Classes & Workshops

  • Providing A Fun Learning Environment

    Pretend City Children’s Museum strives to provide classes and workshops that are diverse, educational, and developmentally appropriate for the young children in our community and their families. All of our classes are taught by experts in their field that have a heart and passion for the education of young hearts and minds. In the past we have offered classes in music, cooking, healthy eating, kid’s yoga, mindfulness, dancing, language, parenting strategies, and science.

    Please check back periodically for our current class schedule and pricing. Advanced registration is recommended since many of our classes tend to fill up fast. Most classes do not require museum admission to participate so they are open to the general public. We know that you will find a class or workshop that you and your child will love here at Pretend City!

    Partnership Opportunities

    Do you have a passion for working with young children and their families? Are you qualified to teach a class for young children and/or their parents? We are always looking for new partners to work with in developing classes that our museum guests will appreciate and enjoy. Contact our Director of Education, Shannon Huston, at 949.428.3900 ext. 220 or shannon.huston@pretendcity.org.

    Class Offerings

    Members who enroll in paid classes/workshops also receive  free general admission tickets to Pretend City. Become a member today! Learn more about our class offerings or register below.

    • The Yellow Princess Storytime, Sing Along, & Meet & Greet

      February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Join us for a royally fun afternoon as we embrace our inner royalty and spend time with our favorite “Yellow Princess”. We will enjoy a story time, sing along, and an exclusive meet and greet with our princess guest. Grown-ups are encouraged to stay as there will be plenty of photo oppo...

    • Watch Me Grow Workshop: Emotions and Emotional Regulation

      February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

      Emotions and Emotional Regulation: What is it and How do we do it? Class Time: 5:30 pm -7:00 pm Feeling emotions is just a part of being human! Sometimes, little ones aren’t the best at regulating their big or strong emotions.  As parents, caregivers, and teachers, our job is to help children...

    • Watch Me Grow Workshop: Mindfulness & Early Childhood

      March 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

      Receive an overview of mindfulness. After looking at stress reactions for different age groups, participants will review strategies to respond to the stressful reactions, including mindfulness activities that participants will be able to practice. Register Here: Fee: $5 for Pretend City and OCAEYC m...

    • Parenting Toddlers with Confidence

      March 6 @ 9:30 am - April 24 @ 10:45 am

      Parenting a toddler can feel like a storm of emotions. From the purest of love to a vulnerability we have never felt before. There are times we are so overwhelmed it can feel almost impossible to do right by our children and we are left feeling guilty, full of self-doubt and physically and emotional...

    • Parenting Preschoolers for Success

      March 6 @ 11:00 am - April 24 @ 12:15 pm

      Some days it may seem like your preschooler has the innate ability to push you to the outer limits of frustration. Every parent wants their preschooler to succeed. Learn more about home, classroom and social expectations for your child. Learn tools to help your preschooler succeed. Our 8-week Parent...

    • Watch Me Grow Workshop: Purposeful Play with Children’s Stories

      April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

      Explore opportunities for learning as we engage in children’s stories and extend the fun with playful activities. The activities will integrate learning in literacy, science, engineering, art, and math that will support foundational skills in the California Preschool Learning Foundations. Regi...

    • Watch Me Grow Workshop: Prepping For Summer

      June 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

      Understand the importance of routine, establishing rules for summer, and ideas for planning fun summer activities for your kids. Register Here: Fee: $5 for Pretend City and OCAEYC members, $10 for Guests and Non-Members *Child care will not be provided. Museum admission is not included. Classes are ...

    • Watch Me Grow Workshop: Stress Management for Parents

      July 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

      Discussing the meaning of stress, the eects of stress, and learning the importance of relaxation for you and your family. Register Here: Fee: $5 for Pretend City and OCAEYC members, $10 for Guests and Non-Members *Child care will not be provided. Museum admission is not included. Classes are subjec...

    • Watch Me Grow Workshop: Getting Ready for the New School Year

      August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

      Preparing your child for school, sticking with morning and bedtime routines, and separation anxiety and saying goodbye. Register Here: Fee: $5 for Pretend City and OCAEYC members, $10 for Guests and Non-Members *Child care will not be provided. Museum admission is not included. Classes are subject t...

    • Watch Me Grow Workshop: Fostering a “Can Do” Mindset in Early Childhood

      September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

      Learn about basic brain functions that support independent learning of children. Self-assertive behaviors in early childhood can be supported to enable children to develop a “can do” mindset that is not stymied by mistakes. Register Here: Fee: $5 for Pretend City and OCAEYC members, $10 for Gues...

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