7380 Girard Ave

La Jolla, California


Parent Toddler Exploration Program

Join Gillispie’s Parent Toddler Exploration Program (PTEP) for fun-filled mornings of art, music, and stories. Meet other toddler-aged (20-36 months) children and moms/dads/caregivers!

This program will offer children the opportunity to experience a wide range of expressive materials including clay, watercolors, tempera paints, light, shadow, and collage, as well as to learn how to build relationships through shared experiences and self-discovery. You will be able to connect with other adults and enhance your parenting skills as you work side by side with your children in this nurturing environment.

This nine-session program meets on Wednesdays and runs three times during the school year. The fall session begins September 20, 2017; the winter session begins January 10, 2018; and the spring session begins April 4, 2018. Each nine-session program will run in the mornings from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Classes are all first come, first served, and enrollment is closed when the class is filled.

“Connect with other adults and enhance your parenting skills as you work side by side with your children…”

Dr. Mindy Coates Smith, Gillispie School’s Director of Early Childhood, will be leading the classes. Dr. Smith has worked with children and families for almost 20 years, and has experience with age groups ranging from infants to teenagers. She enjoys bringing creativity to the classroom and walking alongside parents on their family’s journey.

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