Parent / Toddler Classes

Expanding upon what was known as Mommy and Me classes in years past, our Parent-Toddler classes in St. Petersburg, Florida, include parents, grandparents, friends, family members and caregivers along with the little tots they love! Learn and grow together, while bonding and socializing in a safe, nurturing environment.

Current classes:
Wonder Studio is for our youngest learners.
This is a place where toddlers learn the difference between how flour and shaving cream feel between tiny fingers and toes.
A place where squeezing an entire bottle of glue onto paper is not only OK with the teacher... it is strongly encouraged!
A studio environment instead of a classroom indicates that this is a place that can get messy… there are no recipes to follow, no goals to be met. Being creative means inventing NEW ideas, not simply repeating what others have done in the past.
Sure, they'll get sticky and wet - and they'll also giggle and grow!
This is what child-led learning looks like!

The Wonder Studio is an Arts and Science Studio for young people and their caregivers that offers multi-sensory, messy and open-ended experiences. Children ages 18 months and up participate in a broad range of developmentally appropriate experiences along side a loving parent or caregiver who is dedicated to joining his/her child in discovery and exploration. Each class includes circle time with stories, songs and puppetry. Children have repeated scientific opportunities to strengthen their disposition for curiosity, creativity and co-learning. Adults gain an understanding of non-traditional approaches to chemistry, physics, biology and ecology for the youngest children. Children also discover the joys of working with one another through full-bodied arts investigations. Caregivers develop an understanding for using the arts as a tool for thinking in guiding their young child’s development.

These classes are inspired by the preschools of Reggio-Emilia, Italy, and the studio incorporates philosophies from Waldorf, Bev Bos and Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences. Learning experiences are documented and reflected upon on the Wonder Studio blog:
Cost: $330 for 12-week session (All materials and supplies provided). 2 days of Wonder Studio classes/wk = $660. 

(In addition to the schedule below, Wonder Studio offers ocassional Saturday classes. Please contact Shannon for more information.)

Fall 2018

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  • Monday: 4pm - 5pm (Teacher Shannon) : August 27th - Dec 3
  • Tuesday: 9am - 10am (Teacher Shannon): Sept 4th - Dec 4th
  • Tuesday: 10:30-11:30 (Teacher Shannon): Sept 4th - Dec 4th
  • Wednesday: 9am - 10am (Teacher Shannon): Sept 5th - Dec 5th
  • Wednesday: 10:30 - 11:30 (Teacher Shannon): Sept 5th - Dec 5th
  • Thursday: 9am - 10am (Teacher Amy): Sept 6th - December 6th
  • Thursday: 10:30 - 11:30 (Teacher Amy): Sept 6th - December 6th
  • Friday: 10am - 11am (Teacher Alison): September 7th - December 7th
  • Saturday: 10am - 11am (Teacher Nikki): September 8th - December 8th


September – December Arts experiences will include various types of “arts” media including: clay, paint, color mixing, collage, construction, light/shadow, etc… This class emphasizes art that is child-led and child produced.

September - December Science investigations will explore “How Can I Make it Move? How Can I Make it Change? and How Does it Fit, or how do I Fit?” Experiences include: animal/insect observations and interactions, construction, water discovery, and other investigations designed to teach understanding and appreciation for the natural world.

Each class includes a circle time with stories, songs, and puppetry.

More Info

All Classes are for children 18 months and up accompanied by a loving caregiver.
Wonder Studio Fall Classes are each one hour.
Wonder Studio fall classes are 12 week sessions. Makeup classes are available during any Open Wonder Studio date on the schedule. Please choose a day/time that will allow you the most consistency in order to foster our community feeling.
Wonder Studio is closed on Labor Day (9/3) and also October 26th - November 1st and also the entire week of Thanksgiving (11.18 - 11.24). Reminders will be sent.


$330 for one day/wk, 12-week session (All materials and supplies provided.)

Register here:

If you are interested in an Adult Wonder Studio Touch Drawing class, please read more at this link:

Most classes fill VERY quickly! Register online at

Contact Shannon

School Information

5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191

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