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Early Childhood
Enrichment Classes

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Register online for
Winter Early Childhood Enrichment

 classes beginning
Monday, November 29 at 8:00AM.

All winter Early Childhood classes will be in-person, may be outdoors,

and the AAPS Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols will be followed. The document contains an overview of the current prevention and mitigation strategies for Winter 2022. As information and guidance about Covid-19 changes, these strategies and levels of deployment art subject to change. The MOST up to date prescreening questionnaire for all participants can be found here.

Please note: Scholarship recipients will need to call 734.994.2300 x0 for assistance with registration.

Nursery Play

$155

Exploration Zone INSIDE
Mondays
10:00AM - 11:15AM
1/10 - 3/21

Ages: Walking to 5 years & an Adult. 

We are excited to welcome families back to our fabulous playroom for Exploration Zone Inside this winter! We have a variety of free-play activity centers to explore: art and sensory experiences, dramatic play, puzzles, blocks, climbing, books, and much more. 8 classes.

No class on 1/17, 2/14 or 2/21.

Yellow Vest

$109

Outdoor Adventures w/Andrea
Mondays
11:00AM - 11:45AM
1/31 - 3/14

Ages: 2.5-5 years & an Adult. 

Is your family ready to embrace the outdoors this winter and play outside in this newly-designed class full of surprises? Trek through the woods (and hopefully some snow!) completing scavenger hunts, creating winter-based art or learning new sports and games all while being in the company of other children and parents. 

6 classes. No class 2/21.

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$139

Babies and Parents Together
Mondays
1:00PM - 2:00PM
1/10 - 3/21

Ages: 4-12 months (non-walkers) & an Adult. 

Gather each week to sing, dance, play and socialize. At the beginning of class, Sara leads a circle time with a routine of lap songs, nursery rhymes, movement and stories. Babies will be thrilled to see other little ones on the laps of their friendly caregivers! The second half of class moves on to adult discussions focusing on parenting topics. 8 classes. 

No class on 1/17, 2/14, 2/21.

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$175

Exploration Zone INSIDE
Tuesdays
9:15AM - 10:30AM
1/11 - 3/22

Ages: Walking to 5 years & an Adult. 

We are excited to welcome families back to our fabulous playroom for Exploration Zone Inside this winter! We have a variety of free-play activity centers to explore: art and sensory experiences, dramatic play, puzzles, blocks, climbing, books, and much more. 9 classes. 

No class on 2/15 or 2/22.

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$175

Exploration Zone INSIDE
Tuesdays
11:00AM - 12:15PM
1/11 - 3/22

Ages: Walking to 5 years & an Adult. 

We are excited to welcome families back to our fabulous playroom for Exploration Zone Inside this winter! We have a variety of free-play activity centers to explore: art and sensory experiences, dramatic play, puzzles, blocks, climbing, books, and much more. 9 classes. 

No class on 2/15 or 2/22.

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$190

Music Together INSIDE
Tuesdays
12:45PM - 1:30PM
1/11 - 3/15

Ages: Birth-5 years & Caregiver. 

This is the original Music Together® classes that encourages children and families to experience the joy of making music together. In our classes, your child interacts with peers of different ages and participates at their own level in signing moving, listening, observing, chanting or exploring musical instruments.

10 classes.

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$190

Music Together INSIDE
Tuesdays
2:00PM - 2:45PM
1/11 - 3/15

Ages: Birth-5 years & Caregiver. 

This is the original Music Together® classes that encourages children and families to experience the joy of making music together. In our classes, your child interacts with peers of different ages and participates at their own level in signing moving, listening, observing, chanting or exploring musical instruments.

10 classes.

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$149

Beginning Ballet II
Tuesdays
4:30PM - 5:15PM
1/11 - 3/22

Ages: 5-7 years. 

Young dancers who have taken a basic ballet class will enjoy the next level of ballet with Ms. Gina. This class will enhance your child's balance and flexibility with teaching of basic steps, placement and vocabulary. We will begin awareness of alignment and placement. Class will include basic barre work as well. A performance is included at the end of the session. 9 classes.

