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Winter Spring Programs 


American Safety and Health Institute Babysitting Course (CABS)
Ages: 9 and older
Session 1: Saturday, January 13th  
Session 2: Saturday, February 10th  
Session 3: Saturday, March 10th  
Session 4: Saturday, April 14th  
Session 5: Saturday, May 19th 
Time: 9:00AM-2:00PM
Location: Spellman Building
Instructor: Tri State Instructor
Cost: $100.00

Course objectives:
Babysitting as a Business
— Everything a teenager needs to know to get started
Safety and Injury Prevention
— Guidelines to make sure that everyone stays safe
Leadership
— Strategies to build confidence when responding to conflict
Play Time
— Tips on age-appropriate play and staying involved
Basic Caregiving Skills
— Feeding, burping, diapering, and safe sleep practices
First Aid
— The knowledge to go with the responsibility

Babysitting is usually a teenager’s first attempt at building and running a small business. Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) course comes in a magazine-format guide designed to engage and inform the aspiring babysitter. It gives teenagers everything they need to know, from getting started, to dealing with parents and children, to key safety, caregiving, and first aid tips.

Participants will need to bring a lunch.

Online Registration only: https://www.tristatetraining.com/courses/ 

American Heart Association BLS for HealthCare Providers 
Ages: 16 and older 
Session 1: Thursday, January 11th  
Session 2: Monday, February 5th  
Session 3: Thursday, March 8th  
Session 4: Monday, April 9th  
Session 5: Thursday, May 24th  
Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Location: Spellman Building
Instructor: Tri State Instructor
Cost: $80.00

This course is 3 hours long and is for EMT’s, Paramedics, Nurses and Doctors. This course will result in a two-year certification. This course is video led with instructor interaction. All participants must complete a hands-on skills test and a 25-question written test achieving an 84% or higher.

Online Registration Only: https://www.tristatetraining.com/courses/ 


Tri-State Bystander CPR/AED Program
Ages: 9 and older 
Session 1: Thursday, January 25th  
Session 2: Thursday, February 22nd  
Session 3: Monday, March 19th  
Session 4: Thursday, April 26th  
Session 5: Monday, May 17th  
Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM
Location: Spellman Building
Instructor: Tri State Instructor
Cost: $50.00

This course is one hour and is for anyone interested in learning CPR for Adults/Children/Infants. A two- year certification via Tri-State Training will be issued through a digital certification. This course will cover CPR/AED and Choking Emergencies.

Online Registration Only: https://www.tristatetraining.com/courses/ 

Star Party at Hoopes Park with the Chester County Astronomical Society
Location: Hoopes Park, in the field near the pavilion
Age: no age limits
Date: Saturday April 21st
Time: 8 pm – 9:30PM
Location: Hoopes Park 
Instructor: Chester County Astronomical Society
Ages: all ages
Cost: free

Join West Chester Recreation and the Chester County Astronomical Society on for a night under the stars at Hoopes Park. Members of the Chester County Astronomical Society, a group of amateur astronomers, will bring telescopes and expertise to Hoopes Park to share the wonders of the night sky.

As the glow of the Sun fades we’ll just catch our sister planet Venus sinking into the western horizon. As the sky darkens we’ll see the winter constellations setting in the west as the spring constellations rise in the east. The Big Dipper will be high in the northern sky and Leo the Lion will be at center stage in the south. We’ll also have a beautiful crescent Moon to gaze upon where we can zoom in and see the shadows of mountains and craters on the terminator, the line separating light from darkness on the surface of the Moon. 


Tinkergarten Classes
Age: 18months - 5 years
Winter Session: Fridays, January 19th- March 9th 
Spring Session: Fridays, April 13th – June 1st 
Time: 10:30AM - 11:45AM
Location: Everhart Park 
Instructor: Cristina Bennett
Cost: $160 per 8 week session 
Minimum participants: 6
Maximum participants: 12
 
Also a brief description that will go in the activity guide: At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. During each session, expert designed play-scenarios are facilitated allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn too as we'll share insight into your child's development. 

