The shopping season is over, so it’s time to focus on important stuff like preschool admissions and childcare. Check out the Open House and Preschool Tours listed below, and take advantage of sweet deal on au pair care. Once you take care of business, lighten up with family music series or winter portrait session.

Special Events and School Open Houses
World on Stage at the Bay Area Discovery Museum
“Dish, Dine, Paint & Wine” at Brushstrokes Studio
Greenwood School Winter Open House & Tours
Stretch the Imagination Preschool Tours Jan 8
New Sessions at Tutu School Starting Jan 30

Photography
Winter Portrait Special with Mary McHenry Photography! $50 gift certificate towards prints!

Childcare
Live-In Childcare, approx. $7.50/hour!

Special Events and Open Houses

World On Stage at the Bay Area Discovery Museum
Go around the world with music and dance at the Bay Area Discovery Museum – an ethnic performance series featuring interactive performances for families from Ireland to Iran, Mexico to Mumbai. Tickets $12-$14 and include Museum admission – Museum members save 50%! Buy online to guarantee your seat.
World On Stage at the
Bay Area Discovery Museum
www.BayKidsMuseum.org

“Dish, Dine, Paint & Wine” at Brushstrokes Studio
You are cordially invited to Brushstrokes Studio in the Fourth Street Shopping District of Berkeley for “Dish, Dine, Paint & Wine” — a great Mom’s Night Out activity.  We offer this event once a month and the next one is on Thursday, February 3rd from 6-9 pm. Bring a friend or make some new friends. Potluck dinner starts at 6 pm. Instruction begins at 7 pm. We’ve made the project fun and easy and will give the group step by step instructions, including plenty of “paint drying” time to chat and sip wine.
Call for reservations 510-528-1360.
www.brushstrokestudio.com

Greenwood School Winter Open House & Tours
Visit Greenwood School’s Winter Open House on Saturday, January 8th at 10:00 am. You will have an opportunity to meet our teachers, visit our classrooms and experience our Waldorf inspired curriculum. Can’t make the open house, then join us on a tour! Preschool tours: Jan 19; K-8 Tours: Jan 13& 16. Reservations are required for all events listed. Kindly RSVP to 415-388-0495 or info@greenwoodschool.org.
Greenwood School
In the Heart of Mill Valley
www.greenwoodschool.org

Preschool Tours at Stretch The Imagination Jan 8th
Stretch the Imagination’s preschool program takes inspiration from the Reggio Emilia approach to learning and follows a curriculum based on the children’s interest as well as in depth project work throughout the year. Our educators have deep experience in early education and work to nurture your child’s curiosity and innate desire to learn and make sense of the world around them.  Our program seeks to make critical connections between home, school and the community by encouraging parent involvement, field trips and partcipation in community events.  Next Preschool Tour: San Francisco  –  January 8th   9:00am -10:30am Register Here 11:00am -12:30am Register Here (Please understand that this is an parents only event!)
415-927-2616
www.stretchtheimagination.com

Tutu School’s Next Session Begins Jan 30!
Tutu School’s next session begins in a few short days! Don’t miss your chance to save a spot in the class of your choice, or to take advantage of a free trial class. Call 415.734.8840 or reserve your child’s place online at tutuschool.com, and don’t forget to mention “Red Tricycle” for a 10% discount!
At Tutu School we firmly believe that dancing like swans and Sugar Plum Fairies not only exercises little bodies but also nurtures big imaginations, and that twirling should be a fundamental part of any childhood. Come dance with us, and we think you’ll agree.
Tutu School
San Francisco & Larkspur
www.tutuschool.com

Photography

Winter Portrait Special! $50 gift certificate towards prints!
Mary McHenry Photography is offering a winter special -a $50 print credit! Book a portrait session now through March and receive $50 worth of free prints. The winter in the Bay Area can be a beautiful time for family portraits. Please check out the website for basic info and to see the work of Mary McHenry Photography: Fresh, Modern and Authentic.
Mary McHenry Photography
Based in Oakland
www.marymchenry.com

Childcare

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