No class 1/25 and 3/1.

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$149

Hip Hop II
Tuesdays
5:45PM - 6:30PM
1/11 - 3/22

Ages: 5-7 years. 

Did your child enjoy Ms. Gina's first Hip Hop class or participate in one of her workshops through the AAPS Free Programming last year? If so, this action-packed class is for these young dancers who love kid-friendly Hip Hop and funk style music and may not be as interested in traditional dance. Dancers concentrate on developing rhythm and coordination while encouraging individual style and following choreography. Class includes an introduction to stage presence, acting and improvisations. A performance is included at the end of the session. 9 classes. 

No class 1/25 and 3/1.

Stacking Blocks

$115

Jump Into Speech
Wednesdays
9:30AM - 10:30AM
1/12 - 2/16

Ages: 15-30 months & an Adult. 

In this class, adults learn and practice strategies that enhance language learning with guidance from teacher and Speech and Language Pathologist, Emily McGuire. During the first half of class, toddlers and adults explore and play in different stations in our classroom while making choices and interacting with peers. Areas may include block building area, dramatic play, fine motor, gross motor, art, books, sensory and more. The second part of class is Circle Time with songs, movement, and partner activities. 6 classes.

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$95

Jump Into Speech
Wednesdays
9:30AM - 10:30AM
2/23 - 3/23

Ages: 15-30 months & an Adult. 

In this class, adults learn and practice strategies that enhance language learning with guidance from teacher and Speech and Language Pathologist, Emily McGuire. During the first half of class, toddlers and adults explore and play in different stations in our classroom while making choices and interacting with peers. Areas may include block building area, dramatic play, fine motor, gross motor, art, books, sensory and more. The second part of class is Circle Time with songs, movement, and partner activities. 5 classes.

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$190

Music Together "Barn Style"
Wednesdays
10:00AM - 10:45AM
1/12 - 3/16

Ages: Birth to 5 years & Caregiver. Stephanie is hosting classes in a private barn (refurbished into an indoor gym) where families dress for the cold temperatures with the heat turned on, so barn doors can be opened for maximum airflow. This is the original Music Together® class that encourages children and families to experience the joy of making music together. In our classes, your child interacts with peers of different ages and participates at their own level in singing, moving, listening, observing, chanting or exploring musical instruments. 10 classes.

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$69

I Like to Move It, Move It
Wednesdays
10:30AM - 11:15AM
3/2 - 3/23

Ages: 2-4 years & an Adult.

Gather together, get moving and get on your feet! Join Lisa each week in an active and upbeat class with other families using the dance studio of the CAB. Children and adults sing and dance while also being introduced to new material every week. Class ends with rotating activities like parachute play, hula hoops and tunnels.

4 classes.

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$69

Little Bouncy Boppers
Wednesdays
10:30AM - 11:15AM
1/12 - 2/2

Ages: Crawling-2 years & an Adult. 

This class for older babies and toddlers focuses on movements for building your child's body and brain in the dance studio of the CAB. Lisa begins class with a few minutes of getting to know each other through sharing developments and milestones. Next, we use repetitive welcome songs to practice waving, clapping, stomping, and tapping movements. The remainder of the class uses rotating props such as scarves, sticks, shakers, and stuffed animals to introduce a variety of dance and movement activities. 4 classes.

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$95

Jump Into Speech
Wednesdays
11:00AM - NOON
2/23 - 3/23

Ages: 15-30 months & an Adult. 

In this class, adults learn and practice strategies that enhance language learning with guidance from teacher and Speech and Language Pathologist, Emily McGuire. During the first half of class, toddlers and adults explore and play in different stations in our classroom while making choices and interacting with peers. Areas may include block building area, dramatic play, fine motor, gross motor, art, books, sensory and more. The second part of class is Circle Time with songs, movement, and partner activities. 5 classes.

