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Little Maroons is a parent-supported childcare cooperative operating from a child-led, African-centered curriculum rooted in indigenous wisdom. We are located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.

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We are FULL for the 2017-2018 school year. We service students ages 2.9 through 6 years old for our preschool, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade program.

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These are some of the projects that we recommend parents do at home with their children. Give them a try, if you like!

Sound

1. Experiment with sound traveling through the air by talking through used paper towels rolls.

2. Let the children lie with their ears in the bath and listen to your voice, their own voice, a sound knocking on the bath tub itself. Let them discover that sounds also travel through solid objects.

3. Create a telephone using two paper cups linked with a long string through the centre of the base of each cup. Pull the string tight and talk through telephone.

4. Experiment with the treble and bass settings on your sound system and listen to the different effects. Let the children feel the vibrations of sound on the speaker covers.

5. If you play a musical instrument, let the children explore how the sound is generated.

 

Color

1. Create tye-dye squares by tying rubber bands around wet-wipes and applying water color paint with a brush. Remove rubber bands and let dry. See what color combinations you can create!

2.Use a liquid dropper to drop food coloring into clear cups of water. Let the children see what happens when you add different colors, drop by drop.

3. Use a spoon do mix different color tempra paint on a plate of bowl. Experiment with different color combinations by slowly stirring one color into the next. If you're really brave, let the children use their hands to mix the paint!