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    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 29-Aug-2018
    Subject:  2018 Summer Camp Reviews
    Comment:  Summer 2018 Review: They are wonderful with kids. They fill their space with interesting science-based toys and books. My kids cause home each day showing me the projects they had built - solar-powered spinners, circuits to make light, etc. - and fun science facts they had learned. In the case of my 5 year old, this was stunning because he never ever tells me about his day. Age of child: 5 and 7 What would you change about the program, if anything? Nothing
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 10-May-2018
    Subject:  2018 Review
    Comment:  My son has gone there for the past two summers (plus after school) and loves it! They do try to go to the park every day, weather permitting. On the days that it is too hot they've at least gone for a walk around the block to get them out of classroom for a little bit.Rick has been their lead "scientist" for the past few years and he's fantastic. He makes science fun and teaches to the child's knowledge-- that is, if your kid is already knows about certain science concepts, he'll introduce things that are more in-depth and further expand their knowledge. The experiments are fun and there are lots of take homes. Plus they'll do messy experiments so you won't have to do them at home (i.e. the egg drop, elephant's toothpaste, etc.)
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 12-Apr-2018
    Subject:  Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  My daughter was at the 2-3s class during the 2017-18 school year, and we couldn't have been happier with our experience. It has the warmth and intimacy of a family day care, with the attention to curriculum and emphasis on encouraging curiosity of a more "formal" environment. There is a focus on science, but they also have plenty of art, music, yoga, etc. And they are the playground everyday, which I love. In addition, their is plenty of flexibility about drop off and pick up times, and they are open far more days than the public schools. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, In a lovely house with lots of LIGHT, which can be hard to find.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 07-Oct-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the 2016-2017 Afterschool and Extracurricular Survey
    Comment:  Held: After schoolReview: My son has had a great experience at Tiny Scientist. It's a very hands-on program, and meets the kids where they are. Each session has a theme, and they do a great job developing a really varied, interesting curriculum around it. They do lots of experiments and hands-on projects. Also, the school picks up from our local elementary school (and others in the area), which is a big plus. I'll be honest- the classes are fairly pricey, but I think the kids really get something they don't get in school - a chance to do hands-on science in small groups, with a lot of personal attention. Skills developed: Creativity, building, free thinking.What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? Some more classes/science fairs or something of the like geared toward older kids. I'm a little worried my child may age out as he hits the upper elementary years.Age of child: 7Based on an experience from the 2016-2017 school year
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 04-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Rick, one of the teachers at the science camp, is "the funniest guy in the world" according to my seven-year-old. My kids have been going to tiny Scientist summer camp since my oldest was five. My kids came home brimming with excitement about what they learned, and spent dinner explaining the amazing experiments they did. I can't recommend this highly enough. The adults in charge are supersmart, engaged, kind, and funny.Age of child: Ages 5-9Based on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 27-Sep-2016
    Subject:  Summer Camp Survey 2016
    Comment:  Age of child: 5Review: Tiny Scientist is a great camp week, full of experiments and adventures and creative learning that feels fun for the kids. My daughter loved it.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 27-Aug-2016
    Subject:  Experience with Tiny Scientist?
    Comment:  We had my son's 5th birthday party at the Tiny Scientist and it was great. He liked it so much that we put him in a camp there for a day when school was out.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 27-Aug-2016
    Subject:  Experience with Tiny Scientist?
    Comment:  I can tell you this. My almost 6 year old grandson went for a week this summer. The week was billed as "circuit week". Four days of the science project were seriously lame. A balloon filled with something, projects made out of paper, a jar of red liquid with some things inside. (Supposedly a snow globe). One day only they did circuits & connected wires to have a little bulb light up. It was a BIG disappointment as far as science. But my grandson loved the camp! I think because the staff was really fun. But he also loved zoo & Y camp. Won't do it again next summer.
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    On 25-Sep-2015
    Subject:  Review from 2015 Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Age of Child: 7 Likes: Tiny Scientist is centered around exciting, fun hands-on science experiments. My son absolutely adored the teachers and the experiments. We only signed up for one week (the "Gross But Great Science" theme, which was fantastic!). They balance out the science with free play, daily trips to the park, and snack time. The smaller size and high teacher/counselor to camper ratio also worked really well for my child. What would you change? I wouldn't change anything. Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend
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    On 25-Sep-2015
    Subject:  Review from 2015 Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Likes: The kids loved learning about science in a very hands-on and supportive environment. What would you change? Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend
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    On 27-Aug-2015
    Subject:  Tiny Scientist new PreK afterschool class
    Comment:  No affiliation, just a mom who wants to spread the word about the new PreK class at Tiny Scientist on 8th Ave/Windsor Pl.My daughter has taken some really fun science classes at Tiny Scientist and they're offering a Monday afternoon class from Sept-Dec for PreK students. They'll do free pickup from 280, and the class may shift times a bit to be 3:30-4:30 after school.
    Reviewed by 2014Reviews
    On 12-Aug-2014
    Subject:  2014 Summer Camp Review
    Comment:  Program: Age of Child: 5 Likes: The camp was very interesting. Every day they did a few different science experiments. He loved the mixing, oozing, gory touching, molding etc.. He also loved the challenges, e.g., who could make their rocket shoot the farthest, etc.. It was competitive but in a very non-threatening way. He also enjoyed the fact that it was a small group ( he didn't say this, but he knew everyone's name and I could tell he really felt a part of). He loved the head teacher, Julie. What would you change? Nothing. Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend Do you have any other information to add? The camp was a great experience for Maddox. He really loved it and the owner and her assistant had very easy personalities, confidence without pomp. I was very comfortable leaving my son there and my son actually learned something.