Creative Development Lab

For: Children 3-5-years-old by December 1 of that school year. Children enrolled in kindergarten are welcomed to enroll.

kids painting on wall

The Creative Development Lab (CDL) is a one day per week art enrichment class for three to five year olds, including kindergartners. We do the messy projects you may not want to do at home! Each week we offer a new curriculum theme for the children’s program with a large variety of hands-on, experiential art and creative activities. The children move freely between several stations, exploring paints, clay, stickers, drawing materials and a wide array of other creative experiences. Class also includes a circle time for creative play and pretend with a group.

The CDL class is a cooperative learning program with parents (moms, dads, grandparents… ) volunteering in the classroom six times throughout the school year. Parents also attend one parent education class per month regarding parenting and family life with a preschool or kindergarten age child. Classes are offered twice a month and parents can decide which day works best for them. Parent education classes are held during the same time the children’s class meets. Parents need to arrange child care for non-enrolled siblings during their volunteer and parent education days.

Ages: Your child should be three years old by December 1st for the school year starting that fall quarter. Kindergarten children may attend the class. Siblings from the same family may attend if they are between 3-5 years old and meet the birth date requirement. Younger children will be placed if there is room in the class.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Q116
Bellevue, WA

Classes are held in Bellevue but serve families from all Eastside communities, including Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah and Mercer Island.

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Visiting/Observing a Class:

Check our home page for open house opportunities. You can also schedule a visit during a class meeting time, from October to May, by contacting the instructor listed on the schedule.

How to Register and Tuition Information

To register for a class, go to our online registration form.

Tuition cost is $231 per quarter (fall, winter, and spring).  Parent Education Program fees include parents’ Bellevue College tuition as well as tuition for the children’s program.  Scholarships are available to registered families in need; confidential application is made through the class instructor.

Specific priority for the Creative Development Lab: A second child from the same family will pay 20% less.