This exciting after school program is open to any elementary school age child who loves to learn!
Your child will attend classes once a week for 60 minutes. Amazing Minds offers 19 interactive topics that will expand your child’s knowledge of the world and reinforce the academic skills taught in elementary school. With a 12:1 student teacher ratio, the classes are taught by instructors trained in implementing the creative and unique Amazing Minds curriculum. We invite your child to decorate and assemble a rock collection, explore the mummies of Ancient Egypt, and build a tornado in a bottle!
On the first day of exploring the continent of Australia, children will have the opportunity to handle artifacts; students will touch sheepskin, boomerangs, didgeridoos, eucalyptus and Australian gemstones. They will examine the secret language of the Aborigines. Math skills will be enhanced with our “kangaroo broad jump.” Following a treasure hunt, students will locate hidden animal cards and demonstrate their reading skills by teaching their classmates about the various species of animals native to Australia. The Australian adventure continues in the outback where the students duplicate a School of the Air by communicating with their instructor via two-way radio. Next, children will create brightly colored Australian petroglyphs in a fun take home art project. The day culminates with a kangaroo relay.
Woven into our thematic based curriculum are the academic areas of math, science, reading, geography and so much more!
“[My child] has enjoyed learning about places near and far-Egypt and Chicago! He was invited to the King Tut exhibit and had a wonderful time. Of course, he now wants to go to Egypt! It was comforting to me to know that he was in a stimulating environment after school and while I’m working-Thank You!”– Deerfield parent
“Dear Lisa: Carter completed a Memory Book for first grade and had to answer this question “My favorite place at school.” He answered Amazing Minds and drew a picture of what I assume is the two of you. He then had to finish this sentence: “This place is special because…” Carter said: “I learn alot. Mrs. Weiss teaches us about people and places. My favorite topic was Italy because we had a party.” So cute!!! I love what you do!”– Glenview student/parent
“While working as the Facility Supervisor at Park Center, I have had the opportunity to work with [the Directors and staff of] the popular program, Amazing Minds. The program has been successfully running for three years now with three sessions per year. Enrollment is always full and we always have positive feedback from our patrons.”– Gina DiSandro, Facility Supervisor at Glenview Park District
“Amazing Minds has been providing classes for our enrichment program for the past two years. From my experience, it is a professionally run organization which provides a fun and educational experience for the children of District 28. We plan to keep Amazing Minds as one of our enrichment classes for years to come.” – Michael Chanan, Enrichment Director”– Northbrook School District 28
“As organizer of a PTO after-school enrichment program, I’ve had a 100% positive experience with Amazing Minds. The curriculum is stimulating as well as entertaining — our students and their parents love it! The owners and teachers are dedicated, responsive, and a joy to work with. I highly recommend this popular, well-run class.”– Terri Foster, Enrichment Commitee Chairperson, Ravinia School, Highland Park
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