Youth Art, STEM & Specialty Classes

Students at The Connection learn skills often not emphasized elsewhere including visual-spatial abilities, reflection, self-criticism, and the willingness to experiment and learn from mistakes. Specialty classes at The Connection teach your child fundamental skills in a warm and welcoming environment which fosters creativity and self-expression.

Digital Media Cooking Class  Messy Play


  • Art Sampler  |  ages 5-7 & ages 7-9
    Let your creativity run free in this exciting class! Children will learn about and practice a variety of art mediums including drawing, painting, sculpting, cartooning, and more! At the end of each session the students will have compiled a portfolio filled with their own works of art.
  • Creative Kids  |  ages 3-5
    This art class is an introduction to a variety of art mediums such as beginner drawing, painting, and sculpting. Basic art projects and crafts will be completed while the children learn about each medium. They will explore their creativity and practice fine motor skills, all while having fun!
  • Culinary Kids  |  ages 6-8 & ages 7-9
    In this class children will explore cooking and baking while learning and having fun. Our aspiring chefs will discover elements of food science, learn about the background of each food, practice following a recipe, and create each dish from start to finish! *This class will be working with gluten, eggs, and dairy. If your child has an allergy and would like to participate, please contact the director.
  • Messy Mornings  |  ages 1-4 + parent
    An extended morning of mess-making with your child! Enjoy your snack when you two need to refuel for more fun with the water table, arts & crafts, rice pool and more!
  • Mini Athletes  |  ages 3-5
    In this multi-sport class children will be active, team-build, and learn how to play a new sport in a fun way. Your little mover will enjoy soccer, basketball, t-ball, hockey, and more!
  • Play Ball  |  ages 6-9
    This class will focus on all of the FUNdamentals of ball games. Sports may include basketball, throwing and catching games, soccer, and more!
  • Science Explorers  |  ages 5-7 & ages 7-9
    Young scientists will delve into a variety of science topics with hands-on and interactive activities! Have some (sometimes messy!) fun while learning about space, earth science, biology and more!
  • Sensory Science  |  ages 2-4)
    Our mini scientists will delve into a variety of science topics with hands-on and interactive activities! With caregiver assistance, our little learners will explore science through sensory experiences, storytime, crafts, and experiments.


  • Adaptive Dance & Music  |  ages 4-12 
    Children are introduced to basic dance techniques through innovative and creative body movement. Individualized modifications to activities will be made as needed.
  • Adapted Youth Yoga  |  ages 4-12
    Enjoy different poses and fun stretches designed to engage the body, mind, and spirit. Individualized modifications to activities will be made as needed.
  • Art Collective  |  ages 4-12
    The Art Collective class will explore various avenues of artistic expression for our participants. The class will consist of drawing, painting, sculpting, arts and crafts, and much more. The class will encourage our students to expand their creativity while expressing themselves artistically.
  • Junior Warrior Challenge  |  ages 4-6 & ages 7-12
    An energetic class utilizing specially designed ninja challenge course equipment (mini rock wall, cargo net, mini trampoline, and more) to improve strength, agility, and balance.
  • Sports Foundation  |  ages 4-12
    This class allows children to develop gross and fine motor skills while learning the basics of popular sports including baseball, basketball, soccer, and more.