Mini Masters Academy introduces young children to new ideas through a thematic approach to learning that emphasizes relationships and the ability to make meaningful connections. It teaches a basic life skill … how to learn … and focuses on strategies and techniques that can be applied to almost any encounter with the unknown. The focus is not on acquiring facts or information, but rather on the process of learning through inquiry and sensory exploration of objects. It is through this process that children make ideas their own.

Mini Masters Academy is an early enrichment program with curriculum based on the Smithsonian’s Early Enrichment Center’s (SEEC) philosophy and practice. We focus on the children’s interests balanced with general curriculum themes, museum exhibitions and seasonal themes. The children learn and explore through play, circle time, learning stations, story time, art, guest visitors, museum walks and music/movement activities.


Enrollment for the 2018 – 2019 school year are currently being accepted.

Enrollment remains open throughout the year if space is available.

Click HERE to Enroll.


Mini Masters Academy is for children ages two to four.


Two days/week tuition is $235/month. The annual tuition is $1,750.
Three days week tuition is $313/month. The annual tuition is $2,375.
Four days/week tuition is $354/month. The annual tuition is $2,700.

Tuesday/Thursday Afternoon Enrichment tuition is $174/month. The annual tuition is $1,350.


8:45 a.m.      Arrival & Free Play
9:30 a.m.      Circle Time / Story
9:50 a.m.      Bathroom Break & Snack 10:20 Group Activity
10:50 a.m.    Movement
11:20 a.m.    Learning Stations / Play
11:50 a.m.    Wrap-up / Story
12:00 p.m.    Dismissal

Tues. and Thurs. Extended Day:

12:15 p.m.    Lunch
12:40 p.m.    Bathroom Break
1:00 p.m.      Group Activity
1:20 p.m.      Quiet Time with Books 1:40 Free Play
2:00 p.m.      Dismissal


The 2018 – 2019 Mini Masters Academy school year begins September 5, 2018 and ends May 23, 2019.


Please contact Ann Hansen at

Mini Masters Academy Classroom/Children’s Studio