Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Designed for children 18 - 36 months, we will explore the concepts of STEM, tinkering, and creative problem solving through a lens of joyful learning. Help your little one build their self-expression, self-esteem, and self-awareness through thoughtful challenges and imaginative play. In addition to our well-loved favorites, we’ll be adding exciting, new activities to each of our programs.
Registration opens on August 13th! Be the first to be notified when classes are available for Fall Wee DOers classes.
Classes meet once a week
Music, movement and big messes are the name of the game in this class for littler movers! Each week we will explore big themes, such as transportation, animals & nature, using our senses and our bodies! Developing fine and gross motor skills will get a workout as we move to the music, create and play, and empower our little ones to make choices and try new things!
Color, texture, patterns and more! Get messy, sticky & colorful as we explore art! Each week we will play with different art materials and mediums to create our own masterpieces! Dress for a mess and get ready to have a colorful time!
Calling all tinkerers, scientists and builders! Plan to get hands-on with tools as we create and build with different materials! We will explore parts, pieces and how they all work together through play and hands-on STEM projects.
Snow globes, holiday lights, cookies baking in the over…what do they all have in common? They help us celebrate winter holidays and they all have strong STEM connections! Explore holiday themes—such as light, wintertime and giving—each week through song, experimentation and exciting projects.
Early Childhood Educator & Director, Little Doers
Ms. Kathy is The DoSeum’s Early Childhood Educator and has been with The Little Doer program since its inception in 2015. She is an invaluable member of The DoSeum's early childhood team. Ms. Kathy carries a degree in Human Behavior and Development, certifications in Special Education PreK-12 and ESL, and served as an elementary school teacher for 21 years.
Director of Gallery Programs & Early Childhood Education
Ms. Sheena is the Director of Gallery Programs at The DoSeum. She has been teaching in museums for over 15 years and has developed programs for children and families focused on building community relationships and family connections. Her favorite part of working with early learners is watching them discover the world around them and make meaning through their experience.
Discovery Leader, Early Childhood Education
Miss Megan is a teacher in the Little Doers Preschool program, DoSeum's Early Childhood Education programs, and she facilitates Field Experiences for grade school students. She earned her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Child Development from Brigham Young University- Idaho and helped to create and pilot the Forest Preschool program in Spring 2017. Miss Megan has been a valuable part of the DoSeum's Education team since January 2018.
Discovery Leader, Early Childhood Education
Kelsie Vaughn joined The DoSeum in October of 2019. She has spent nearly five years in formal and informal education settings such as SeaWorld and The Learning Experience, serving in leadership roles. She is a self-proclaimed state park enthusiast and has a passion for the sciences. She began her studies in Education at Stephen F. Austin and is continuing her EC-6 certification at San Antonio College.
Sarah brings to The DoSeum four years of experience in homeschool, afterschool and childcare settings. Since joining The DoSeum in September of 2019, Sara has exhibited her passion for teaching young children in an enthusiastic and positive way. She completed her studies in Sociology at Brigham Young University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Science. In her off time, Sara is a family photographer.
Sarah Davis joined The DoSeum in November of 2019, coming to us with six years of Child Life Specialist experience. She studied at Texas State University and obtained her Master of Science degree in Family and Child Studies. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Theater. Sarah can be found teaching dance to children when she’s not at The DoSeum.
Q. What is the educational philosophy of WeeDoers?
The DoSeum offers hands- and minds-on opportunities that spark curiosity, invite discovery, and promote joyful learning, supporting the important work of schools and community organizations. Our exhibits and programs are rooted in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), the arts, and literacy.
We believe that children learn best in a setting that provides developmentally appropriate educational experiences and also allows for exploration and a deeper connection within the museum and their community.
