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Playtime For Preschoolers & Parents

WELCOME TO CUDDLES & GIGGLES, LLC

COME PLAY WITH US!

We are a licensed, Mommy (or Daddy) & Me group specially designed for children ages 1 to 4 years old.  We offer classes with fun, seasonal themes for each age group.  You and your child will meet new friends within our community!  Children can participate at their own comfort level. 

Our large play area is designed for parent and child to choose different activities for the last 30 minutes of the class.  The first 15 minutes of the class is a structured circle time that includes early education readiness that involves songs, colors, letters, numbers, shapes, bubbles.  Movement with musical instruments will end each class.  Both parent and child will experience the joy of learning through play.

The kids will use the felt board, dance with our disco lights and craft or paint during certain themes. Our play area encourages fitness, motor skills, creativity, coordination, sharing, physical development, patience and socialization.  You and your child will dance, sing, listen to stories, roll in our ball pit, hop on our pirate ship, jump on our trampoline, play with a variety of toys and enjoy our indoor treehouse with a slide.  We meet weekly where friendships can be made for yourself and your little one as we all learn together.

Our Image Gallery

Fun, Games and Laughter! Picture a large room filled with bright colors, play equipment and music as you get to play right along side your little one. Our goal is to provide a fun, clean and safe environment for you and your child. Come and join us and experience a whole new way to play today!

Two of four shelves filled with many toys Two of four shelves filled with many toys Our "Create" desk Our "Create" desk Two of four shelves filled with many toys Two of four shelves filled with many toys The inside of our indoor tree house The play kitchen with table and loads of pretend food The play kitchen with table and loads of pretend food The play kitchen with table and loads of pretend food The play kitchen with table and loads of pretend food Lol dollhouse Indoor tree house with slide Indoor tree house with slide The ball pit The sensory ball drop The ball pit Loads of dinosaurs and toys Basketball hoops More photos of toys and our sensory ball drop Blocks The fourth shelf filled with a variety of toys The train table The fourth shelf filled with a variety of toys Jumbo connect four and more toys More toys The bathroom Our trampoline Our trampoline Our entrance Our entrance Our fall entrance Air hockey table Skee-ball Our weekly focus board and felt board Our play pirate ship Our ball pit is always a blast Teresa Hogan, owner and lead teacher of Cuddles & Giggles, LLC Our felt board is used for our color, number and letter recognition as well as our weekly themes Our create area which is used for craft related themes Our little friend, Natalie, enjoying free play Our little friend, Natalie, enjoying our music and motion time Our little friend, Natalie, enjoying bubbles Themed stories are often part of our circle time Our kitchen is loved by all Our sensory table which is often changed will have your little one practicing their finger grasp and other fine motor skills Our ball pit is always a blast We often add a craft to our themed activities Our sensory table is changed with each session and is a favorite activity for the kids Our felt board is a favorite

Daily Class Schedule

1. Circle time for the first 15 minutes of class.

2. Parachute play.

1st song: I’m a great big parachute rolled up tight.  Come and unfold me left and right.  When we get together, what a sight!  We’ll sing, laugh and dance to our heart’s delight!

2nd song: Red and yellow and green and blue, green and blue, green and blue.  Red and yellow and green and blue, these are the colors of the parachute. Blue and green and yellow and red, yellow and red, yellow and red.  Blue and green and yellow and red, what pretty colors over my head.

3. Bubbles! 

4. Explore colors with our colors of the week.

5. Letter of the day and/or letter can.

6. Number of the day.

7. “Add ins” thst include books on theme or use of the the felt board or a game.

8. Class craft on our theme of the week.

9. Free play for 30 minutes where your child can play whatever they would like from our ball pit to our indoor treehouse.  Or, choose from many of our toys.  This is where moms get to chat with one another while playing right along side of their little one.

9. The lights go out and our disco ball and bubbles turn on.  We play musical instruments to a fun upbeat song.

10. Our train whistle blows and it is time to pick a treasure from the treasure box.

 

Why is Circle Time So Important?

Children may not realize that a circle is an ancient, universal, and simple symbol of unity and wholeness, and that circle time, as an activity for groups of children, has been around for about a century. Since there is no beginning or end, every individual in a circle is equal and belongs to the whole group. Expanding on this idea, the most successful circle times include acceptance, openness, and non-judgmental expression of ideas. 

