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Nurturing Pathways offering creative dance program at Phinney Center

Nurturing Pathways, a creative dance program for babies and young children, is starting classes at the Phinney Neighborhood Association next week.

Infants spend the first year of their lives “hard wiring” their eyes, ears, taste, touch and body awareness. Their brain, like a seed, comes with the potential for growth. In the first year of life a baby’s brain will double in weight, and it will achieve 95 percent of its adult weight by the age of four.

Nurturing Pathways® classes are designed to take advantage of this early window for global development and lay the foundation for school-readiness. Little students dance to develop motor, language, social and emotional pathways, while their caregivers hear about their child’s development and learn how to encourage further advancements at home.

Nurturing Pathways® curriculum is divided into three age groups: babies, waddlers, and toddlers; and classes are offered five days a week at the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Center. Registration is now open for the Fall quarter, which starts on September 18. For more information, please visit www.nurturingpathways.com.