Early Learners

Program Descriptions || Upcoming Offerings || How to Register || Frequently Asked Questions || Early Learner PD

The Scott Family Amazeum believes children are naturally curious and have a built in drive to ask questions. Our Early Learner programs create a play environment that allows for young children to use that natural curiosity to build on top of skills they already have, to feel success, and take on new challenges. Come ready to engage with your kiddo, develop new skills, and connect with others! One adult caregiver must attend and participate in all aspects of the child’s Early Learner program experience. Advanced registration and payment required.

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Early Learner Program Descriptions

Baby Buds
Playtime with baby creates brighter futures and strong bonds. Infants 6 to 17 months old and their favorite adult will play together in activities that encourage physical growth, social-emotional development, and emerging language skills. A new topic is explored each month at 10-11am.
2016: • September 14, 15    • October 5, 6     • November 2, 3     • December 7, 8
2017: • January 4, 5     • February 1, 2     • March 1, 2     • April 5, 6     • May 3, 4

Discovery Tots
Toddlers are terrific play partners! Discovery Tots workshops are perfect for toddlers ages 18-36 months and their caregiver to learn and grow together. This special hands-on playtime will develop language, big body, and fine motor skills.  A new topic is explored each month at 10-11am.
2016: • September 21, 22     • October 12, 13     • November 9, 10    • December 14, 15
2017: • January 11, 12     • February 8, 9     • March 8, 9     • April 13     • May 10, 11

Great Pretenders
Let’s play together! Children ages 3-5 years old and their favorite adult will become keen explorers of their world. This collaborative experience is filled with engaging activity zones that inspire curiosity, skill-building and new ideas to grow on. Play = Learning is at the center of every workshop. A new topic is explored each month at 10-11am.
2016: • September 29      • October 19, 20     • November 16, 17     • December 21, 22
2017: • January 18, 19     • February 15, 16     • March 15, 16     • April 19, 20     • May 17

Zing Adventures
Are you ready to play with Amazeum exhibits in surprising ways?  We invite a young adventurer and their grown-up to join our education team in discovering new ways to play through science, technology, engineering,and the arts. Together, little adventurers ages 4-6 years old and their caregiver will uncover additional exhibit features to share with their families the next time they visit the museum. A new exhibit gallery is explored each month at 9-10am.
2016: • September 24     • October 29     • November 26    • December 17
2017: • January 28     • February 25     • March 25    • April 29     • May 20

Upcoming Offerings  

Baby Buds
May 3, 2017
Encore workshop May 4, 2017
10-11 am
Ages 6 to 17 months old and a caregiver*

May’s theme is Storybook Playtime! Play and picture books go perfectly together for fun and learning. Play partners will step into stories and bring them to life with props, themed sensory bins, and a creative drama ending.

$10 Amazeum member child + adult caregiver
$15 non-member child + adult caregiver

*Adult, age 18 or older, must accompany child during the workshop. Advanced registration and payment required.
Register here for May 3 Baby Buds Workshop
Register here for May 4 Encore Baby Buds Workshop

Discovery Tots
May 10, 2017
Encore workshop May 11, 2017
10-11 am
Ages 18 to 36 months old and a caregiver*

May’s theme is Storybook Playtime! Play and picture books go perfectly together for fun and learning. Play partners will step into stories and bring them to life with props, themed sensory bins, and a creative drama ending.

$10 Amazeum member child + adult caregiver
$15 non-member child + adult caregiver

*Adult, age 18 or older, must accompany child during the workshop. Advanced registration and payment required.
Register here for May 10 Discovery Tots Workshop
Register here for May 11 Discovery Tots Workshop

Great Pretenders
May 17, 2017
10-11am  
Ages 3-5 years old and a caregiver*

May’s theme is Storybook Playtime! Play and picture books go perfectly together for fun and learning. Play partners will step into stories and bring them to life with props, themed sensory bins, and a creative drama ending.

$10 Amazeum member child + adult caregiver
$15 non-member child + adult caregiver

*Adult, age 18 or older, must accompany child during the workshop. Advanced registration and payment required.
Register here for May 17 Great Pretenders Workshop

Zing Adventures
May 20, 2017
9-10 am
Ages 4-6 years old and a caregiver*  open to all guests: Amazeum members and non-members

May is a trip from the earth to the moon! Play partners will learn about the moon through play, imagination and exploration. Activities include creating craters, day & night earth rotation, and moon phase matching.  

