Homeschool Classes

Play Well School Enrichment Schedule  2017-18 School Year

Kids are natural engineers. We help them realize it.

What can you do with over 20,000 pieces of LEGO®? In our Engineering with LEGO® enrichment program, kids can take on real-life engineering challenges.  Kids are already naturally gifted creators.  Then they get added inspiration from our specially trained instructors.  They dive into our massive collections of LEGO®.  And while they build elaborate objects, structures and vehicles, they explore fundamental principles of engineering and physics.  They also learn to collaborate and create without fear of mistakes.  The experience is joyful, the impact long-lasting.


Our enrichment program is a multi-session course for elementary school students.


Students work individually, in teams, and as a group throughout the sessions. A short discussion and demonstration of the day’s topic starts each meeting. Children are given a design/building assignment at the beginning of the meeting. Instructors will provide individual assistance and instruction and facilitate challenges, performance testing, competitions, and modifications to projects. 

Introduction to STEM with Lego® Materials

Ratchet up your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects
such as:  fire trucks, space stations, tugboats, and the Eiffel Tower.  Design and build as never before,
and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.  There are no prerequisites for this course.  Play-Well TEKnologies Instructor:  Amber Drake.  PV Recreation Center, Social Hall.

Course# Day Date Time     Grade Fee
1974 T 10/17-11/14 10:00-11:30 AM  K-2nd $99

STEM Challenge with Lego® Materials

Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts!  Apply
real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: 
bulldozers, hovercrafts, hot air balloons, and the Great Wall of China Design and build as never before,
and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.  There are no prerequisites for this course.  Play-Well TEKnologies Instructor:  Amber Drake.  PV Recreation Center, Social Hall.

Course# Day Date Time     Grade Fee
1975 W 10/18-11/15 10:00-11:30 AM 3rd-5th $99

Mine, Craft, Build Survival Game with Lego® Materials

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® bricks! Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, craft tools, and watch out for Creepers!  This ultimate Play-Well Minecraft experience using LEGO® materials is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors, using gameplay elements and characters inspired by the popular Minecraft video game.  This is a fast-paced game with many transitions.  Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO® materials.  Play-Well TEKnologies Instructor:  Amber Drake.  PV Recreation Center, Social Hall.

Course# Day Date Time     Grade Fee
1973 Th 10/19-11/16 9:30-11:30 AM  3rd-5th $99

A-G Science Wet Labs

Location: Chico Creek Nature Center, Kristie’s Lab

For high school students preparing to attend college.

The labs are only supplemental to the textbook requirements which students will be expected to complete outside of this course. The Chico Creek Nature Center is NOT an accredited school and cannot issue school credits directly. You must have an accredited school (charter school) give you credit for taking these courses. Please contact your school to ensure that they will give your student credit for these labs.  For more information on A-G requirements go to A-G course material and manuals are purchased through Quality Science Labs and will be provided for student use as part of the program fee.

This course is broken into 4 sections. You must take all 4 sections to complete all necessary lab work for credit. Sections 1 and 2 are in Fall and 3 and 4 are in Spring to comply with requirements of spreading the lab work across the school year. Sections may be completed in any order.

In-class hours provide enough time for students to take snack/lunch and recess/free time breaks. Students should arrive with packed lunches and snacks.  If lab work is completed students may be offered projects and activities that are beyond the wet lab work and/or may be allowed to check out early with parent permission.

No Supply fee. Labs dates do not overlap so a student may take all labs congruently.

Biology Parts 1-4
Course# Day Date Time Age    Fee   
1220 9/11 & 10/2 11:00 AM-3:00 PM  12-18  $150 
1221 M 10/16 & 11/13 11:00 AM-3:00 PM 12-18  $150   
1222 1/8 & 2/5  11:00 AM-3:00 PM  12-18   $150    
1223  M 2/26 & 3/26  11:00 AM-3:00 PM 12-18   $150    
Chemistry Parts 1-4
Course# Day Date Time Age    Fee   
1224 9/8 & 9/29  11:00 AM-3:00 PM  12-18  $150 
1225 F 10/20 & 11/17 11:00 AM-3:00 PM  12-18   $150   
1226 12/15 & 1/26  11:00 AM-3:00 PM  12-18   $150   
1227 F 2/23 & 3/23  11:00 AM-3:00 PM   12-18  $150   
Earth Science Parts 1-4
Course# Day Date Time Age    Fee   
1228  9/15 & 10/6 11:00 AM-3:00 PM  12-18  $150 
1229 10/27 & 12/1  11:00 AM-3:00 PM   12-18  $150   
1230 1/12 & 2/2  11:00 AM-3:00 PM   12-18    $150 
1231 3/2 & 3/16 11:00 AM-3:00 PM  12-18  $150   
Physics Parts 1-4
Course# Day Date Time Age    Fee   
1232  9/22 & 10/13 11:00 AM-3:00 PM  12-18  $150 
1233 11/3 & 12/8  11:00 AM-3:00 PM  12-18  $150   
1234 1/19 & 2/9  11:00 AM-3:00 PM  12-18  $150   
1235 3/9 & 4/6  11:00 AM-3:00 PM  12-18  $150   

Lab make-ups may take the place of any labs that were missed. These may also be used to get caught up if you didn’t start from the beginning of the school year. These are not complimentary and have an additional charge. After registering, you will be contacted to confirm which labs you need to make up. SCHEDULE TO BE DETERMINED BY NEED.