WHAT IS A POP-UP SCHOOL?

The UM-Flint Pop-Up School: Education Outside Your Door program is a mobile classroom that provides high quality, play-based literacy, math, science, and social studies activities for young children.  This classroom is intended to serve those children most in need and visits neighborhoods, community events, health fairs, churches, and other venues throughout the city of Flint.  Activities are set up outdoors as much as possible depending on the weather.   

Parents/guardians are encouraged to interact and learn with their children as they explore different hands-on projects and activities. 

The Pop-Up School van is generally scheduled during the mornings or afternoons, Monday-Friday.  There are occasional Saturday and evening events.

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LOOKING FOR A POP-UP SCHOOL IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?

Click the Schedule in the Menu to find out where our schools will be popping up in the community. 

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE POP-UP VAN?

If you would like to schedule a visit from our Pop-Up School Van for a community event, please contact Cathy A. Lesinski, Pop-Up School manager at catlesin@umflint.edu.

We are now scheduling for summer events.

 

New Opportunity! - Pop-Up School Parent Program

Do you love to work with kids?  Do you want to make a difference in the community?  Please check out our Pop-Up Parent Program for a great opportunity to do both.

Past Events in 2019

UM-Flint Nursing Program - Service Learning Project

The UM-Flint Pop-Up School has teamed up with the UM-Flint Nursing Program to provide preschoolers with lessons on nutrition, personal hygeine, and physical fitness.  Hands-on activities, games, and dramatic play allow the children to learn and practie life skills.  Mrs. Walker's preschool class at Sunny Patch Learning Center (Donaldson Location) is seen here enjoying a lesson on nutrition.

Sunny Patch Learning Center - Donaldson location

Children at Sunny Patch enjoy building with all sorts of materials.  This ball maze can be constructed in different configurations.  When the ball goes into the tube, it can travel down several paths and exit through several openings.  This is a great activity for problem solving and probability.