The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center is excited to announce that our popular Creepy Crawler classes will now be a weekly series! Crafted in line with Maryland’s Early Childhood Learning Standards, our classes are designed for 2–5 year olds, accompanied by an adult. The classes explore various topics of the natural world – from critters to composting – through games, crafts, live animals or artifacts, stories, and most importantly, hands-on participation.

The new weekly format provides a more consistent experience for learning, socialization, and communication – skills crucial to school readiness – while parents and caregivers get the added benefit of meeting others like them. Additionally, each class will include a home connection element to extend the fun beyond CBEC.

Our spring and fall series will consist of ten classes at a cost of $75 for CBEC members and $100 for non-CBEC members with available sibling discounts. We’ll also be offering two, three class mini sessions for winter and summer at a cost of $22 for CBEC members and $30 for non-members. Classes will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10–11:15 am. Our Creepy Crawler Gardening classes will remain as a monthly option from March through November and will typically be held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10–11:15 am. Please go to creepy-crawlers and creepy-crawlers-preschool-gardening for more information and class topics or contact Karen Bogue at