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The Tiny Scientist

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The Tiny Scientist

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Reviews (32)

  • Review from the Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 Afterschool Survey

    REVIEW: Tiny Scientist is one of the three on site after school programs at PS 282 and I have had at least one child enrolled in the program since 2018. They have been consistent in their reliability and quality programming. Each day includes free play with friends as well as adult-led hands on science. Skills learned: Fosters a love of science and teaches a science vocabulary beyond what can be found in the school day What would you change? It can be a little bit pricey (though not extraordinarily so for the neighborhood) Age of child: 1st Grade
  • Review from the Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 Afterschool Survey

    REVIEW: This is a really great program! Our daughter has always had fun there and made great friends too. Their teachers are excellent and the regular lead teacher on Wednesdays, Kyle, was so lovely with our daughter! Age of child: 6 years old
  • Summer camp options in Windsor Terrace area?

    My older kid loves Brookly Bricks and Tiny Scientists but both are for 5+.
  • Summer camp options in Windsor Terrace area?

    My older son has had good experiences with Tiny Scientist.
  • Summer camp options in Windsor Terrace area?

    We also had great experiences at Tiny Scientist and Brooklyn Acting Lab the past 2 summers.
  • Summer camps for 6-year-olds?

    My daughter (now in first grade) also loved Tiny Scientist and Brooklyn Acting Lab this past summer, which have different fun weekly themes.
  • Summer camps for 6-year-olds?

    My daughter (now in first grade) also loved Tiny Scientist and Brooklyn Acting Lab this past summer, which have different fun weekly themes.
  • Review from the 2022 Summer Camp Survey

    Location: South Slope How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 5-7 Review: We had a blast! Tiny Scientist is a wonderful neighborhood afterschool and summer camp. There is so much messy, glorious learning. The kids have fun. The staff is wonderful. There is plenty of opportunity for exercise. What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? Programming for bigger kids :) Would you like to add anything related to COVID and how the camp handled it? They bossed COVID with their remote programming during the height of the pandemic. So engaging!
  • Review from the 2022 Summer Camp Survey

    Location: south slope How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? entering 1st grade Review: My daughter loves all of the Tiny Scientist programming. She had a fantastic time at Gross But Great week - doing really cool (and gross!) science experiments, and spending time in the park. What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? nothing
  • Review from the 2022 Summer Camp Survey

    Location: South Slope location How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 6 Review: My child didn’t love this camp, but I would still recommend it. The curriculum was very good. They communicated well with parents ahead of camp and during the week. My child doesn’t always do well in bigger groups or in situations where he doesn’t know anyone else, so perhaps in retrospect it was just not the right fit for him. But the head teacher gave him extra attention and really did make an effort with him and was very kind. There was a nice combination of indoor and outdoor time and the location is great. What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? Nothing Would you like to add anything related to COVID and how the camp handled it? Their policies made sense.
  • Anyone send their child to Tiny Scientist after school every day?

    Hi! I started sending my 5 y/o to Tiny Scientist for 1 day p/wk in September and he absolutely loves it - so much so that I’m increasing it to 3 days p/wk for the winter session. There are definitely kids who go everyday after school. I don’t believe the curriculum gets too repetitive bc they plan different activities/experiments for each day of the week.
  • Review from the 2020 Summer Camp Survey

    Age of child: 5 Comment: Tiny Scientist did an amazing of job providing fun, original, interesting 45-min online classes for my five year old. The professors, particularly Professors Jonathan, Julie, and Whitney, displayed an entire arsenal of tricks to get kids focused on the class and doing everything from pipetting solutions to making basic electric circuits. Each week we received a box of "goodies"--or all supplies needed to complete the next experiment. They also emailed a list of things you'd need at hand (water, paper towels, etc) as well as some fun questions parents could ask their children to get them talking about what they learned. At first I had to sit with my son to help him get used to the format, but after a week, I could pop headphones on his head and walk away as he engaged with his professor and the other students. That said, some of the experiments were so fun that I stayed and listened anyway! What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? I would drop the meteorology exercise--students were more eager to get right into the activity. Anything related to COVID and how the camp handled it you'd like to add? Tiny Sci took one week off after schools closed due to COVID and came roaring back full force. We were so impressed with how together they were. They clearly invested in teaching their staff so they knew how to handle the online format. This included how to use the Zoom platform effectively (hello mute all and screen sharing!), but what skills are needed to keep virtual classes engaging and fun for a bunch of wiggly elementary school kids.
  • Review from the 2020 Summer Camp Survey

