La Dee Da is packed with exciting new ways for toddlers to elementary level children to play and learn about the arts. Our age-appropriate classes and camps come alive in an environment designed to be creatively stimulating and safe. Our small class sizes and experienced art educators will help your child get the most out of each session. And you'll feel right at home in our laid-back atmosphere, perfect for getting to know other parents or joining in the fun!
Use the “classes & programs” menu to explore everything we have to offer! All classes are between 45 minutes to an hour long and are offered in 6-8 week sessions. We also offer one-time workshops, story time, open studio, parent’s night out and camp.
We offer pre-paid art cards and extend discounts for siblings. Share a unique experience with your child that's good for both of you and leave the mess to us!
Creating Art Provides Children with Skills for Self-Expression and Communication
Creativity is the single most important trait for leaders of the future. Yet American kids are falling behind in this critical area. Our schools have cut back on or eliminated arts programs, and we're overscheduling them, leaving little time for them to pretend and explore on their own. – Parents.com
Research shows that for children growing up in our rapidly changing world, the arts teach vital modes of seeing, imagining, inventing and thinking. Art is a visual language that speaks to students with all learning styles, providing them the opportunity to create, problem solve, and think critically. Art education engages children more fully in all aspects of learning and gives them a richer understanding of themselves and the world around them. Art encourages children to become curious and imaginative!
This is an open studio class and you can select from a wide array of unfinished pottery called bisque ware. We will gently guide you on the process and some techniques for achieving fun results. This is a great activity to do in a small group or as a play date and you can even select it as an activity for your birthday party!
Reading is Fundamental
Helping your children enjoy reading is one of the most important things you can do as a parent and it's well worth the investment of your time and energy. Kids will learn reading skills in school, but often they come to associate reading with work, not pleasure. As a result, they lose their desire to read. And it is that desire—the curiosity and interest—that is the cornerstone to using reading and related skills successfully. By far the most effective way to encourage your children to love books and reading is to read aloud to them, and the earlier you start, the better. Even a baby of a few months can see pictures, listen to your voice, and turn cardboard pages.
Open Studio is offered at varying times throughout the week and is non-regimented time for parents and kids to come explore the world of art and creativity. You are welcome to use our open spaces for play and art activity. We offer a number of slots for open play in our sensory art room as well as in our art and pottery classrooms with open access to the enchanted garden. This is facilitated parent-and-child playtime for kids from toddler to age to 5. We offer a number of slots for open play in our sensory art room as well as in our art and pottery classrooms with open access to the enchanted forest. This is facilitated parent-and-child playtime for kids from toddler to age to 5.
When school isn't in session, La Dee Da is! Sign up your little ones for our special school-break camps that keep creative minds and bodies learning outside of a traditional classroom. Our school break camps are available throughout the year, including:
- Fall Break
- Winter Break
- Spring Break
- Some Religious Holidays
- Certain long-weekend holidays, such as Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Columbus Day
More information coming soon!