment Classes are your ticket to getting things done in the afternoon! 🦠⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Our Meet your Muck class is all about sensory exploration and hands on fun! Children will experiment with different textures, make slime, putty, flubber and other various substances and concoctions. This class is like throwing your own slime party!

Call to schedule a tour or register online!

It may still feel like Summer in Charleston, but here at Kids Garden we are teaching our friends all about Fall and the other seasons 🍁 ☀️ 🌸 ❄️

Sensory Play EVERY DAY! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Mamas, did you know we offer sensory hour every single day?! We help your children regulate their central nervous systems, connect synapses in their brains for life long brain health, and engage themselves in whole-body learning -- all while you check things off your to do list, or maybe head home and give yourself a break. You deserve it! That’s what we’re here for! 👏

At Kids Garden, we blend together some of the greatest early childhood education theories, and add a dash of our own Kids Garden learning to the recipe. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Pulling from the Reggio Emilia theory, we offer provocations throughout the day, with the intention to provide an invitation for children to explore and express themselves. These activities are set up to provoke creative thinking and out of the box imaginative thinking 🌿⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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A provocation can be as simple as combining two materials that aren’t often used together, and more complex as a small structure with some markers and paper. 🖊️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Tag us in anything you can whip up at home!

That's right at Kids Garden we GROW with your family! Don't forget we have age-appropriate activities for up to 12 years old! Our Afternoon Enrichment Classes & Junior Explorers Club are great options for school-age kiddos. Call to reserve a spot today!

We’re spooked at how awesome this deal is! 👻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Parents! We know you’ve been cooped up at home, and doing way too many things for one human! Let us take your children off your hands in the afternoons, and you go enjoy some “you time”, doing whatever fills up your cup! We’ve got you!

Congratulations 🍾 to our incredible MountPleasant Director Miss Michelle! What a magical evening celebrating your love and commitment to Shanter amongst family and friends 💚🦋👰🏼

We’ve been talking about feelings and emotions this week at Kids Garden. Can you feel the love in this picture? 💚🥰

Preschool / 4K open enrollment!! Looking for flexible and creative PreK options? We got you! Reggio and Montessori inspired with hands-on leaning in an eco-friendly environment 💚

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🎨 Sensory Learning is key to the brain making crucial connections in these early years! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🎨 Sensory Learning = Any activities that engage your senses (AKA making a big, beautiful creative mess!)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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➡️ Put down a slick surface to cover your whole table: saran wrap, aluminum foil - something sturdy (sometimes two layers is a good idea)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
➡️ Start with one color, only adding more when you notice your child seems ready for another dose of excitement⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
➡️ From there, add another color - but only 1 at a time - draw out the fun! Allow your child to really be present with the colors they have in front of them, and with how they interact with each other ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
➡️ For extra fun: You can even offer up q tips, forks or other interesting materials to move the paint around with⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
➡️ For even MORE creative fun: when your child has reached their peak level of interest, take paper and press it against the surface - creating your very own print. And memory of this sensory, learning experience!

Kids Garden’s got you with flexible programming, packages and support. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌿 Junior Explorers Club ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌿 Virtual Learning Support

Looking for an easy way to make well-loved toys seem new again? 🪀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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➕ Add a second material with them: wooden people (one of our favorites!), cars, pipe cleaners, balls -- you can’t go wrong!

We’ve got you with flexible childcare through all seasons of your family’s growth! You can count on us for both spontaneity and stability. That’s what we’re here for! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🌿 Junior Explorers Club: After-School Adventures & Outdoor Day Camps⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌿 Virtual Learning Support at Kids Garden

When the world gets busy and crazy, don’t forget to take some time for you, and give your kids some time too. At Kids Garden, we created our environment to act as the third teacher, a magical, whimsical place, where experiments are encouraged and exploration is the constant. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Come explore our safe, eco-friendly, creative arts learning center today 🌿

We want to introduce one of our new teachers Miss Mia! It’s been such a pleasure having her at our South Windermere location. She is currently a Junior at the College of Charleston. Please join us in welcoming Miss Mia 🤗#kidsgarden #reggioteachers #dropinchildcare

[09/16/20]   Thank you all so much for your support in responding to our Junior Explorer's Club Survey! Your information helps inform our programming decisions in these ever evolving times.

We've contacted the winner of the 2 free hours of play! And will keep you posted as we determine the final details of what we're creating within our Junior Explorer's Club program. In the meantime, head to our website to learn more about the importance of outdoor education! 🌿

Hey families! We often hear how much of a life-saver we are for so many families. It brings us so much joy, and it’s what we’re here for!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Now, tell us: how do we support you best? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌿 Drop-in Packages⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌿 Preschool Make-up days⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌿 Parent’s Night Out, ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌿 Flexible Summer Camp Options⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Where do you go while your kiddos are here? Help us learn how you best use us, and maybe we’ll find a way to partner up with your favorite local establishment for a giveaway!

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Have you heard about Junior Explorers Club?

Today is the LAST day to answer our survey and enter our giveaway for 2 free hours of play! 🐛

2 minute survey, could mean 2 free hours of play! Click the link below!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6bTfV-1aVbgjKfCyQ7pZPjPqKd1pEgjgvhTL5bVWro0XfTw/viewform?usp=sf_link

docs.google.com Fill out our quick survey, and be entered into a giveaway to receive two free hours of care! 🌿

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Children use a variety of safe and non-toxic tools to breathe new life into recyclable products, all while strengthening fine motor skills and learning the fundamentals of engineering. Recycled building and crafting motivate everyone to feel responsible in respecting, valuing and taking care of the environment. At Kids Garden we believe recycled materials contribute to many of the creative learning projects within our learning center, encouraging creativity, self-expression and the use of our imagination!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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♻️ How can you offer this at home? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
ANY recycled materials, paint, markers, glue, tape, stickers, aluminum foil, saran wrap -- there’s no way to go wrong! These open-ended materials encourage creativity and imagination, so very necessary in a time full of technology and days spent at home.

Open till 4pm now!! Enjoy enrichment, learning, exercise and fun at both locations!! School age and virtual kids- we got you too!!!

More hours to learn and play coming your way!!!

Learn & Play in a Creative Way!

In our facility, your children can learn, explore, create and interact with old friends and new! Get exercise, enjoy music, take part in circle time, learn a new yoga pose, try a new instrument or become an exciting character while engaging in pretend play. Kids Play Garden encourages individual growth in a natural and open learning environment.

We also understand the hectic schedules that we all face, so being flexible and working with your family’s needs is a top priority. Whether you just need to drop off for a little while or come on a regular basis, we have a package that is right for you!

Call the location nearest you to speak to our knowledgable teaching staff, or visit our website wwww.kidsplaygarden.com for more information and online registration. We look forward to hearing from you!

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