NEW – “Emerging Inventors Early Learning Classes”



Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Sbuttoni, PR/Marketing Director

photo attachments: NEW Emerging Inventors Early Learning Classes at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates for parents and children (ages 1 - 3) begins this fall

NEW – “Emerging Inventors Early Learning Classes”
Set to begin at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

FORT MYERS, FLA(September 7, 2011) - The Edison & Ford Winter Estates newest education program series is a child and parent class for children ages 1 – 3 years and their parents to involve children and families in informal learning at the world famous historical site. Grandparents and caregivers are invited and neighborhood groups are also encouraged to attend.

The classes will be themed based and combine science, invention, story book reading and hands-on activities and include immersion into the historic gardens, historic buildings and museum. The Learning Classes will be offered year-round twice a month from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and parents can select specific dates or come regularly.

The fee for class (includes one parent and one child) is $5 for Estates members; $15 for non members; $5 additional child. Reservations are requested by calling the Estates Education Department at 239-334-7419. Classes will not meet during May – September to allow for summertime family vacations.

  • October 6- Halloween Time
  • October 20 -Pumpkin Party
  • November 3 -The Wheels on the Ford
  • November 17 -Gobble Gobble
  • December 1- Soaring in the Sky
  • December 15 - See Santa
  • January 5 -Joyful Jumping
  • January 19 -Funky Fish
  • February 2 -Lots of Lights
  • February 16- Bubble Mania
  • March 1- Fun Flowers
  • March 15- Edison & Ford Animals
  • April 5- In the Garden
  • April 19 -Fantastic Fruit

The Estates is open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The Estates is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures” at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the web site at