What Children Gain from Circle Time  

Since the opportunities for reading, discussion, and play in circle time are endless, so too is the opportunity for children to learn and grow. How to behave appropriately in a group is a learned skill, which prepares young children for more formal education, for other group activities, and for many experiences in adult life. Everything from social skills to language to empathy can be gained with practice in circle time. For example, when children:  

Our Classroom Pet

This is Pete the Cat. When students meet Pete, they learn that Pete has sensitive ears and likes it best when everyone is working and using indoor voices during circle time. He will often join us for circle time and sit on the laps of kids while we do our circle time schedule. Pete will motivate students to stay on task and try their best!

Age Group Descriptions and Classes

AGES 1-4 YEARS OLD

Classes are held on the following days: 

Monday: 10:00 to 10:45 (masks are optional for parents in this class only)

Tuesday: 10:00 to 10:45

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: Closed

Friday: Closed

Our Themes and Schedule

Please indicate you would like to try a class (indicate which day and time) by sending an e-mail  to cuddlesandgiggles@outlook.com

Our Schedule for Winter Session (February-March)

February 1-2

Our Theme This Week Is Snowflakes

February 8-9

Our Theme This Week Is Valentine's Day

February 15-16

Our Theme This Week Is Love

February 22-23

Our Theme This Week Is Artic Animals

March 1-2

Our Theme This Week Is Dinosaurs

March 8-9

Our Theme This Week Is Emotions

March 15-16

Our Theme This Week Is St. Patrick's Day

March 22-23

Our Theme This Week Is Transportation

March 29-30

Our Theme This Week Is Easter

 

Weekly Focus

During circle time, we focus on the letter of the day, the number of the day and colors. It's a fun way to practice recognition which will help your child get ready for preschool!

Our weekly focus board and felt board

All About Me

My name is Teresa Hogan and I am the lead teacher at Cuddles & Giggles. I grew up in Northern Virginia where I was born and raised. During college, I developed a career as a Paralegal which kept me busy for 12 years until I decided to become a stay at home mom. I moved to Fauquier County in 2019 with my husband, four children, our cat, our dog and our fish. I am active and enjoy running, a variety of different sports (retired roller derby gal), photography, volunteering, going to concerts, spending time with my friends and family, reading and animal rescue. I love books, candles, wine tastings, interior design, Christmas, Halloween, Pumpkins, facials, sweatshirts, organizing and log cabins. I am thrilled to be able to be offer this opportunity in our community and I look forward to meeting you and your children!

Contact Us

We will return any call or e-mail within 24 hours.

Class Pricing and Registration

Register for a session by completing the registration section below or sending an e-mail to:

Cuddlesandgiggles@outlook.com

Please include the following:

Your name/child's (children's) name.

E-mail address.

Which class are you interested in attending with day and time.

Classes are $8.50 per child.  Additional participating siblings are $6.50 per child. Siblings who are not participating can wait at our "Create" area while they do their homework, craft or play on their electronic.  Pre-registration is required and a confirmation e-mail will be sent.  All payments are due for the 6 week session on the first day of your class.

 

 

 

REGISTRATION

Please complete the below information and you receive an e-mail confirmation of class registration if space is available.

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a drop-in class?  No, Cuddles & Giggles requires pre-registration.  You must sign a Waiver prior to the beginning of your class.  It is required with no exceptions.

What if we miss a class?  We offer a make-up policy.  We understand busy family schedules.  No refunds will be given for missed classes but we allow a credit to be used at a make-up class of your choice.

What payments do you accept?  We accept cash or check.

Are parents requred to participate?  Yes, this is a parent program.  Everyone wil enjoy the benefit of our class and parents are required to supervise their child at all times.

Are you located in a private home?  Yes, our space is in the lower level of our home.  We do not allow pets in the space but please be aware that a dog and cat live on the upper levels if you suffer from allergies. 

Should my child wear a mask during class?  It is required that the parent wear a mask during the class.  The World Health Organization has said children aged 12 and over should wear masks while children between 6 and 11 should wear them on a risk-based approach.  Children aged 5 and under are not required to wear a mask based on the safety and overall interest of the child according to The World Health Organization.  However, all are welcome to wear a mask at the comfort level.  We do offer a maskless option during our Friday class.

What do I need to bring for class?  Please bring socks for both the parent and the child.

What if there is bad weather?  We follow Fauquier County Schools for closures.  If there is a 2 hour delay, we will close.  The class can either be made up on another day of your choosing or you will receive a credit during the next session.  In some cases, I will add an extra class to the current session at the end.

Our Location

Our space is located at 10922 Southcoate Village Drive, Bealeton, Virginia.  We have parking in the front and you may park any where you wish on the street.  You walk to the side yard, go through the fence and go down to the basement entrance.

Reviews

I love the families that I meet at Cuddles & Giggles. I want all of them to experience a fun and safe environment. Reviews mean so much to me and my goal is to make sure every child is learning and playing while enjoying my space.

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