$10 Amazeum member child + adult caregiver
$15 non-member child + adult caregiver

*Adult, age 18 or older, must accompany child during the workshop. Advanced registration and payment required.
Register here for May 20 9-10am Zing Adventures

How to Register

  • Click on the blue link in the Upcoming Offerings listed above.
  • Review the information provided about the Early Learner Workshop.
  • Verify that this is the workshop you are interested in and that you meet the age requirements for the workshop. 
  • Click ‘login’.
  • If you are a returning visitor, use your existing user name and password to log in. If you are a first time visitor, follow the prompts to create a new web account.
  • Once you are logged in, select family members or add additional family members in order to display the adult and child that will attend the workshop in the ‘register name(s)’ section.
  • Please note the age restrictions for the workshop. Please only enroll children that are within the age restrictions.
  • Select the appropriate adult price from the drop down options.
  • Select the appropriate child price from the drop down options.
  • Click ‘add to cart’.
  • In ‘my cart’, verify the quantity, description, and total due is correct. Make adjustments by selecting ‘remove’ or ‘continue shopping’.
  • Click ‘complete purchase’ and follow the prompts to make payment. 
  • A purchase receipt will be displayed and a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provided.
  • You are now registered! We’ll see you at the workshop!

Frequently Asked Questions

Professional Development

Object Play: Enriching Early Learner Environments
2 hour professional development workshop
Recommended for early childhood teachers/providers of children ages 9-60 months
Object Play workshop is for adults only

Object-rich environments provide meaningful, open-ended learning that is an effective way to help children develop their imagination, creativity, and to deepen critical thinking and problem solving skills. This workshop is designed to guide teachers’ understanding and practice of providing natural and recycled materials in the classroom and how to support children’s process of investigation and active exploration. Through this workshop, early childhood teachers and providers will 

  • Discover the importance and benefits of object play in children’s learning and development
  • Identify strategies for supporting children’s object play
  • Make connections between themes and objects

Click here for the early learning standards addressed in Object Play workshop

Fee: $150 for a two-hour PD workshop for up to 40 participants (minimum of 10 participants)
Location: Scott Family Amazeum (if space permits) OR at your site (additional $50 mileage fee for sites over 45 miles from Amazeum)
Date: to be determined in collaboration with Amazeum 
Advanced registration and payment required by contacting Director of Education at mporter@amazeum.org

STEAM for Early Childhood
2 hour professional development workshop
Recommended for early childhood teachers/providers of children ages 3-5 years
STEAM for Early Childhood workshop is for adults only 

Young children are naturally driven to explore, play, and wonder about how and why things work. This workshop is designed to inspire confidence in exploring STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) topics. Through hands-on activities and demonstrations, educators will gain resources and teaching strategies to integrate STEAM into the early childhood classroom and practice techniques in guiding children in play-based facilitation. 

  • Breaking STEAM apart and putting it back together for your classroom
  • Focus on process, not just outcomes; Support learning through play investigation
  • Creating provocations (challenges) that engage children in constructing knowledge

Click here for the early learning standards addressed in STEAM for Early Childhood  workshop

Fee: $150 for a two-hour PD workshop for up to 40 participants (minimum of 10 participants)
Location: Scott Family Amazeum (if space permits) OR at your site (additional $50 mileage fee for sites over 45 miles from Amazeum)
Date: to be determined in collaboration with Amazeum 
Advanced registration and payment required by contacting Director of Education at mporter@amazeum.org

 

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The Scott Family Amazeum is a hands-on, interactive museum for children and families located in Bentonville, Ark. A museum with a foundation in the arts and sciences, the Amazeum encourages creativity, curiosity and community through exhibits, educational collaboration, and programs, workshops and camps. Amazeum experiences include a climbable tree canopy, indoor cave, tinkering hub, nearly one acre of outdoor space, and ever-evolving daily pop-up activities.

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Hours

Mon: 10 am - 5 pm
Tues: closed
Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10 am - 5 pm
Sun: 1 pm - 5 pm
CLOSED Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), Christmas Day (Dec. 25), New Year's Day (Jan. 1)
Please check our calendar for other variations of our hours.

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Members - FREE
Kids under 2 years - FREE
Adults & Kids - $9.50

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