Young Explorers Club offers a variety of hands-on, project-based, experiential early learning programs. We specialize in developing early learning knowledge-base systems and active learning programs. Our curriculum focuses on academic support, STEAM education and social-emotional learning. We are committed to offering high-quality, affordable early education to the children in the community.
Young Explorers Club’s mission is to create a community where children can explore the world around them, experiment with different materials, express themselves, work with peers, share findings, and dream big dreams!
Our preschool program provides little explorers with fun, well-rounded, active learning experiences. Our curriculum focuses on project-based learning, STEAM exploration, and social development. Through a wide variety of age appropriate learning activities, little explorers will gain hands on experience about the wonderful world around them, get a better understanding of what they are learning, and discover that learning is part of their lives and it’s a lot of fun. Every day in the classroom, little explorers will engage in hands-on learning while developing academic skills and social skills in a safe and engaging environment.
Our elementary program takes a holistic approach toward learning with hands-on projects related to science, engineering, arts and social emotional concepts. We offer after-school enrichment classes including creative arts, STEM lab, world languages & cultures, and academic tutoring. At the same time, we introduce students to philanthropy and inspire them to serve their community. By integrating academic support, STEAM education, and social-emotional learning, we engage young learners in building a strong academic foundation, finding a passion for STEAM exploration, and developing social skills.
High-quality education programs have a significant impact on a child’s future success. Diverse active learning experiences that foster resilience, social skills, and the ability to keep learning have long-term economic and social benefits for the community and society. Our Community Engagement programs for children of all ages are free, student led, and community driven services that help children build strong STEM knowledge, develop innovation and social skills, and grow to be happy, successful learners. Working together, we will build a better community by changing a child’s life, one at a time.
In the past, we’ve received feedback from parents about the impact our courses have on their student’s academic and personal success. One parent has mentioned how their child’s self-confidence improved as a result of our project-based learning curriculum. They explained that whenever they went to the store, the child would point at various items and say, “I can build that.” We want to provide students the tools and space for creative learning and exploration so they can develop important knowledge, skills, and abilities that can be applied to real-world experiences.
We once had a student who struggled to connect with other people in the classroom. He was shy and nervous when participating in group projects and rarely asked questions when he needed help. Recognizing this student’s problem, our teachers encouraged him to ask questions and engage in group conversations. As time moved along, through consistent observation, inspiration, and exciting project exploration, the student grew more comfortable with his surroundings and began engaging with others on his own accord. It’s our top priority to create a safe environment where students feel comfortable to explore and create because we want students to become successful communicators and team members.
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Holidays with Heart
Sunday Nov 20 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Sunday Nov 27 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Elementary students, come join our STEM workshop – explore hands-on experiments, present findings, and learn to be problem solvers!
Bellevue College’s Running Start Student Association and the Teens Service Club are working together to offer a free summer camp at Bellevue College. The camp aims to promote high-quality early education for elementary students in the community, with priority given to underserved students who might not afford a fee-based camp.
The free STEAM and Social Learning Camp takes a holistic approach toward learning with hands-on projects related to science, engineering, arts and social emotional concepts. Academic tutoring is also provided for campers. The camp’s mission is to help students build academic, STEM, and social skills through hands-on, project-based learning.
The summer camp is 100% run by volunteers, with Newport High School’s Teaching Academy interns and high schoolers from Issaquah and Bellevue school districts as volunteer teachers and adult supervisors every day.
Campers, look forward to learning with hands-on activities, developing lifelong social skills, and having fun with friends. High school volunteers, join the team for a meaningful community service project where you will gain valuable experiences, develop skills, build friendships and connect to the community!
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Location & Daily Schedule
Location: Bellevue College D106 (in the D Library building)
9:30 am – 10:00 am Read & Discussion
10:00 am – 11:30 am Hands-on Experiment/Project
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Recess/Outdoor Play
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Academic Tutoring
Week #1: Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30
Project: Chemical Reactions
Project: DIY Toy
Project: Process Art
Project: Exploring Feelings & Emotions
Project: Homemade Ice Cream & Ice Cream Social
Week #2 Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 7
Project: Group Project-Space Science
Project: Group Project-Engineering Challenge
Project: Group Project-Project Presentation Prep
Project: Happy Summer Celebration
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Hey, Little Explorers! Here is a special activity for you.
Feelings and emotions are powerful and sometimes we need a little help. Here are some ways to help you calm down, resolve conflicts and make good friends.
Parents please go over these strategies with your little explorer and send us an example of when your little explorer was having a hard time, what strategy they used and how they felt the strategy helped them.
Calling all Young Explorers!
We have a STEM challenge made just for you.
Engineering is about discover how things are built and how they work. It’s about finding ways to construct things better and solving problems through the development of new technologies.
We welcome young learners to join our STEM Lab classes to explore, create and discover!