What makes us Unique
Exploration Kids® Enrichment has been owned and operated by Jessica Strong since 2009. The Company began as in-school Dance Program called Dance Exploration. The company provided educational after school dance classes for children in preschools and public elementary schools until 2018. In 2018 Jessica expanded the program to include more Performing Arts Opportunities and re-branded in 2019. At that time, Exploration Kids® Enrichment began offering Dance, Cheerleading, Yoga and Theatre classes to private and public schools until 2020.
When the pandemic hit, Jessica restructured the organization to allow for more self-motivated individuals with a passion for the arts and the entrepreneurial spirit to own and operate their own after school performing arts program like she has for over 10 years. By opening up Exploration Kids® Chapters nationwide more individuals can now know the value and pride in making a difference in the lives of tomorrow's leaders through the Performing Arts!
Cultivating the Leaders of tomorrow by providing educational, engaging and enriching After School Experiences through the Performance Arts.
At Exploration Kids® Enrichment, we believe that the performance arts are not merely a fun and recreational outlet for self expression. Children who participate in Performance Arts are proven to show gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. Arts learning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork. At Exploration Kids ® Enrichment we strive to teach more than just enrichment classes! Our goal is to teach children concepts and themes, creative problem solving skills, teamwork and leadership, and an increased sense of self-expression and confidence each week. We do this through our Exploration Kids® Curriculum along with our 5 Pillars of Education. These pillars have been designed to teach the whole child from preschool to elementary school to ensure our students’ continued success in school and in life.
To nurture strong community partnerships through Exploration Kids® Performance Arts Programs and Exploration Kids® Champions to ensure every child can experience the benefits and value of Performance Arts Education.
Exploration Kids® Enrichment's ultimate goal is to collaborate with all early childhood education centers, schools, community and recreation centers nationwide to ensure no child is left behind. We strive to close the opportunity gap by fostering strong relationships with community partners through our Exploration Kids® Champions program to provide Free Performance Arts classes to struggling families and at-risk youth!
Every child should have access to the Performing Arts!
At Exploration Kids® Enrichment we believe that every child should be given an opportunity to experience the Performance Arts regardless of social status, gender, race, or ability! The best way to captivate the most children to Performance Arts classes is directly in their school! We started the Exploration Kids® Champions program to allow individuals and businesses to sponsor a local child, class or school. Our Champions allow us to provide access to Free Performance Arts classes to at risk youth!