Active Minds is a bilingual play based program designed for children 2-3.5 years of age and their parents. Classes meet twice a week for 1.25 hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We encourage natural exploration and learning guided by a child’s parent, their first and most important teacher.
Active Minds provides early childhood education experiences in key dimensions of a child’s early learning: social/emotional growth and language and pre-literacy skill development. Parents and children actively engage together in the classroom activities. Younger siblings are welcome to participate. Using evidence based curriculum, the Early Childhood Specialist Teacher helps parents make the connection between play and school readiness and models specific strategies parents can use to optimize children’s play. Parents receive information and resources to extend learning opportunities at home. Active Minds is funded by the First 5 Napa County Children and Families Commission.