Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center l Special Events


SEEC Initial Enrollment Application Fee

Washington, DC
United States
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REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $50.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Registration Opens: May 5, 2021 2:05 PM to September 3, 2021 11:00 PM
$50.00

SEEC Kindergarten Enrollment Application Fee

Washington, DC
United States
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REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $75.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Registration Opens: May 5, 2021 2:42 PM to September 3, 2021 11:00 PM
$75.00
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Nature: A Natural Learning Environment for Young Children

Washington, DC
United States
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15.00: $15.00
$5: $5.00
$10: $10.00
$25: $25.00
$50: $50.00
$0: $0.00
$20: $20.00
$30: $30.00
$35: $35.00
$40: $40.00
$45: $45.00

TICKET SALE DATES
15.00 / $5 / $10 / $25 / $50 / $0 / $20 / $30 / $35 / $40 / $45 Public Onsale: August 3, 2021 10:13 AM to October 2, 2021 10:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Being outside in nature has been proven to benefit young children in numerous ways including improvements to physical, mental, and cognitive health. Explore how to make concepts come to life by stepping just outside your door - whether you're near a huge forest or a small patch of grass. Participants will engage in sample lessons that connect nature, play, art, objects, and experimentation and gain techniques to use this approach in your unique setting.


Location: Virtual - Zoom


Date/Time: Saturday, October 2nd, 10 AM - 12 PM


Price: Pay What You Can (recommended price $40)


$0.00 - $50.00
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Fostering Wonder for Educators - Asynchronous

Washington, DC
United States
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $40.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: February 5, 2021 1:01 AM to January 18, 2022 5:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Children are born with a sense of wonder, but how, as educators, can we foster their natural curiosity, and use
it to create engaging learning environments? Through hands on activities, discussion, and examples, participants will practice using language that fosters inquiry, and explore how to structure learning experiences that follows and fosters children’s curiosity.

Explore this workshop at your own pace! Participants will have access to workshop recording for one month, with a live Q&A session on the last Friday of the month from 11 AM to 2 PM – pop in whenever is most convenient for you.

Upon registration you will be emailed resources pertaining to the workshop, login information for the Q&A session, and links to the workshop recording(s). 

Location: Virtual

Date/Time: Recording available for a month from registration, and live Q&A sessions the last Friday of each month from 11 AM – 2 PM

Price: $40


$0.00 - $60.00
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Learning Through Objects

Washington, DC
United States
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $300.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT Public Onsale: January 17, 2021 9:58 PM to October 29, 2021 11:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This five-part series explores the many benefits of using community spaces for learning as well as how to bring  the community into the classroom setting. Participants will gain a robust toolkit for engaging young children in objects, artwork, and more.

Explore this workshop at your own pace! Participants will have access to workshop recordings for three months, with a live Q&A session on the last Friday of the month from 11 AM to 2 PM – pop in whenever is most convenient for you.

Upon registration you will be emailed resources pertaining to the workshop, login information for the Q&A session, and links to the workshop recording(s). 

Location: Virtual

Date/Time: Recordings available for three months from registration, and live Q&A sessions the
last Friday of each month from 11 AM – 2 PM

Price: $300
$240.00 - $300.00
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A World of Lines

Washington, DC
United States
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
BOOK: $27.25

TICKET SALE DATES
BOOK Public Onsale: February 11, 2021 9:31 AM to February 11, 2022 12:00 AM
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Teaching Kit: A World of Lines

Washington, DC
United States
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
BOOK: $27.25

TICKET SALE DATES
BOOK Public Onsale: February 11, 2021 3:30 AM to February 11, 2022 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

A World of Lines starts with a children's classic in literature, Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. Children explore the many types of lines that make up the world through simple objects such as yarn, string, and pipe cleaners. Reproductions of art works by such artists as Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, and Wayne Thiebaud broaden the exploration. Lesson plans are included with language, science, music, and motor activities as well as extensive art enrichment activities.

$27.25 including shipping


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Teaching Kit: Artful Cooking

Washington, DC
United States
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
BOOK: $27.25

TICKET SALE DATES
BOOK Public Onsale: February 11, 2021 3:49 AM to February 11, 2022 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Artful Cooking uses the text from Maurice Sendak's Chicken Soup with Rice as a starting point in a conversation about the diversity of food. This kit connects art reproductions from artists such as Pablo Picasso, Wayne Thiebaud, and Andy Warhol to simple objects like chopsticks and a soup spoon. Lesson plans are included with language, science, music, and motor activities, as well as art enrichment activities.

