Beagle School Open Houses 1/11 & 1/12


The Beagle School is hosting two Open Houses for their 3 & 4 year old programs next week. The first is on Monday, January 11th from 10:30am -12:30pm at 115 Regent Street. This is also when registration opens for the general public for all programs, which is first come first serve.

The Open House for their 2 year old program is on Tuesday, January 12th from 10-11:30am at 107 Circular Street.

“We so look forward to sharing with everyone the changes in our curriculum and our buildings that have occurred over the last few years and to talk to parents about how we learn best through play. Parents are encouraged to bring their children. The Beagle staff is excited to meet everyone!” – Fran Rauchwerger, Director of The Beagle School

Visit The Beagle School online here, or give them a call at 518-587-7507.

Click here to see the complete 2016 Mamatoga Preschool Guide



Parents Night Out-Adult Coloring Time at Northshire Bookstore 1/13

with love From the stirling family(1)I love this! Adult Coloring Time – Parents’ Night Out is coming up on Wednesday, January 13th from 6-7pm at Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway in Saratoga Springs.

Relax and de-stress with some adult coloring time – and explore some new books that might appeal to your child. Hosted by Rachel Person of Northshire Bookstore and Laura Clark of the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Presented at Northshire Bookstore in partnership with the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Free and open to the public.

Story Time at Healthy Living Market and Cafe Tues. 1/5


On Tuesday, January 5th from 10–11am take the kids to check out Story Time in the Learning Center at Healthy Living Market and Cafe (Route 50 in Saratoga Springs at the Wilton Mall).

They are kicking off the new year with a new free winter program for your preschooler!  Join them in the Learning Center for a story time session featuring a seasonally-inspired book followed by a fun and healthy snack.

This class is great for kids aged 3-5 but kids of all ages are welcome; this event is FREE!  Pre-registration is not required.

To find out more about the programs offered for kids and adults at Healthy Living Market and Cafe click here.

Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market 12/19

Santa and Mrs. ClausThis Saturday, December 19th head to the Saratoga Farmers’ Market where children and families are invited to spend time with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Santa will be reading stories, listening to wish lists, and spreading holiday cheer all afternoon. Also…Jack Zucchini of the Zucchini Brothers will be performing from 9 am- 1 pm. Market Hours are 9am-1pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit 11:30am-1pm. The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is located at the Lincoln Baths, 65 So. Broadway, in Saratoga Springs.

Also at the market on Saturday, Family Yoga is back from 11am to 1pm. On the third Saturday of every month, certified yoga instructor Patty Rodecker will hold FREE Family Yoga classes at 11am and 12pm. The 30-minute classes will be family-friendly and designed for yogis of ALL ages and abilities. Bring your mat or just wear your sneakers and enjoy a gentle, fun program designed to put a smile on your face and peace in your heart! Please register ahead by emailing Julia at: julia[at]saratogafarmersmarket[dot]org.

The Female Voice from The Saratoga Film Academy (Middle & High School)


Loving this new course from the Saratoga Film Academy, The Female Voice (for Middle & High School students) which runs from February 3, 2016 – April 17, 2016.

This 10-week, all-girls, filmmaking class explores the media’s portrayal of girls in tv, movies, marketing, news, politics, music and more.  The class kicks off with a special event for students and parents, which includes a screening of the documentary Miss Representation followed by a discussion moderated by local filmmakers.

The discussion will continue in the classroom to encourage students to examine how the media influences our culture and shapes our collective social consciousness.  They will voice their opinions on how they would like to see females better portrayed and identify solutions for the media to improve.

The students will work in pairs or teams to develop a narrative that best represents them, their voices, and their unique perspectives.  Throughout the 10 weeks, each group will take their story through the process of scripting, pre-production, production, and post-production to produce a short film.

The class will close with a special event screening of all of the students’ films, for the parents and families.

The class will run from February 3, 2016 – April 17, 2016 on Wednesdays or Sundays, 4pm-6pm at the Saratoga Independent School.

For more information and to register, click here.

To read more about the Saratoga Film Academy, click here.


Gingerbread House Story Art: 12/16 The Children’s Museum at Saratoga

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Join them at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga on Wednesday where kids will sip yummy hot chocolate and listen to a fun and seasonal themed story! For this special program’s art project each child will create a delicious gingerbread house (using graham crackers, icing, and candy) to take home and enjoy!

Pre-registration is required and space is limited! To register give the museum a call at (518) 584-5540. Cost is $3 per child, $2 for members.

A Natural Approach to Toilet Learning: 12/16 at Malta Montessori

10461429_834138746608435_2032867203087565322_nGetting ready to tackle potty training? Find out more at A Natural Approach to Toilet Learning: Parent Education Night on Tuesday, December 16th at 6pm at Malta Montessori, 100 Saratoga Village Blvd. in Malta.

“Learning to use the toilet is a natural process that begins when your child’s desire to be grown up and his neurological development have reached the point where he can control his bladder and bowels. We don’t train children to use the toilet, we support them when they are ready.” (How to Raise an Amazing Child: The Montessori way to bring up caring confident children, by Tim Seldin)

Some toileting topics that will be discussed:
Signs of Readiness
Set-Up of the Environment
Attitude of the Adult/Caregiver
Routine around Toileting
Encouraging Independence

This information session is open to parents of children all ages and is open to the public.

Contact Kerry with any questions