Through the Acorn app we’re able to support businesses that make our communities thrive. Everyday we learn more about our activity partners and their inspiring efforts to enrich the wellbeing of children and families. Today, we're featuring Carissa Black, Creative Director of Au Fudge CAMP.
1. Please tell us a little about yourself and your business
Au Fudge CAMP is a Center for Art Music and Play. We provide endless opportunities for children to be creative, make art and play in a modern space. We offer open play, birthday parties and classes including Toddler Dance and Yoga, French Music Class, Science Experiments, Storytime, Mindful Music Class, Kinder Prep, Baby DJ School, Young Ninjas, Music Circle and Movement and Sensory, Art, Play. Classes are available for children ages 6 months to 8 years old. We were established in 2017 and are located in West Hollywood (we also have free parking which is a bonus).
A little bit about myself:
I am the Creative Director of Au Fudge CAMP and my background is mainly in teaching. I have worked with children of all ages for over a decade and it is my passion. Being around kids is what I love most and being able to do that every day is a true joy. My hobbies include dance, yoga, Barry’s Bootcamp and I hike every morning before work.
2. Your classes are child-centered and focus on sensory play, what motivates you to teach this way? Are there benefits?
Teaching children what they are interested in has lasting effects. As an educator it’s my job to bring forth educational topics and present them in a fun and educational manner. Research on early childhood education has proven that hands on learning positively improves development in countless ways. When children learn through play they are laying the foundation for further development without even knowing they are “learning”.
3. Tell us about a favorite moment teaching.
All moments are amazing but my favorite is when children tell me how much they love my class. When they enjoy my class and the curriculum, it brings me so much joy. Teaching in general just makes me happy.
4. What other events do you hold?
We hosted a fun summer kickoff with Sugar Boufant, face paint, tattoos, play, art and more! Get on our mailing list to be informed on all of our special upcoming events!
5. Do you have any new projects or exciting things we should know about?
We are working on partnering with many amazing non-profits and brands as well as creating an amazing summer camp. We have an amazing line up of summer classes so stay tuned for more details!
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