Education Enrichment Classes
Enrichment classes offer patients the opportunity for further instruction and expression through art, music and physical movement.
Writers in the Schools (W.I.T.S.)
The Writers in the Schools program offers school-age children a unique experience with creative writing. Professional writers engage students in a variety of creative activities that encourage the expressive writing process. The W.I.T.S. program meets twice weekly throughout the school year and summer months.
Children’s Art Project (CAP)
The Children’s Art Project conducts art classes every week to promote creativity among pediatric patients and to give the children an opportunity to explore different forms of art. The children’s artwork may be selected for publication in the Children’s Art Project greeting card and gift collection.
Distance Learning and On-site Visits with the Downtown Aquarium
With the use of special technology, students will visit the Downtown Aquarium without ever leaving the classroom and experience lessons related to reptiles, birds and fish.
Health, Cooking and Nutrition
Pediatric patients will participate in hands-on cooking activities and recipe adaptations that will enhance healthy eating practices.
Pediatric patients engage in musically based activities that enhance and enrich socialization, self-expression and coping skills. Activities are facilitated by a music therapist from the hospital and focus on the individual needs of each patient with group activities as well as individual instruction.
Theater Under the Stars (TUTS)
This non-profit group enriches appreciation of the arts by teaching students about musical theater. With assistance from TUTS staff, students participate in monthly musical performances, which are held for parents and staff.
Mad Science of Houston
Mad Science of Houston offers a variety of opportunities for children to explore the elements of science through hands-on classroom projects that bring science to life. The science experiments are as entertaining as they are educational for students.