Little Explorers aims to provide an exemplary, developmentally appropriate early childhood program for children and families.  We work to create a learning environment that models best practices for high quality early education experiences for young children and provide opportunities for parents and caregivers to observe and learn. 

The philosophy is based on constructive theories in which children construct their own knowledge through active learning.  This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create.  

The curriculum and materials are relevant, meaningful, current and purposeful to encourage children’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills. 


Little Explorers meets at the Mill Building every Thursday at 10 a.m. unless otherwise noted. 


January - Nighttime Wonders

“Hoot, hoot, hoot!” is just one of the many nighttime sounds we hear.  What animals come out only at night?  Come and find out what they are doing when you are sound asleep.


February - On the Farm

From animals to crops to tractors and more!  There’s so much going on down at the farm.  What can you do?


March - Colors & Shapes

Discover the many shades of color and sides of shapes!  What colors can you make and what shapes do you know?


April - Eggs-actly!

Be prepared to learn egg-specially interesting things about eggs! No program on April 27th, but join us to celebrate Week of the Young Child! Click here for more information.


May - Butterflies!

How does the color of a butterfly help protect it?  Learn about camouflage, hungry birds, flowers and more! 

June - Ladybugs

Ladybug, ladybug don’t fly away!  Your home is my garden, I want you to stay.  Learn all about these red and black creatures!


July - Bees

Worker bees, drones and a queen bee!  Learn about hives, different types of bees and why they’re important for the world around us!


August - Animal Defenses

Sharp teeth and spiny skin!  How do you think animals protect themselves?  Learn about predators and prey and so much more!


September - Bubbles!

Blowing bubbles, popping bubbles, stacking bubbles, even a bubble inside of a bubble!  You’ll have a bursting good time discovering the magic and science behind these bubbles!


October - Turtles

Turtle can be found in different environments from freshwater to salt water.  Find out what makes these animals turtley-awesome!


November - Birds

Big birds, small birds, short birds, tall birds!  Let’s learn about them all!  Why do they have feathers?  Does the early bird always catch the worm? No program on November 23rd.


December - Tree Homes

Discover animal homes and find out if they are similar to ours!  What animals call trees their homes? 




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