Edison & Ford Winter Estates offers new kids education program series
The Edison & Ford Winter Estates newest education program series is a child and parent class for children ages 1 to 3 years and their parents to involve children and families in informal learning at the world famous historical site. Grandparents and caregivers are invited and neighborhood groups are also encouraged to attend.
The classes will be themed based and combine science, invention, story book reading and hands-on activities and include immersion into the historic gardens, historic buildings and museum.
The Learning Classes will be offered year-round twice per month, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and parents can select specific dates or come regularly:
Oct. 20 – Pumpkin Party
Nov. 3 – The Wheels on the Ford
Nov. 17 – Gobble Gobble
Dec. 1 – Soaring in the Sky
Dec. 15 – See Santa
Jan. 5 – Joyful Jumping
Jan. 19 – Funky Fish
Feb. 2 – Lots of Lights
Feb. 16 – Bubble Mania
March 1 – Fun Flowers
March 15 – Edison & Ford Animals
April 5 – In the Garden
April 19 – Fantastic Fruit
The fee for class (includes one parent and one child) is $5 for Estates members; $15 for non members; $5 additional child. Reservations are requested by calling the Estates Education Department at 239-334-7419. Classes will not meet during May through September to allow for summertime family vacations.
The Estates is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The Estates is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures” at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site.
For additional information, call 239-334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.