Little Givers, a new educational enrichment program focused on introducing pre-school aged children (3-5) to the world of charitable giving and social action has launched in Dumbo. Our friends who live in Dumbo, Jennifer Cullert, Debra Sapp and Jaimee Schultz were looking for enrichment classes for their pre-school aged children and discovered an important component missing among the music, gym and art offerings in the neighborhood: something that connected the lessons in class to the larger world. So this September, they’ll introduce Little Givers, an enrichment program for three-to-five year olds that combines art, music and storytelling with a community service twist.
During each 11-week session, Little Givers will introduce children to the concept of charitable giving, encourage social awareness and illustrate how an individual’s actions, no matter what age, can impact the world around them. Little Givers programming involves children in age-appropriate activities that benefit their local and global communities – each week children will take on projects that directly impact local homeless shelters, senior centers, and children’s hospitals, as well as other community organizations. In addition, a segment of classes will also focus children on how their actions affect and impact the environment.
The Little Givers curriculum, developed and taught by a certified early childhood education specialist, is specially designed for preschoolers to stimulate social awareness. Little Givers expansion plans include additional neighborhoods and age groups in Winter/Spring 2012.
They are providing a free trial class on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 11am at Pomme in Dumbo (81 Washington Street). RSVP for the free trial class to firstname.lastname@example.org. Regular classes begin September 10. To learn more and register, visit www.littlegivers.com. Congrats Jen, Debra, and Jaimee!