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$115

Jump Into Speech
Wednesdays
11:00AM - NOON
1/12 - 2/16

Ages: 15-30 months & an Adult. 

In this class, adults learn and practice strategies that enhance language learning with guidance from teacher and Speech and Language Pathologist, Emily McGuire. During the first half of class, toddlers and adults explore and play in different stations in our classroom while making choices and interacting with peers. Areas may include block building area, dramatic play, fine motor, gross motor, art, books, sensory and more. The second part of class is Circle Time with songs, movement, and partner activities. 6 classes.

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$190

Music Together "Barn Style"
Wednesdays
11:15AM - NOON
1/12 - 3/16

Ages: Birth to 5 years & Caregiver. Stephanie is hosting classes in a private barn (refurbished into an indoor gym) where families dress for the cold temperatures with the heat turned on, so barn doors can be opened for maximum airflow. This is the original Music Together® class that encourages children and families to experience the joy of making music together. In our classes, your child interacts with peers of different ages and participates at their own level in singing, moving, listening, observing, chanting or exploring musical instruments. 10 classes.

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$149

Creative Dancer
Wednesdays
2:00PM - 2:45PM
1/12 - 3/23

Ages: 3.5-5 years. 

This high energy class teaches rhythm, coordination and balance through age-appropriate movements set to upbeat music in the dance studio of the CAB. Your young dancer develops muscle memory in this independent class while having lot's of fun. The dancing style is great for girls and boys who like to move and aren't as interested in traditional dance classes. 

9 classes. No class 1/26, 3/2.

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$115

Magical Nutty Science Fun
Thursdays
9:45AM - 10:30AM
1/20 - 2/24

Ages: 3-5 years & an Adult.

Join the Nutty Scientists for some Magical Science Fun this winter in our CAB 'laboratory'. You and your budding scientist participate in interactive experiments, investigations and hands-on activities in a supportive and friendly classroom environment. This 6-week session explores all elements of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) with spell-binding projects including optical illusions, static electricity wands, color-changing chemistry and more.

6 classes.

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$115

Magical Nutty Science Fun
Thursdays
11:00AM - 11:45AM
1/20 - 2/24

Ages: 3-5 years & an Adult.

Join the Nutty Scientists for some Magical Science Fun this winter in our CAB 'laboratory'. You and your budding scientist participate in interactive experiments, investigations and hands-on activities in a supportive and friendly classroom environment. This 6-week session explores all elements of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) with spell-binding projects including optical illusions, static electricity wands, color-changing chemistry and more.

6 classes.

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$155

Babies and Parents Together
Thursdays
NOON - 1:00PM
1/27 - 3/24

Ages: 4-12 months (non-walkers) & an Adult. 

Gather each week to sing, dance, play and socialize. At the beginning of class, Sara leads a circle time with a routine of lap songs, nursery rhymes, movement and stories. Babies will be thrilled to see other little ones on the laps of their friendly caregivers! The second half of class moves on to adult discussions focusing on parenting topics. 9 classes.

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$165

Imagine Dance
Thursdays
4:30PM - 5:30PM
1/27 - 3/24

Ages: 4-6 years. 

This class is an introduction to modern dance, improvisation and individual creativity in the dance studio at the CAB. Dancers learn to move their bodies in different ways as Lesley interweaves dance, music, literature and art for a holistic experience into the dance world. Class includes warm up, floor work, locomotor, choreography and improvisation. A studio performance is included at the end of the session.

9 classes.

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$190

Music Together
Thursdays
5:15PM - 6:00PM
1/13 - 3/17

Ages: Birth-5 years & Caregiver. 

This is the original Music Together® classes that encourages children and families to experience the joy of making music together. In our classes, your child interacts with peers of different ages and participates at their own level in signing moving, listening, observing, chanting or exploring musical instruments.

10 classes.

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$190

Music Together
Thursdays
6:30PM - 7:15PM
1/13 - 3/17

Ages: Birth-5 years & Caregiver. 

