Young Kidizens Winter/Spring

Learn to play. Play to learn. Learn to Lead.

LEGO-Based Civic and Economic Enrichment Fall Classes

We continue to be excited about our Young Kidizens program as a perfect beginning to the Kidizens program. Our unique constructivist framework of city-building, role-playing and social learning enables groups of younger students to take on a guided discovery of real-life concepts. While the overall concept and experiential learning philosophy of Kidizens runs through all problems, our curriculum for the “Young Kidizens,” is designed specifically for the target age group of 6-7 (and young 8’s), with the goal of simplifying many civic and economic concepts and bringing them to life with many play-based elements.

In their second semester the fun, highly collaborative, play-based interactive experience of building an entire city of LEGO continues! The Young Kidizens will explore new topics and meet even more special LEGO guests! They will continue to build the city started in the first semester and learn more about how cities function and grow.

Interested in the Kidizens program for older children? Check out our Spring Kidizens classes for students ages 8 to 11. Or check out our Spring Visionaries program for sustainability focused city building aimed at children ages 9 to 12.

Overview:

18-week session, where children collaboratively build and learn the day-to-day civic and economic concepts of managing a city, and as such develop design thinking, problem solving, social and leadership skills.

Kidizens serve on a city council and may run for an elected position as Mayors, judges, doctors, lawyers, fire chiefs, sheriffs, safety inspectors and in many other roles, while improving self-confidence and developing leadership skills.

The Kidizens also manage city budgets, enact laws, cope with natural disasters and crises. They also interact with other cities and cooperate on various issues, as they develop problem solving and analytical thinking skills.

Teachers provide historical and local perspectives through lessons on related civic and economic topics and guide students to learn through the consequences of their own actions while encouraging “out of the box” and critical thinking.

Many engineering and robotic elements are intertwined into various city units (motorized controls, draw bridges, moving conveyor belts, sensors and lights) to teach kids basic concepts in science and engineering.

Exciting field trips to the local City Hall, Stanford Design School or History Museum, Recology Center, scheduled as per availability, convenience, and community safety.


Los Altos Classes (Serving Palo Alto, Los Altos and Mountain View areas):

Homeschooling Options:

Friday             10:00 AM – 11:45 AM        Kidizens

After-School Options:

Wednesday         3:30 PM – 5:15 PM        Kidizens

Session Cost: $599. We accept Ocean Grove!

Email [email protected] for more information!

Belmont Classes (Serving Belmont, San Carlos, San Mateo, Foster City and Redwood City areas):

Tuesday         10:00 AM – 11:45 AM        Kidizens

Session Cost: $599. We accept Ocean Grove!

Email [email protected] for more information!

Dates:

Spring Semester kicks off on Monday January 10th, 2022 and ends on Friday, May 27th. We’re off for MLK Day, Winter Ski Break, and Spring Break. We will be offering special-themed workshops during those holidays. Stay tuned for more details!


In addition to our regularly scheduled Spring classes, we can put together a 12-14 week customized session for homeschooling groups, special workshops, and Girls’ and Boy’s scout clubs as per the convenience of their schedules. Please email us at [email protected]