Q. What is included in my program registration?
Your enrollment in an ECE session is for one adult caregiver (18+) and one child. This enrollment includes your general admission to The DoSeum for before or after your program that day. *Effective Fall 2020—please note that only one caregiver may accompany your child during the classroom experience. This is to maintain safe social distancing and space capacity. **
Q. Can additional adults and children attend ECE classes?
To promote an optimal learning environment, we ask that you please limit caregivers to the one adult per child ratio. Additional children under the age of 1 year are welcome to attend at no additional cost.
Q. Can a caregiver other than myself bring my child if I am busy one week?
Yes. We understand that different caregivers may need to bring your child week to week. When you register for the program, please list any additional caregivers that may be bringing your child to the program. Having all names on file will help us have a smoother check-in process. Please remember, one adult per child, even if it is a different person each week.
Q. What happens if I need to miss a class?
Currently, we are unable to offer make-up classes. Missed classes cannot be refunded or rescheduled.
Q. Are refunds offered?
Refunds are not offered for this program. We cannot offer credit toward membership or general admission fees. To maintain social distancing, we can only honor switching to a different session if space permits in the desired session. Thank you for your understanding!
Q. Does my child need to be the exact age of the program?
Yes. All children must be between 18 months to 36 months by the program’s start date. Our classes are specifically designed for the age ranges associated with them, so we thank you for your understanding. We understand that children may be developmentally younger or older than their calendar age; if this is the case, please contact Kathy Jordan, KJordan@thedoseum.org, to discuss the best class option for your child.
Q. Do I need to stay in the class with my child?
Yes. WeeDOers classes are designed to promote caregiver/child interaction, so we do require one adult (18+) with each child per class.
Q. Who are the instructors for this class?
The DoSeum Education team consists of highly qualified and trained program educators. These educators work closely together to design and facilitate experiences that are engaging, unique, developmentally appropriate, and fun for children. Please see the “Meet the Educators” tab on our Early Childhood Education webpage to learn more about our session instructors. Our goal for all early childhood programs is consistency with instructors; however, please be aware that, if necessary, a qualified DoSeum educator may serve as a substitute.
Q. What are your classroom health and safety policies? How do you promote social distancing?
A: Over the years, we’ve served to inspire and empower kids to DO their best to overcome challenges and solve problems. As we look forward to restarting our WeeDoers program, we invite all our Guests to partner with us in our efforts to continue to promote a joyful, safe, and healthy environment for all. Together we can DO this. Please review all of The DoSeum’s Covid-19 Reopening plans on our Reopening page.
In the WeeDoers classroom, we will keep our distance by having a capacity that is less than 50% of the classroom’s max. We plan to use only toys and objects that can be sanitized between groups and plan to set up STEM & art projects that will be hands-on but done at individual centers (e.g., each child will have a small sensory play bin rather than the larger group bin). We will also limit our use of sand and water play. The classroom is equipped with multiple sinks for plenty of hand washing, with hand sanitizer also available. The WeeDoers program is held in the classroom space only; you are welcome to visit The DoSeum before or after your program.
Q. Do I need to wear a mask in this program? Does my child need to wear a mask?
All Guests ages 10 and up are required to wear a face mask or shield that covers the mouth and nose during the program and while in The DoSeum. Masks are recommended for children ages 2+ but not required. All program instructors will be wearing a mask during the class, as well as buttons that feature our instructors' full faces.
Q. Can we stay and play at The DoSeum before or after our class time?
Our WeeDoers programs are designed to take place in the classroom for one hour. You are welcome to play in The DoSeum before or after your class. If your class begins at 9:00 am (one hour before The DoSeum opens to the public) you will meet your instructors in the lobby between 8:45-9:00 am, who will escort you to the classrooms. Please plan for a brief health screening, including a no touch temperature check, upon arrival.
If you are participating in a session that ends at 11:45, please plan to play in The DoSeum between 10:00-10:45 am.
Q: Can I bring outdoor food and beverages into the classroom?
You may bring small snacks, bottled water, and baby food/formula. Food and beverages are not allowed inside galleries.