Early Childhood Ireland and Dublin Zoo have launched the Spring Preschool Progamme for 2013.
The programme is aimed at 3 to 5 year olds and there are 2 types, on entitled ‘Winter Woolies’ and the other called ‘Farm-tastic Foods’.
The programmes are designed to help young children make the connection between their food, their clothes, the farm and nature.
|This programme helps children to understand the connections between the farm and the clothes they wear. It involves a walk and talk tour of the farm that allows them to connect their classroom learning to the real life animals they visit.|
|This programme allows children to see first-hand how foods are produced in the farm, as they watch the cow being milked and help gather eggs and vegetables. An interactive discussion on these foods introduces them to basic nutritional principles in a fun way using games, songs, stories.|
Details of the Offer and Dates
The programmes will run from 4th February to the end of April 2013, Monday to Friday 10-11am or 11.30 to 12.30.
The programmes can cater for groups of up to 22 children at a time and Early Childhood Ireland members are entitled to a special offer of:
A cost of only €6 per child
One adult is given free entry with every two children
All adults and children who attend the programmes are welcome to enjoy free time at the Zoo
Irene Gunning CEO of Early Childhood Ireland said, “We were delighted to develop these new modules with the Zoo’s educational team. Making this connection between education and the world around us is key to developing young minds. It also gives us the edge in the fight against childhood obesity which starts with educating children about the food they eat and where it comes from.”
Expression of Interest
If you are interested in availing of the Early Childhood Ireland Special Offer please fill in the following expression of interest form and we will contact you: