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, story time, singing, crafts and exploring the homes, gardens and museum at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. 

Every 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 2013 and will be the first and third Thursday of each month (except January and March 2014) 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
  • No refunds
  • Led by Edison Ford faculty and Edison Wild Wizard
  • Time to tour the homes, gardens & laboratory on your own
  • Subject to availability

October 3 *FULL* & 17  Music, Sound & Movement

Learn the first words recorded and played back on Edison's phonograph, make different sounds with different instruments, see sound and more.  This class will have everyone dancing to science!

November 7 & 21  Electricity & Energy

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

December 5 & 19  Smarts In Art & Science

Emerging Inventors learn colors and science through rainbows and weather while experimenting with polymer, milk, balloons and more.

January 16  Games & Measurement

Emerging Inventors practice numbers and counting as they work alongside their parents in multiple measuring activities

February 6 & 20  Space & Earth

Emerging Inventors learn about the sun and moon, planet Earth, the four seasons, gravity and more with fun activities, including rockets.

March 6  Flowers & Trees

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

April 3 & 17  Edison Chemistry

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

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