Emerging Inventors Early Learning Classes

Edison Ford Emerging Inventors Early Learning Program for one - three year old children and their parents, grandparents and other family members begins in October.  The program includes socializing with others, education activities, experiments and exploring the homes, gardens and museum at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. 

Each month will have a theme and each session will introduce science through activities and time to tend the Emerging Inventors Vegetable Garden!  Children and parents are encouraged to bring lunch or snack to enjoy on the grounds after the program. 

The Learning Classes will begin again October 2014 and will be the first and third Thursday of each month (except January and April 2015) from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and parents can select specific dates or come regularly.

Emerging Inventors Early Learning Classes


Edison Ford Members : $5 (one adult; one child)
Non-Members: $15 (one adult; one child)
Each Additional Child:  $5

Register Today!
  • Class Time is 9:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Registration is required and can be completed by calling (239) 334-7419
  • Payment is required at time of registration
  • Led by Edison Ford faculty 
  • Time to tour the homes, gardens & laboratory on your own
  • Subject to availability

October 2 & 16  Pumpkin Party

Emerging Inventors get into Halloween fun with a trick or treat walk around the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, along with learning about the moon and stars in the night sky and paint pumpkins!

November 6 & 20  LEGOS

Join in the fun to read a LEGO Story and build animals, a number train and more.  Emerging Inventors build LEGOS and practice team work.

December 4 & 18  Holiday Fun

Emerging Inventors get ready for the holidays with a visit from Santa and creating presents and ornaments.  Students also will learn about northern winter weather by making snow.

January 15 Smarts in Art & Science

Emerging Inventors learn colors and science while experimenting with polymer, milk, paints and more.

February 5 & 19  Edison Chemistry

Emerging Inventors learn about and create mixtures and solutions through multiple activities including polymer, play dough, silly putty and more.

March 5 & 19  Flowers & Trees

Students learn about and use all five senses in this class while discovering the many flowers and trees throughout Edison Ford.  

April 16  Electricity

Emerging Inventors experiment with electricity and energy through hands-on activities and demonstrations that will make their hair stand-up and paper "dance!"

For more information and to register for the "Emerging Inventors Early Learners Classes" call Edison Ford at (239) 334-7419.