School is out and that means our little thinkers are gone for the summer. Some will return in the fall, and some have graduated and are off to kindergarten.
We celebrated the Little Thinkers Preschool graduates by having a ceremony at Mueller Lake Park. Our graduating thinkers, dressed in caps and gowns, walked down the stage to receive their preschool diplomas. There were laughs, cheers, and tears. Speeches were made and memories shared by our wonderful teachers and staff, some even in a Seussical style.
Congratulations, graduates, with hearts full of glee,
You’ve bloomed and you’ve flourished, just like a tree!
Little Thinkers Preschool, our love will endure,
As you venture forth, with hearts so sure.Rachel, VP of Guest Experiences
It’s a bittersweet moment for the Little Thinkers Preschool staff. We’re sad to see our little ones go, but excited for them to enter a new chapter and continue their lifelong love for learning.
Our educators have seen these little thinkers grow and evolve physically, mentally, and emotionally. They have spent their time and energy teaching little thinkers to be curious and not be afraid to ask questions and explore different ideas.
Learning, messing up, trying again, they’re really happy about it.Jada, Educator
They have taught them to be collaborative and kind, to learn about their own emotions and the emotions of others.
I know and I feel confident that I’m teaching them social emotional skills. How to manage their feelings and how to regulate themselves and respond to other people’s feelings. I know that I’m giving them the foundation to grow up into good people.Lindsey, Educator
Our Little Thinkers Preschool is more than just a preschool. “Here kids get to be free. They get to learn about themselves and others. They get to learn what they want to learn and at their own pace.” We are a STEAM play-based preschool that creates confident, kind, and knowledge loving little thinkers, but most importantly, we are a family. We wish our graduates the most joyous future and can’t wait to still be here for them in other ways. Museum hours, events, camps, our little thinkers will always be welcome.
Thank you to all our little thinkers, their families, educators, our preschool staff and generous supporters for being a part of our Thinkery community and doing everything you do to make this special group of young learners feel welcomed and loved each and every day.
Little Thinkers Preschool is part of Thinkery’s work to equip and inspire confident, creative thinkers. Our little thinkers learn through a hands-on, play-based approach centered on their interests, skills, and needs. Additionally, students have access to all Thinkery’s STEAM exhibits, outdoor play areas, and a dedicated outdoor classroom just for the Preschool. With a curriculum led by caring and nurturing educators and an emergent educational approach, Little Thinkers Preschool prepares students for success in kindergarten and beyond!