Early Childhood Programs

PAWS' early childhood program offerings include our Animal Adventurers series for children aged 3-5 years. Read more about the 2017 series below. You can sign up for our monthly e-newsletter to get information like this delivered straight to your inbox.

Animal Adventurers

These classes are designed for you and your child to explore the animal world together as animal adventurers! Using movement, imaginative play, games, songs and crafts, we explore the animals who call PAWS their home. After you've enjoyed these activities, your Adventure Guide will lead you and your fellow animal lovers on a tour of PAWS relating to the class theme.

Class descriptions for our 2017 series are below. Participants could register for one, for all, or for some of the classes. Each class lasts an hour and 15 minutes.

Hot Diggity Dogs! Thursday July 20

Calling all dog lovers! From their nose that always knows, to their tails that never fail, find out what makes a dog our best friend. We explore the world from a dog’s point of view, excited to play and always ready to go. With their mouths open wide and tongues out to the side, they’re happy to see us, so hurry, come now!

The Cat’s Meow Thursday July 27

What do young children and kittens have in common? Curiosity and cuteness, among other things. In this session we explore the world of cats and kittens and how these fur balls can make the purrfect best friend. Learn about what it takes to care for a kitten and practice your pouncing skills as we turn ourselves into the coolest cats in town.

Backyard Buddies Thursday August 3

Everyone has one of “those” neighbors, you know that neighbor who is up all night long, always inviting all their friends over, or keeps peeking over your fence? No not that one, we’re talking about the raccoons, squirrels and crows! Learn more about the amazing animals that share your back yard as we share how these creatures can be some of the coolest neighbors in the neighborhood. 

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Super Animals! Thursday August 10

Super strength, invisibility, and lightning speed might seem like the stuff of fairy tales – but we can find these same special skills in the animals that live here in Washington! Are you swift like a fox, stealthy like an owl, or strong like a bear? Come find out as we learn about the wild and crazy abilities of Washington’s wildlife!

For more information about Animal Adventurers, please e-mail education@paws.org.