Online Registration Only: https://tinkergarten.com/leaders/cristina.bennett

Sports Programs


Bitty Ballet (Level I)
Age: 2.5 - 3.5 years of age
Session 1: Saturdays, February 3rd - March 10th
Session 2: Saturdays, April 7th - May 12th 
Time: 10:00 - 10:45AM
Location: Spellman Building
Instructor: Melissa Totani
Cost: $85
Minimum participants: 4
Maximum participants: 10
 
Bitty Ballet® is a program designed for preschool age children as an introduction to dance.  Ballet is a wonderful stepping stone to encourage group participation, listening to an instructor and a true love of dance and movement for these developing souls. Simple ballet positions and moves also encourage physical activity and controlled body movements in toddlers.

Bitty Ballet (Level II)
Age: 3.5 - 5 years of age
Session 1: Saturdays, February 3rd  - March 10th 
Session 2: Saturdays, April 7th  - May 12th 
Time: 10:45 - 11:30AM
Location: Spellman Building
Instructor: Melissa Totani
Cost: $85
Minimum participants: 4
Maximum participants: 10

Two levels of Bitty Ballet are offered – one for first and second time participants or ages 2.5 – 3.5 (Level I), and one for older toddler and seasoned participants or ages 3.5 -5 (Level II). Specific lesson plans and activities are provided to parents & participants of each session.

TAE KWON DO dor Beginner’s “Little Tigers”
Ages: 4 to 5
Session 1: Mondays (5:15-5:45PM) AND Thursdays (5:15 - 5:45PM)
        February 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, March 1
Session 2: Wednesdays (5:15 - 5:45PM) AND Saturdays (10:15 – 10:45AM)
February 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, March 3
Session 3: Mondays (5:00 – 5:30PM) AND Thursdays (5:15 - 5:45PM)
March 19, 22, 26, 29, April 2, 5, 9, 12
Session 4: Wednesdays (5:15 - 5:45PM) AND Saturdays (10:15 – 10:45AM)
March 21, 24, 28, 31, April 4, 7, 11, 14
Instructors: Master John Pasquantonio (Master P) and Staff
Cost: $49.00 for four weeks of classes and includes a uniform

Master P’s World Class Tae Kwon Do is offering a special four-week mini course for children ages 4-5 years old known as “Little Tigers”. Students will learn the basic martial art technique as well as develop the skills and abilities they need most: balance, coordination, self-confidence, and concentration. Plus, the Little Tigers classes are non-stop action. Your child will run, jump, kick, and punch their way to greater fitness and they’ll love every second of it.


TAE KWON DO for Beginner’s 
Ages: 6 to 12
Session 1: Monday’s (4:00-4:45PM) and Thursdays (5:30 – 6:15pm)
February 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, March 1
Session 2: Wednesday (5:30 – 6:15pm) AND Saturdays (9:50 – 10:35am)
February 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, March 3
Session 3: Mondays (4:00 – 4:45pm) AND Thursdays (5:30 – 6:15pm)
March 19, 22, 26, 29, April 2, 5, 9, 12
Session 4: Wednesday (5:30 – 6:15pm) AND Saturdays (9:50 – 10:35am)
March 21, 24, 28, 31, April 4, 7, 11, 14

Instructors: Master John Pasquantonio (Master P) and Staff

Cost: $49.00 for four weeks of classes and a uniform

Master P’s World Class Tae Kwon Do id offering a special four week mini course for school age children 6 – 12 years old. Students will learn a great introduction to martial arts techniques as well as develop self-confidence and an “I can do it attitude”. Tae Kwon Do training is a great way to enhance your child’s physical fitness and build razor sharp focus and self-discipline. And best of all, it’s tons of fun while making friends and having a great time.


