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Parent Toddler Exploration Program

Play, Learn, and Prepare Together

Gillispie’s Parent Toddler Exploration Program (PTEP) offers fun-filled mornings of art, music, and stories. Meet other toddler-aged (20-36 months) children and moms/dads/caregivers!

This program will offer children the opportunity to experience a wide range of expressive materials including clay, watercolors, tempera paints, light, shadow, and collage, as well as to learn how to build relationships through shared experiences and self-discovery. You will be able to connect with other adults and enhance your parenting skills as you work side by side with your children in this nurturing environment.

We are currently accepting registrations for the Spring Session that runs on Wednesdays or Thursdays from March 13, 2019 – May 15, 2019 (No class Mar. 27/28.)

Parents may register for one of the following class times:

  • Wednesdays, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Classes are all first come, first served, and enrollment is closed when the class is filled.

Dr. Mindy Coates Smith, Gillispie School’s Director of Early Childhood, will be leading the classes. Dr. Smith has worked with children and families for almost 20 years, and has experience with age groups ranging from infants to teenagers. She enjoys bringing creativity to the classroom and walking alongside parents on their family’s journey.