Museum School at Children’s Museum Upstate…
2020 has not been the best of times, nor has it been the worst of times.
We are certainly living in the strangest times. Parents have been struggling to keep their sanity while agonizing over how to help children cope with all the life-altering changes they face daily.
How comforting to know that one of our favorite places is still open and welcomes curious minds to explore! The Children’s Museum has successfully implemented safety precautions and cleaning regimens so families can enjoy all the activities and exhibits free of worry. Sanitation wipes are available throughout the museum to wipe down materials after use. Masks and social distancing are enforced. Water fountains are not in use.
Fall has always been a time to revel in the smell of newly sharpened pencils and watch the faces of excited students as they head back to school after summer break. Like everything else COVID has altered, the first day of the 2020-2021 school year was unrecognizable. Depending on your address, pupils may attend school from zero to five days a week (may vary from week to week.) Full time virtual learning is also offered in most districts.
While everyone wants their children to have the best learning experience, most have to work a forty hour week. What’s a parent to do? The Children’s Museum of the Upstate to the rescue…
Allow us to introduce you to the Museum School with World Explorers.
World Explorers was founded in 2003 by Pelzer natives, Kisha Edwards-Gandsy and Keyanna Murrill. The group has served thousands of families through after-school care programs, camps, child care and more. They are “recognized for creative programming and globally inspired curriculum.”
Here’s what you need to know:
- All day classes run from 8am-3pm for grades K-5 in Greenville and K-2 in Spartanburg.
- After-school care is from 3pm-6pm for grades K-5 in Greenville and K-2 in Spartanburg.
- Parents/Caregivers can purchase packs or sign up for one day at a time (as spots are available). Visit their site here for information regarding scholarships.
- Enrichment classes will “travel the world” through reading, culinary arts, science, and fine arts.
- Healthy snacks and meals will be provided. All you have to do is drop off your kiddo with a water bottle and tablet!
- Museum staff and instructors will be required to wear masks.
- Classes will be limited to ten students or less. Groups will practice distancing and remain together throughout the day.
- Kids will be able to visit the museum exhibits.
- Virtual school learners are monitored with hands-on help available.
My homeschoolers had a blast on our recent visit to the museum (thanks, Jessie!) Benjamin Franklin said it best, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”