Preschool Workshops


The Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center’s Family Workshops are going virtual for the 2020 – 2021 school year. While we may not be together in person, we will continue to build family communities via online workshop series. Our workshops combine the wonders of the Smithsonian online collection, best practices of early childhood, and personal connections to foster children’s love of learning. We are excited to connect with you all!

Basic Information:

  • Classes will meet virtually on the weekends for 45 minutes.
  • Small class size – limited to eight families to allow for meaningful experiences and connections.
  • A video with an activity or challenge will be sent in between each weekend session.
  • Additional resources provided:
    • Information for caregivers regarding the benefits of the content and activities.
    • Additional activities
    • Related literature, videos, websites, etc., to further explore the topic.

Current Offerings


Vehicles & Things that Go

Saturdays, April 17th – May 8th

Buckle up, let’s go for a ride! Explore vehicles that travel by roads, tracks, water, and air.  

Ages: 3-5
Time
: 9:00am – 9:45am –OR– 10:00am – 10:45am
Price: 
$75
Ticket: 
One Family
Location: Classes meet virtually

Register Here


Luminous Light

Saturdays, June 5th – June 26th

Create shadows, rainbows and more as we explore what light can do and where it comes from.

Ages: 3-5
Time
: 9:00am – 9:45am –OR– 10:00am – 10:45am
Price: 
$75
Ticket: 
One Family
Location: Classes meet virtually

Register Here


Private Classes: Want to schedule a class or a session of classes for your family and family friends? Email Brooke Shoemaker at ShoemakerB@si.edu for more information and availability.


Check out our Parenting Class offerings.