Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center l Special Events


Sep
6 Fri

SMITHSONIAN EARLY EXPLORERS (SEE) - Initial Enrollment Application

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

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: May 29, 2019 12:06 PM to September 6, 2019 12:00 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.


Nov
21 Thu
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Emergent Literacy Using Objects

Washington, DC
United States
Show at 3:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $75.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: May 28, 2019 1:00 PM to November 21, 2019 3:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum

Very young children thrive in an environment that is rich in exposure to everyday objects, stories, and visual images. Age appropriate books, art prints and objects not only appeal to toddlers and two-year-olds but help them understand the world around them. Learn how to develop a curiosity that promotes early literacy by incorporating the arts, the community, and everyday objects into classroom activities.
Jan
11 Sat
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SEEC Educator Open House: Taking Learning Outside of the Classroom

Washington, DC
United States
Show at 10:00 AM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $0.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: May 28, 2019 1:00 PM to January 11, 2020 10:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Location: The National Museum of American History

Educators of young children are invited to join the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center for an open house to explore how you can create more meaningful experiences by taking learning outside of the classroom and into your community. The open house will include:



  • Tours of our preschool center


  • Model lessons in the National Museum of American History galleries


  • Resources and information about early learning in the community and museums


  • Light refreshments


  • Take away bags including resources, and a discount code for future educator workshops



Jan
25 Sat
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Fostering Wonder

Washington, DC
United States
Show at 9:00 AM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $75.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: July 9, 2019 10:00 PM to January 25, 2020 9:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum

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.
Feb
20 Thu
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Full STEAM Ahead

Washington, DC
United States
Show at 4:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $75.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: May 28, 2019 1:00 PM to February 20, 2020 4:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Location: The National Museum of Natural History

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.
Mar
13 Fri
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Learning Through Objects

Washington, DC
United States
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $300.00
INDIVIDUAL W/ CLASSROOM OBSERVATION: $350.00
INDIVIDUAL W/ FAMILY WORKSHOP OBSERVATION: $350.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL / INDIVIDUAL W/ CLASSROOM OBSERVATION / INDIVIDUAL W/ FAMILY WORKSHOP OBSERVATION Public Onsale: May 28, 2019 1:00 PM to March 13, 2020 9:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Location: National Mall (Exact Location TBD)

Museums are for everyone, even the very young! This hands-on, two day seminar will explore the many benefits of using community spaces for learning, and give participants a robust toolkit for engaging young children in objects, artwork, and more.
$300.00 - $350.00
Jun
6 Sat
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Play in the Community

Washington, DC
United States
Show at 9:00 AM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $150.00
INDIVIDUAL W/ CLASSROOM OBSERVATION: $200.00
INDIVIDUAL W/ FAMILY WORKSHOP OBSERVATION: $200.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL / INDIVIDUAL W/ CLASSROOM OBSERVATION / INDIVIDUAL W/ FAMILY WORKSHOP OBSERVATION Public Onsale: May 28, 2019 1:00 PM to June 6, 2020 9:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Location: National Mall (Exact Location TBD)

This fast-paced, interactive two day seminar takes place at the Smithsonian Institution and covers 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 partake in hands-on, object based activities, gallery visits, and guided discussions with museum professionals and early childhood educators.
$150.00 - $200.00
Aug
8 Sat 2020
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SEEC Educator Open House: Taking Learning Outside of the Classroom

Washington, DC
United States
Show at Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:00 AM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $0.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: May 28, 2019 1:00 PM to August 8, 2020 10:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Location: The National Museum of American History

Educators of young children are invited to join the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center for an open house to explore how you can create more meaningful experiences by taking learning outside of the classroom and into your community. The open house will include:


  • Tours of our preschool center


  • Model lessons in the National Museum of American History galleries


  • Resources and information about early learning in the community and museums


  • Light refreshments


  • Take away bags including resources, and a discount code for future educator workshops



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