Featured Kids & Family Programs

Yoga for Kids with Ms. Leah
Students in grades 2-5 can join Leah Younkins, BWSD Special Education Teacher and Registered Yoga Teacher, for a non-competitive 45 minute yoga class incorporating asana, breath work and a short meditation! Practice will be beginner friendly and fun! Class size will be limited to 12 students per class to provide individualized attention and instruction. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat/towel and water.  Registration required for each class attending. 

Thursdays at 4:30 pm – Remaining Sessions: November 29; December 6 

Family & Community Learning with WQED:  PBS Kids Scratch Jr Workshop – November 26-29 @ 6:00 pm
The PBS KIDS ScratchJr program series is designed for families with children ages 5-8 (siblings welcome) and introduces coding to children by giving them a chance to create their own animated stories using PBS KIDS characters.  At each session, we will Eat (dinner for all families will be provided), Explore (hands-on exploration of series goals, Make (families work together to create their own projects on the PBS KIDS ScratchJr app and Share (families share out ideas, learn from one another and build a sense of community).  Registration required and includes all four sessions.  Registration begins October 22 and is available to 12 families. November 26 (What is a Maker?), November 27 (What is Coding?), November 28 (What is the Design Engineering Process?) and November 29 (Celebrating Families) from 6-8 pm.

This workshop is facilitated by WQED with generous sponsorship from The Jefferson Regional Foundation.

Holiday Movers and Makers Family STEM Nights with BWSD Mobile Fab Lab – Wednesday, Dec. 5 @ 6:30 pm

December’s Family STEM Night welcomes the Baldwin-Whitehall School District’s new Mobile Fab Lab for a fun holiday program, one perfect for gift-giving! Using 2D-software and a laser cutter, children/families can design their own wooden scrabble tiles! While you wait for your turn in the lab, participants can paint and decorate a grapevine wreath and turn it into an ornament. A great gift for relatives, friends or yourself! Registration required. 

Family Gingerbread House Night – Wednesday, December 12 @ 6:30 pm
The whole family can enjoy a night of building, creating and decorating your own holiday gingerbread house! Please bring one bag of candy to share with the group.  We will provide cartons, icing, graham crackers, holiday music and hot chocolate! Registration required and begins November 14.

The Spirit of the Season Holiday Party – Saturday, December 15 @ 10:30 am
In the spirit of the season of giving, we invite your family to join us for holiday festivities: ornament making, holiday stories, a special visit from Animal Friends, a spirited sing-along, refreshments and a visit from the jolly guy in the red suit! Registration required and begins November 15

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten 
The concept is simple but the rewards are priceless! Read any book to your infant, toddler or preschooler — the goal is to have read 1,000 books before they enter the door of kindergarten!

Just reading 1 book a day is:

  • 365 books in a year
  • 730 in two years
  • 1,095 in three years!

You have plenty of time, so take advantage of this wonderful early literacy reading program!



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