KidsQuest Children's Museum
Log Number: ARPML-250727-OMLS-22
KidsQuest Children's Museum in Bellevue, Washington, will expand and improve two of its educational programs, Little Labs and Learning Kits, to serve families with children ages 3–5 in need of opportunities for educational enrichment. Little Labs and Learning Kits will help close the learning gap for families emerging from screen-dominated, socially isolated pandemic conditions, who are in need of hands-on experiences and meaningful, personal interactions. Little Labs will engage families through 6-week sessions in partnership with south King County libraries that serve low-income, marginalized communities. Community partners will provide participating families with free Learning Kits that include materials for hands-on playful learning and multilingual curriculum cards for guided at-home exploration. The museum also will add two new themed kits and expand their distribution. These programs will prepare preschoolers for kindergarten and engage parents and caregivers in their children's learning activities.