Parent & Me Classes

 
 

Winter Sessions: Tuesday Mornings 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM starting Dec 12-Jan 23 (No class Dec 26)

$90 for a 6 week session, or $17 per class to drop-in

 
Little girl holding a lizard with her mother— Parent & Me in Millersville, MD
 
Parent & Me classes are for children recommended ages 3 – 5 years old and their moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers, etc. This class meets for 45 minutes, once a week for 6 weeks on Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Sign up online to reserve your spot.

* Must have a minimum of 5 parent and me teams for the class to run
Classes are cancelled if there is a 2 hr delay for Anne Arundel County Public Schools. In the event of a snow day or sick day, make – ups are available or may receive a pass for an Open Play. You may miss up to 1 class and receive a voucher for an Open Playtime/or Jungle Express.
Drop in class option available: $17/class – MUST GIVE 24 HOUR NOTICE
Referral Program – Sign up a new friend and get $10 off your session! In order for you to receive the $10 off, you must have attended a full 6 week session (trial class or one time classes do not count).
 
 
 
 

Themes for Fall Classes

(May Not be in this Order)
 

Hide and Go Seek:

Sounds like a simple game of hide and go seek, but trust us, finding a hiding animal is not so easy. This is because many animals have to ability to CAMOFLOUGE making finding them very hard to do. But that won’t stop us. We will search high and low and see what we can find. Come join us as we play hide and go seek with the animals. READY OR NOT, HERE WE COME!
 

All Aboard the Animal Train:

Get your tickets NOW, and head to the EcoAdventures station. The conductor is waiting for you to climb aboard our animal train. We’re traveling the globe and meeting some amazing animals along the way. Visit Australia, matey. Go on an African safari. Asia awaits. Make a craft to take home, dress in native costumes and try exotic foods. All aboard. You don’t want to miss this train.
 
 
 

Jungle Jammin':

Jump up and down with the cool creatures of the Jungle in this fun filled class. Learn about the animals and resources that thrive in the jungle. We'll shake, rattle and roll with native instruments and make some jungle music makers to take home. Get WILD with us and then take a bit of the JUNGLE JAM home to share with your family!

Cute & Cuddly:

What makes an animal cute and cuddly? Well that is all in the eyes of the beholder! In this class, we will meet some cute and cuddly animals. Whiskers and tails, spikes and scales. They are all cute and cuddly here at EcoAdventures.

Lights, Camera, Action:

It’s SHOW time at EcoAdventures! Get your tickets and take a seat; you’re in for a treat, with a live puppet show. Sit back and relax with our homemade popcorn, and let our animal puppets entertain you. Then meet some of their live animal counterparts. Afterwards, come on up and put on your OWN show. We promise you’ll be shouting “Encore, Encore”!
 
Dinosaur Fossil — Parent & Me in Millersville, MD
 

Feeding Frenzy Thanksgiving Feast:

It time to feed our hungry animals. Come join the feeding frenzy as we give thanks to our animals by feeding them their favorite treats. Watch them chomp and gulp, and stick out some incredibly LONG tongues, and slurp up some unusual food. Then we will celebrate our own Thanksgiving with a mini feast (and it's ok if you chomp, slurp and gulp like the animals for this feast!).
 
 
 

Testimonials:

 
Little girl with little frog— Parent & Me in Millersville, MD
 
Jan 2017 We attended our first class today! And the kids loved it!! There was so much for them to do. Everything kept them entertained from yoga to story time to meeting animals to crafts. The open play was awesome too! Great way to get out some energy on a chilly day in the winter. Natalie M.
2015- Hi Eco Adventures!!
I wanted to share a story and some pictures with you as testimony of what a wonderful organization you have.
My daughter Allison (she's 3 years old) has loved attending your Mommy and Me classes and Open Discovery times. She has learned so much!! One of the most important things she's learned is the idea that nature is available to be explored, that it's a wonderful thing to be curious about and to get up close and personal with it to learn more…
 
Since your philosophy seems to be all about encouraging children in appreciation for nature and the fascinating world it is and nurturing the idea of exploration, I thought you'd want to know your message has definitely come across loud and clear for Allison. And I also wanted to let you know I appreciate so much the wonderful things you've taught her and the fact you do care about her curiosity and teaching her what to do when she wonders about something – explore it! That sets up a lifetime love of learning!!
The idea of capturing a child's imagination with a story and then translating that wonder into appreciation for the real animal in nature and all of the wonderful things there are to learn about that animal, its habitat and the world around us is pure brilliance.
Keep up the great work!!! We can't wait to learn more!!
Sincerely,
Emily
P.S. Allison has taught rain forest yoga to all of her stuffed animals and has yoga sessions with them routinely. Most notably, she instructs her stuffed animals to roar like a lion and wake up the rain forest as Ms. Melissa and Ms. Anne have instructed her in the Mommy and Me class. This makes me smile each time I hear a giant roar from across the house!”