TAE KWON DO for Families
Ages: 6 and up
Session1: Tuesdays (7:00 – 7:50pm) AND Fridays (6:15 - 7:05pm)
February 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, March 2
Session 2: Thursday (7:45 - 8:30pm) AND Saturdays (12:55 – 1:45pm)
February 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, March 1, 3
Session 3: Tuesdays (7:00 – 7:50pm) AND Fridays (6:15 - 7:05pm)
March 20, 23, 27, 30, April 3, 6, 10, 13
Session 4: Thursdays (7:45 - 8:30pm) AND Saturdays (12:55 – 1:45pm)
March 22, 24, 29, 31, April 5, 7, 12, 14

Instructors: Master John Pasquantonio (Master P) and Staff

Cost: $99.00 for four weeks of classes for the entire family and includes a uniform for each member

Master P’s World Class Tae Kwon Do is offering a special four week mini course for families interested in training in martial arts. Because of today’s hectic schedules, many parents are looking for activities that allow the entire family to spend time together. A unique opportunity at Mater P’s Tae Kwon Do is the chance to attend class as a family. Families can expect to learn a great introduction to basic techniques as well as train in a fun, family oriented environment that everyone can enjoy together. Please not that there can be a combination of parents and/or siblings training together

West Chester T-Birds T-ball
Age: 3-5 years old
Dates: Thursdays, April 12th - May 17th  
Time: 5:30-7:30PM time determined by schedule
Location: Hoopes Park 
Cost: $85
Instructor: Jump Start Sports Staff Coaches
Minimum Participants: 12 
Maximum Participants: 48

A fun and highly instructional introduction to baseball for 3 and 4-year-old boys and girls. Players learn the basics of throwing, catching, fielding, batting, and base running, and then apply what they have learned in fun, non-competitive games. Sessions are one hour long, one day per week, and include all instruction and game play in one outing. Instruction is conducted by Jump Start Sports staff coaches.  Players receive a Major League Baseball hat, team tee shirt, and baseball medal. Volunteer coaches may also participate in a detailed coaches training program provided by Jump Start Sports.

Online Registration Only: https://www.jumpstartsports.com/ 


 Art Classes



Crafty Science Sundae 
Age: 7-11 years old
Date: Sunday, February 4th 
Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Location: Spellman Building
Instructor: Gaillyn Giles, Art Director
Cost: S30.00

Participants will learn about science while making crafts. Throughout the afternoon they will make rainbows out of paper, crystal ornaments and a galaxy out of slime. 

Tween Upcycle DIY  
Age: 9-12 years old
Date: Sunday, April 15th  
Time: 1:00PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Spellman Building
Instructor: Gaillyn Giles, Art Director
Cost $35.00

Tween’s will be creating art out of recycled products. They will be making art from books. A mosaic out of cd’s and a tote bag from a t -shirt – no sewing. 


Animals Art All Day 
Age: 7-11 years old
Date: Thursday March 29, 2018 
Time: 9:00AM – 3:00PM
Location: Spellman Building
Instructor: Gaillyn Giles, Art Director
Cost: S50.00

Participants will be spending the day working on art inspired by animals. They will create a Cat on canvas using colorful acrylic paint and lots of patterns. 
 Sculpt your own flamingo sculpture from model magic. Create a funky fish with wire and beads and a Zebra Zentangle permanent marker on paper. Mrs. Giles will be face painting too!

Participants will need to bring a morning snack and lunch.

Spring Fun Art All Day 
Age: 7-11 years old
Date: Friday, March 30th 
Time: 9:00AM – 3:00PM
Location: Spellman Building
Instructor: Gaillyn Giles, Art Director
Cost: $50.00

Participant will be spending the day working on spring inspired art. They will sculpt a craft rabbit from model magic. A Sunny Spring Meadow acrylic painting on canvas. Weave a tree with mixed media and an upcycled project out of bottles. Mrs. Giles will be face painting too!