$27.25 including shipping


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Teaching Kit: Constructing Art

Washington, DC
United States
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
BOOK: $27.25

TICKET SALE DATES
BOOK Public Onsale: February 11, 2021 4:04 AM to February 11, 2022 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Architecture is all around us, and with this kit you can take a close look at the different shapes and patterns found in construction. Read Rebecca Rissman’s Shapes in Buildings and discover architecture’s functional and artistic purposes. Create your own structures using simple objects such as foam blocks and Wikki Stix made from wax. Further explore the aesthetic side of architecture through the works of artists such as Sol LeWitt, Claude Monet, and Edward Hopper. Lesson plans are included with language, science, music, and motor activities, as well as art enrichment activities.

$27.25 including shipping 


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Teaching Kit: The Rainforest

Washington, DC
United States
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

This ecology-based kit provides a unique look at a popular subject. Lynne Cherry’s The Great Kapok Tree provides an emotional connection to this unique environment. Children explore artists’ perspectives on the rainforest by investigating the work of such artists as Henri Rousseau, Martin Johnson Heade, Frederick Edwin Church, and Frank Stella. Simple objects such as artificial fern leaves offer multi-sensory experiences that make the rainforest environment come alive for children. Lesson plans are included with language, science, music, and motor activities as well as extensive art enrichment activities.

$27.25 including shipping


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The Museum Connection: A Field Guide for Educators of Children 4 - 7 years

Washington, DC
United States
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
BOOK: $17.95

TICKET SALE DATES
BOOK Public Onsale: February 3, 2021 3:12 PM to February 24, 2022 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This field guide introduces young children to the wonder of museums through art and objects. It offers a unique perspective for exploring concepts with children.
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Play in the Community- Asynchronous

Washington, DC
United States
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $40.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: July 29, 2021 2:48 PM to March 24, 2022 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Discover the use of play as a vehicle for engaging young children in the classroom, museum, and community. Bringing together children’s interests, play themes, and museum collections, seminar participants will partake in interactive, object based activities that will inspire you to take your play to the next level!  

Explore this workshop at your own pace! Participants will have access to workshop recording for one month, with a live Q&A session on the last Friday of the month from 11 AM to 2 PM – pop in whenever is most convenient for you.

Upon registration you will be emailed resources pertaining to the workshop, login information for the Q&A session, and links to the workshop recording(s). 

Location: Virtual

Date/Time: Recording available for a month from registration, and live Q&A sessions the last
Friday of each month from 11 AM – 2 PM.

Price: $40


$0.00 - $60.00
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Full STEAM Ahead - Asynchronous

Washington, DC
United States
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $40.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: April 24, 2021 7:52 PM to March 24, 2022 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Integrate the arts into STEM learning and engage young children in meaningful cross-curricular experiences. Through model lessons and hands-on activities, we'll explore how art can be used to enrich STEM lessons.

Explore this workshop at your own pace! Participants will have access to workshop recording for one month, with a live Q&A session on the last Friday of the month from 11 AM to 2 PM – pop in whenever is most convenient for you.

Upon registration you will be emailed resources pertaining to the workshop, login information for the Q&A session, and links to the workshop recording(s). 

Location: Virtual

Date/Time: Recording available for a month from registration, and live Q&A sessions the last
Friday of each month from 11 AM – 2 PM.

Price: $40


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Nature- Asynchronous

Washington, DC
United States
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $40.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: April 13, 2021 6:54 AM to April 13, 2022 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Being outside in nature has been proven to benefit young children in numerous ways including improvements to physical, mental, and cognitive health. Explore how to make concepts come to life by stepping just outside your door - whether you're near a huge forest or a small patch of grass. Participants will engage in sample lessons that connect nature, play, art, objects, and experimentation and gain techniques to use this approach in your unique setting.


Explore this workshop at your own pace! Participants will have access to workshop recording for one month, with a live Q&A session on the last Friday of the month from 11 AM to 2 PM – pop in whenever is most convenient for you.


Upon registration you will be emailed resources pertaining to the workshop, login information for the Q&A session, and links to the workshop recording(s).


Location: Virtual


Date/Time: Recording available for a month from registration, and live Q&A sessions the last Friday of each month from 11 AM – 2 PM


Price: $40


Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center l Special Events

10th St. & Constitution Ave. Nw
Washington, DC
United States