Beginner Buddies

Beginner Buddies Preschool classes are specifically designed for children ages 1-5 years old. Classes involve a story, craft, exploration stations, and time with two of our animal ambassadors. Some programs also include songs. This is a great way for parents, grandparents, or guardians to spend some extra time with their child while learning, crafting, and having fun.

Each class cost $5 per child. Adults are free! Classes are offered on the second Tuesday of the month from 10:00-11:00 am. Classes run September through May. Call or email to reserve your spot as classes are limited.

The themes for each week can be found below. The crafts, stories, and exploration stations will go with the theme of the week.

2019 Beginner Buddies Dates:

  • January 8 – Snow
  • February 12 – Valentine’s Day
  • March 12 – St. Patrick’s Day
  • April 9 – Easter egg hunt (This day will run from 10 am-12 pm.  Rabbit encounters will be from 10:15-10:45 and 11:15-11:45.  We will have the egg hunt at 11:00.  The rest of the time there will be games, crafts, and activities set up in the gym.  Please call ahead as space is limited and we expect to be full for this day.)
  • May 7 – Life in the Pond (note this class is on the first Tuesday of this month)

To reserve a spot for your child, please call 704-768-0909 or email Please provide your child’s name, age and the best way to contact you.