This is the original Music Together® classes that encourages children and families to experience the joy of making music together. In our classes, your child interacts with peers of different ages and participates at their own level in signing moving, listening, observing, chanting or exploring musical instruments.

10 classes.

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$169

Fun at One and Two
Fridays
9:30AM - 10:30AM
1/14 - 3/25

Ages: Walking 12 to 30 months & an Adult. 

Welcome to the world of the one and two year old! We gather together each week to sing, play and move with other families and same-age peers. Class begins with open-ended time to explore, play and socialize with other families in our large classroom. Adults can share latest developments, questions and concerns with one another while toddlers play around the classroom. The group will have fun singing, dancing and learning in addition to practicing important gross motor skills like walking backwards, marching, and jumping. 10 classes.

No class on 2/18.

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$169

My Big Messy Art Class
Fridays
10:00AM - 10:45AM
1/14 - 3/25

Ages: 3.5-5 years & an Adult. 

Dress for mess and artistic success! Inspire your child's creativity and help build fine motor skills through this process-based art class. Nina has a Master's of Fine Arts degree and loves helping young children find their inner artist. Your child will smear, squeeze, splatter and otherwise explore endless possibilities using a variety of materials including paints, doughs, crayons, chalk, collage and found/recycled items. Each class is fresh and unique as Nina never repeats the same art project twice!

10 classes.

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$25

Ecological Winter Walk - January
Friday
11:00AM - 11:45AM
1/21 ONLY

Ages: 2.5-5 years & Adult. 

Find out what nature has to offer in the magical season of winter in Ann Arbor! Professor Pollen will lead Junior Scientists and their "Adult Assistants" on treks through the Thurston Woods and Pond to learn how to observe like a scientist. Search for evidence of wildlife, discover the diversity of plants and trees and learn a bit about pond ecology. Each class includes nature walks, experiments and demonstrations. 1 class.

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$25

Ecological Winter Walk - February
Friday
11:00AM - 11:45AM
2/11 ONLY

Ages: 2.5-5 years & Adult. 

Find out what nature has to offer in the magical season of winter in Ann Arbor! Professor Pollen will lead Junior Scientists and their "Adult Assistants" on treks through the Thurston Woods and Pond to learn how to observe like a scientist. Search for evidence of wildlife, discover the diversity of plants and trees and learn a bit about pond ecology. Each class includes nature walks, experiments and demonstrations. 1 class.

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$25

Ecological Winter Walk - March
Friday
11:00AM - 11:45AM
3/11 ONLY

Ages: 2.5-5 years & Adult. 

Find out what nature has to offer in the magical season of winter in Ann Arbor! Professor Pollen will lead Junior Scientists and their "Adult Assistants" on treks through the Thurston Woods and Pond to learn how to observe like a scientist. Search for evidence of wildlife, discover the diversity of plants and trees and learn a bit about pond ecology. Each class includes nature walks, experiments and demonstrations. 1 class.

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$169

Fun at One and Two
Fridays
11:00AM - NOON
1/14 - 3/25

Ages: Walking 12 to 30 months & an Adult. 

Welcome to the world of the one and two year old! We gather together each week to sing, play and move with other families and same-age peers. Class begins with open-ended time to explore, play and socialize with other families in our large classroom. Adults can share latest developments, questions and concerns with one another while toddlers play around the classroom. The group will have fun singing, dancing and learning in addition to practicing important gross motor skills like walking backwards, marching, and jumping. 10 classes.

No class on 2/18.

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$125

Preschool Yoga
Saturdays
9:00AM - 9:40AM
1/22 - 3/19

Ages: 2-5 years & an Adult. 

S-T-R-E-T-C-H! Move, breathe, smile and laugh with your little one while reaping the many benefits of yoga. Developmentally appropriate yoga poses, games, breathing, and meditation techniques will be practiced to build body awareness, release energy, and experience relaxation. Stories, affirmations, and other activities will be incorporated to tap into your child's whole being. 7 classes.

