At Creative Learning Center, our field trip program unlocks the door to adventure and meaningful learning. Field trips encourage children to connect to the larger community and foster an understanding of others through fun-filled and exciting experiences. In planning our field trips, our goal is to open our students up to new multicultural experiences such as art museums, ethnic restaurants, and historical sites. We often attend live theater, integrating musicals and dramas into our everyday curriculum.
Some of the ways our field trips integrate into our units of study:
- After studying princesses, knights, and castles, our Magical Mystery Tour enrichment students took a trip to Medieval Times. Our students enjoyed a typical medieval feast as they cheered for the knights jousting on horses!
- After studying African animals and learning songs in Swahili in World Travelers enrichment class, we took our students to see The Lion King on Broadway.
- During our Fizz Bubble Pop class, junior scientists were entranced by the stars at a local planetarium and learned more about their bodies as their toured a hospital and met a surgeon.
- After having an author study in our preschool classes, we enjoyed a musical performance of one of our favorite stories. Recently, we enjoyed a musical performance of Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day presented by TheaterWorks at Count Basie Theater in Red Bank.
- As part of the Hello America class studies of colonial life, the students visited the Rebecca Murray Home in Middletown, where they participated in colonial chores and were guided through an authentic colonial house and barn.