Special after school programs provide parents of transitional fours through kindergarten with options to extend the day while encouraging fun, imagination, and fitness. A healthy snack is provided.
Story Theatre with Wolf PAC!
(Mondays 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM) With Wolf PAC Staff
Wolf Performing Arts Center (Wolf PAC), is a non-profit 510(c)(3) theatre organization. We work with children of all ages because we know that drama allows students to build confidence, hone public speaking skills, expand their imagination, work collaboratively, apply critical thinking skills, and so much more. Our staff is comprised of professional actors and educators who eagerly share their knowledge and years of experience with our students. Wolf PAC is thrilled to offer a Story Theater class at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El! Stories come to life in this creative class where imagination is center stage. Young performers will create and act out stories using costumes, creativity, and most importantly – fun! For ages 3-5 years.
Science with Nature Jack
(Tuesdays 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM) With Nature Jack Marine
We have a great time learning about science though fun and messy science experiments! Children are requested to not wear their best Shabbos clothing. From exploding volcanoes to color experiements with paint, Nature Jack is sure to light up your child’s mind to the wonders of science!
Nature Jack has been educating children since 1999. Jack was a science teacher for ten years, teaching kindergarten through sixth grade, and led nature programs at three area day and overnight camps for nine summers! Jack has always been passionate about gardening organically and about animals, nature and the environment. Jack Marine was the first residential recipient to receive Lower Merion Township’s “Go For The Green Award” for his passionate sustainability efforts. In 2011, Jack created Science with Nature Jack, a program started at Beth Hillel and is currently in over twenty preschools and early learning centers where he teaches all areas of science using hands-on learning. Nature Jack lives in Bala Cynwyd with his wife of 27 years, five pet turtles, several hissing cockroaches and one toad.
(Wednesdays 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM) With Fitness Coordinator Karen Dagenais
Children have a great time learning to control balance and their breath while developing core muscle coordination and balancing skills. Using traditional animal poses our Yoga program is sure to delight and engage your child while helping them develop strong minds and bodies!
Karate for Kids
(Thursdays 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM) With Fitness Coordinator Karen Dagenais
Learning martial arts is a great way to get in shape, build self confidence, improve focus and have fun. Children take part in a group karate lesson full of martial arts games and activities. By concentrating on fitness and life skills, they develop focus, memory, discipline, self control, balance and teamwork. This program provides a positive, non-competitive environment for children to improve their skills and grow.