No class 2/26 and 3/5.

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$149

Creative Dancer
Saturdays
10:00AM - 10:45AM
1/8 - 3/26

Ages: 3.5-5 years. 

This high energy class teaches rhythm, coordination and balance through age-appropriate movements set to upbeat music in the dance studio of the CAB. Your young dancer develops muscle memory in this independent class while having lot's of fun. The dancing style is great for girls and boys who like to move and aren't as interested in traditional dance classes. 

9 classes. 

No class 1/29, 2/12, and 3/5.

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$149

Hip Hop
Saturdays
11:15AM - NOON
1/8 - 3/26

Ages: 4-6 years. 

Gina is teaching a first Hip Hop class for the younger-age kids and she's including jazz to keep it really cool. It's all about the beat and moving deliberately and in new ways using the dance studio in the CAB. This style is great for girls and boys who love dancing to fun music and may not be as interested in traditional dance classes. It's helpful if dancers have taken Creative Dancer or have previous dance experience. 9 classes. 

No class 1/29, 2/12, and 3/5.

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$149

Hello Toes Ballet
Saturdays
12:30PM - 1:15PM
1/8 - 3/26

Age: 3 years. 

Does your child pretend to be a ballet dancer? Then he or she will love this class designed for our youngest ballet students. Dancers will learn basic ballet steps with a focus on balance, rhythm, movement and coordination. Let Gina introduce your little dancer to the beautiful art of ballet. Young dancers will experience a "by myself" class with some parental support at the beginning of the session. 9 classes. 

No class 1/29, 2/12, and 3/5.

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$149

Beginning Ballet
Saturdays
1:45PM - 2:30PM
1/8 - 3/26

Ages: 4 and 5 years. 

This class is for older preschoolers who may or may not have previous ballet experience. Basic ballet positions and steps, terminology, rhythm and coordination are taught, practiced and developed through movement and music in a supportive environment. Your young dancer will improve in strength, flexibility and self-confidence. A performance is included at the end of the season. 

9 classes. 

No class 1/29, 2/12, and 3/5.

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$89

Movin' and Groovin' in the Gym
Sundays
10:00AM - 11:00AM
1/16 - 2/13

Ages: Walking-4.5 years & an Adult. 

Looking for something physical and fun to do with your child inside on a Sunday morning? Here it is! Winter is a great time to find an indoor space to move and groove. We begin each week playing in the beautiful gym at the Westerman Preschool. There is wall climbing, tunnel crawling, wedge jumping and many more ways to expend energy. In the middle of this one-hour class, Andrea leads a circle time including songs, movement, dance and group time together. The class then transitions to the motor room next door to the gym to enjoy the trikes, obstacles and climbing equipment during this active, energetic and s social class. 5 classes.

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$89

Movin' and Groovin' in the Gym
Sundays
10:00AM - 11:00AM
2/20 - 3/20

Ages: Walking-4.5 years & an Adult. 

Looking for something physical and fun to do with your child inside on a Sunday morning? Here it is! Winter is a great time to find an indoor space to move and groove. We begin each week playing in the beautiful gym at the Westerman Preschool. There is wall climbing, tunnel crawling, wedge jumping and many more ways to expend energy. In the middle of this one-hour class, Andrea leads a circle time including songs, movement, dance and group time together. The class then transitions to the motor room next door to the gym to enjoy the trikes, obstacles and climbing equipment during this active, energetic and s social class. 5 classes.

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$109

Preschool Yoga
Sundays
10:00AM - 10:45AM
1/16 - 2/20

Ages: 2-5 years & an Adult. 

Feel like a kid again as you actively partner with your little one in this non-traditional yoga class Chris' partner is her 81-year-old mother for several classes! Get ready for a fun mixture of songs, animal poses, games, and age appropriate breathing and meditation techniques that will release energy and leave everyone feeling relaxed and peaceful. Expect other benefits too, like enhanced concentration, improved listening skills and more refined motor coordination. 6 classes.