Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center l Special Events


May
30 Thu
Image for One Good Thing

One Good Thing

Washington, DC
United States
Show at 11:00 AM
 More Information
REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $0.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Registration Opens: March 31, 2019 9:12 AM to May 30, 2019 11:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
A Discussion: A panel of Smithsonian educators will discuss how museums are uniquely positioned to meet the needs of young children and their families. Museum professionals of all disciplines and early childhood educators are invited to join the conversation and consider why museums are important to young children and how early positive experiences in museums can cultivate future citizens and museum supporters. Location: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

May
30 Thu
Image for One Good Thing

One Good Thing

Washington, DC
United States
Show at 2:00 PM
 More Information
REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $0.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Registration Opens: March 31, 2019 9:39 AM to May 30, 2019 1:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
In Practice: Strategies for Your Organization.
This hands-on workshop will connect learning theory to museum practice. Smithsonian educators will share strategies and techniques and invite the audience to consider applications to their own institutions.
Location: National Museum of American History.
Jun
2 Sun

SMITHSONIAN EARLY EXPLORERS (SEE) - Initial Enrollment Application

Washington, DC
United States
Show at 12:00 AM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $50.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: May 2, 2019 4:16 PM to June 2, 2019 2:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Smithsonian Early Explorers

The Smithsonian Early Explorers (SEE) program builds on 25 years of experience Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center educators have in using museums and community resources to enrich the lives of young children and provide a positive foundation for life-long learning experiences.




Basic Information


  • The Smithsonian Early Explorers (SEE) and is a program of the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC).


  • Classes meet twice a week from 9:30 – 11:30 at the Smithsonian Institutions and each class involves museum visit.


  • When joining the SEE program, children must be at least 18 months. And children must be younger than 36 months in September of the year that they join. Once part of the program, children may continue to participate past the age of three.


  • Classes include caregiver and child


  • Classes meet from September – June




Admissions Policy

Enrollment in the SEE program is based upon an annual random number drawing lottery process that includes consideration of factors such as parents’ place of employment and sibling status. Smithsonian employees and siblings of children previously enrolled in the program get priority for all open spaces at SEE. Each March, enrollment is determined for the upcoming fall through the lottery process. If a vacancy occurs during the year, a child will be selected from the remaining applicants according to the same lottery results, but always giving priority to Smithsonian staff members and alumni families.

All applications should be returned to SEE along with the application fee of $50. A fee of $25 is charged to reapply each year. Application DOES NOT guarantee enrollment.






SEE Priority Tiers

A Tier Smithsonian Employees/ Alum Families

B Tier SI Affiliates

C Tier Federal Employees

D Tier All other applicants

Admitted Families

Families chosen for the lottery are required to attend a Visitor’s Day, which is a slightly modified version of a typical SEE class. There is no additional charge for the Visitor’s Day. After attending Visitor Day’s, families will be contacted by the lead educator to confirm their interest in the program. Once confirmed, families will be expected to fill out forms, pay a deposit (see below), and participate in a brief orientation to secure their space in the program.


$40.00 - $50.00

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center l Special Events

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