    Age of child: 5 Comment: My son loved all of the science experiments and activities they had. He loved keeping his “observations “ in his personal notebook. He met new friends and was always excited to go They always had outdoor time and had plenty of things planned including art. They learned about a diverse list of scientists and scientific topics. They are gentle and caring. Will keep sending him Anything related to COVID and how the camp handled it you'd like to add? They were clear with their policies and communicative ans were always adhering to the policies.
  • summer camp

    I second this. For kids 5 - 7 or so, Tiny Scientist has been amazing at their distance learning. I know this thread hasn't been full of love for Tiny Scientist due to their refund policies, but they've done such a good job with their distant after school program that I feel confident they will do great with their distance camp as well.
  • summer camp

    I am not sure the age of your child, but if they are elementary age, I recommend Tiny Scientist for digital camp. My 5 year old daughter has been doing their digital after school program this semester and loved it. They deliver lots of materials in advance organized for each day, and they do a great job of engaging the kids online.
  • August camps/ideas

    Not sure where you're located but Tiny Scientist in Windsor Terrace does a camp for 2.5 as does One World Project, not sure if they have openings.
  • 2019 Summer Camp Review

    My twins have gone to Tiny Scientist for 2 years now and this year they seemed to really enjoy it more than they did last year. We find this is an amazing camp for short time periods (this year we did 3 days during the week of 4th of July). When we did 2 weeks the kids seemed to feel like it was too much of the same and, even though I thought the topics and activities were amazingly interesting, they felt like they just wanted to be outside running around an playing. I realized that for my super active 6 year olds this probably was only going to be something we could do for a day here or there -- and that seems to be the right pace for both my son and daughter. What I LOVED is how much they learned! It was amazing to hear them talk about the things they learned and because they didn't just passively learn about them but did engaging activities that were creative and fun, and they explore one topic in a bunch of different ways both of my kids seemed to really enjoy the experience and take away some fascinating facts. I think we will continue to go to Tiny Scientist during days off from school and partial weeks but if your kids are the kind who at 6 years old are already running 5 mile races then this might be a tough fit.
  • Tiny Scientists/Other After School at 282?

    Hi all. My son has done Tiny Scientist at 282 every day all year long and he seems to love it. They have access to 282’s wonderful little-kid-only playground and they have very nice toys for the less structured playtime. I really like the “Professors” and have found them supportive and thoughtful about little things that come up, such as conflicts among the children (not that these are common, just normal stuff). They invented a points system mid-year to reward participation and good behavior. And they have been supportive when my child needed to be signed out and in again by his speech therapist. I can’t compare it to any other program because this is all we’ve done but as a working mom with a kid who is there until almost 6 every day, Tiny Scientist made me feel my child was happy and well cared for.
  • Tiny Scientists/Other After School at 282?

    Second that, my daughter Ruby is now in K but has been going every day after school since pre-k and it is the cutest after school program. She learns so much in such a fun way about science and beyond! It's very high end eg she makes light circuits, goo, exploding things etc so I just think it's really good value for what we pay. The owner Julie is also a mum at 282 so she's really invested in the school! High number of professors to students too. Ruby has made so many friends across the school too outside of her class this way, So I love it and highly recommend.
  • Tiny Scientists/Other After School at 282?

    My son did Tiny Scientist 5 days a week fo the past 2 years. You do have the option of doing it day by day (the more days the lower the daily price). The “professors” are wonderful! My son is a big science fan and absolutely refused to consider any other option but going everyday. They usually do one experiment/activity and then play outside. We actually just decided to move him to Kids Orbit for the last session just to mix it up but I highly recommend it, I think it is really great for Pre-K age especially!
  • 2018 Summer Camp Reviews

    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
  • 2018 Review

    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.)
  • Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey

    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.
  • Review submitted via the 2016-2017 Afterschool and Extracurricular Survey

    Held: After school Review: 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: 7 Based on an experience from the 2016-2017 school year
  • Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey

    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 5-9 Based on a Summer 2017 experience
  • Summer Camp Survey 2016

    Age of child: 5 Review: 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.
  • Experience with Tiny Scientist?

    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.
  • Experience with Tiny Scientist?

    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.
  • Review from 2015 Summer Camp Survey

    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
  • Review from 2015 Summer Camp Survey

    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
  • Tiny Scientist new PreK afterschool class

    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.
  • 2014 Summer Camp Review

    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.

 

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