Preschool

Dance | Yoga | Fitness | Music | Art | Drama

A WELL-ROUNDED FINE ARTS EDUCATION THAT'S EXPERTLY CRAFTED FOR AGES 2 - 5

Children will participate in school readiness skills, dance, yoga, and fitness classes while enjoying music, art, and drama. Students have six classes each day, filled with imagination and creativity. The goal of the program is to enhance each child’s overall development including gross and fine motor skills and improve social, cognitive, and emotional awareness.

The MINI MOVERS program is open to boys and girls ages 2-3, while the LITTLE MOVERS class is for ages 3-5.

If it’s your child’s first time in a classroom setting, our integration policy provides a seamless transition!

Frequently Asked Questions

NEDA has over 30 years of knowledge and expertise working with preschool-aged children. An experience that is active, educational and creative. An opportunity for children to learn and socialize in a nurturing environment without iPads, iPhones, tablets or screens.

NEDA’s Fine Arts Club is a structured program that allows children to develop skills and talents at a young age. Children participate in Dance, Yoga, and Fitness classes while enjoying Music, Art and Drama daily. A fun new theme is offered each week. Each class is filled with numerous opportunities for creativity and imagination.

Mini Movers is open to ages 2-3 (must be 2 years old by the first day of the program). Little Movers is open to ages 3-5 (must be 3 years old by the first day of the program). 3 year old’s who are new to non-parented classes should consider Mini Movers as their introduction.

Yes! You will be encouraged to say your goodbyes and allow our skilled teachers to take your child into class. If this is your child’s first time in a non-parented setting it is not uncommon to see tears. It may take your little one a few weeks to feel secure and confident in their new environment. Our main goal is to insure your child feels safe and protected. We have an integration policy so we can ease your child into the classroom setting.

You will not be able to wait inside the facility. We do a drop-off and pick-up at the front entrance – just like at school. We use the entire studio for these sessions. Parents will be invited into the classroom through a virtual sneak, and a peak to watch during designated viewing weeks throughout the year.

It’s perfectly normal for children to have anxiety and separation issues when they first begin. Our teachers are prepared to help your child adjust to this new dynamic of leaving mom or dad at the door. In the beginning, we give your child approximately 30 minutes to ease into the class. Our teachers are well-trained in comforting your child and easing them into the class. If your child is still upset and feeling scared, our teachers will call you. Usually within 3-4 drop offs, your child will understand the routine and will be comfortable with attending class independently.

There is a $50 non-refundable deposit due at the time of registration.

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Art

There are studies that show that children who make art, read better, and have a better understanding of science and math. Art helps young children develop both gross and fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are essential for a child's school readiness. In art class, children work on projects to increase imagination and creativity, as well as increase their capacity for memory and attention. Art projects stimulate both sides of the brain. Children can use art as another vehicle for communication.

Dance

Preschool-age children primarily learn through physical and sensory experiences. Dance helps young children develop language, while expanding on emotional, social, and cognitive skills. Children gain discipline and focus as they engage in important life skills.

Drama

We love that drama classes help young children with their oral communication skills. Children learn empathy, listening skills, social skills, and self-discipline, as well as creative problem-solving. Acting out emotions helps children who are shy and reserved. Class time provides ideas and suggestions on how to emote and/or control emotions. Poetry in motion, storytelling through acting, and movement exercises are aimed at giving children the tools they need to develop confidence and self-esteem.

Health & Fitness

Physical activity promotes healthy growth and development. We aim to build a healthier body composition, and stronger bones and muscles. Gym classes improve a child's cardiovascular fitness. Children who have a higher level of physical activity are more likely to stay active as they mature.

In our Fine Arts Club, we incorporate obstacle courses, the tumble Trax, acrobatics, gymnastics, relays, and fitness games to teach body awareness and strength. We also serve healthy snacks and teach the students about the food they eat, where it comes from, and how and where it grows.

Music

We believe in the whole-body approach to learning. Music and movement classes have been shown to improve a child's memory, cognitive development, learning skills and expressive ability. Music integrates physical, cognitive, and emotional learning. instruments, singing, melody and rhythm are explored.

ABC'S and 123's - Music and Dance incorporates traditional language to teach timing, spatial awareness, and tempo. We go a step further by also introducing sign language from an early age.

Yoga & Meditation

We start our students on a journey of health and wellness from an early age. Yoga physically enhances a child's flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness improve.

Meditation reduces a child's impulsiveness and improves concentration and focus. In our fast-paced, multi-tasking world, it's helpful for children to learn relaxation techniques that can help them slow down, breathe, and clear their minds.

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