JOYFUL ARTS, CONNECTED KIDS (JACK)

CONNECTING TO JOY THROUGH MUSIC, MOVEMENT, AND ART

Don’t miss our free trial JACK class on Wednesday, September 11th at 2:45 PM!

Joyful Arts, Connected Kids (JACK) is open to all children ages 3 to 6* in the local community, and is also offered in collaboration with the location and school dismissal times of the Union Church Early Childhood Education Program (UCECP) located at 137 S. Garfield Ave. in Hinsdale, Illinois.
*Children must be fully potty-trained to attend.

JACK classes are subscription-based and take place in five-week sessions from 2:45 to 3:45 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Families can opt to register their children for one, two, or three days/week, and our schedule of dates is available below.

Maximum class size is 24 students and the children will receive instruction in groups of up to twelve students, spending thirty minutes in art and thirty minutes in either music (Tuesdays or Wednesdays) or movement (Thursdays).

Your child will receive the gift of two artistic expressions on a single day.

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Through this art class, Maureen will help your child:

  • Develop confidence in their own unique self-expression

  • Grow in their understanding of color, texture, and form

  • Improve visual coordination and memory

  • Learn a greater vocabulary for describing the world around them

  • Increase social skills

  • Explore the dynamic world of imagination and creativity

Through this music class, Clara will help your child:

  • Develop intelligent inner and outer listening skills for both music and language

  • Creatively express themselves through the dramatization (imaginative acting out) of songs and rhymes

  • Distinguish between beat and rhythm, and demonstrate each with body movements and rhythm instruments

  • Explore their speaking and singing voices and begin to match pitch, rhythms, and tempos

  • Discriminate a variety of sounds, rhythmic patterns, and cadences (a fantastic foundation for emerging literacy skills!)

  • Tune into their creative spirit and begin to foster a lifelong love and appreciation for the arts!

Through this movement class, Gail Ann will help your child:

  • Strengthen developmental movement patterns for healthy brain development

  • Heighten body awareness

  • Increase self-expression through expanding their movement repertoire, spontaneity and, creativity

  • Cultivate self-confidence

  • Experience healthy ways to regulate their emotions through the body

  • Learn self-calming behaviors

  • Increase social skills

  • And enhance their sense of well-being through the JOY of dynamic full-bodied movement!

REGISTRATION

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JACK Classes are open to the community and take place at:
Union Church
137 S. Garfield Ave.
Hinsdale, IL 60521

UCECP Parents: We will escort your child/children from UCECP dismissal to the Art Room or Faith Room on the secured Second Floor.

Non-UCECP Parents: We will meet you and your child/children at the entrance of the secured Second Floor and escort them to the Art Room or Faith Room.

Dismissal: JACK Kids will be at the entrance of the secured Second Floor promptly at 3:45 to meet their caregivers.

JACK classes run in five-week sessions, with each session focusing on a new, creative theme. (Schedule below.)
Sessions are subscription-based for your convenience and will auto-renew every five weeks.
Families may opt out of the auto-renewal up to 10 days prior to the start date of the upcoming session by sending an email to MaureenClaffy@yahoo.com

ONE CLASS PER WEEK $125

TWO CLASSES PER WEEK $225

THREE CLASSES PER WEEK $325

TUESDAYS (2:45pm-3:45pm)

MUSIC with CLARA

ART with MAUREEN

WEDNESDAYS (2:45pm-3:45pm)

MUSIC with CLARA

ART with MAUREEN

THURSDAYS (2:45pm-3:45pm)

MOVEMENT with GAIL ANN

ART with MAUREEN

We welcome families to join us mid-session. Please register online and we will contact you to arrange for a refund or credit to prorate your tuition if needed.

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