Downtown Business Spotlight – The Thinkery

the_thinkery_karen The San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum is no longer just a museum, it’s now also home to The Thinkery, a preschool enrichment program. Karen Ames, a SLO native with a degree in early childhood education and over 19 years of experience as a preschool teacher, runs the school within the museum.

Unlike other preschools, The Thinkery is unique in that it has access to the entire museum as its classroom, and each day in class has museum time built into daily activities. In addition to their activities at the museum, The Thinkery has participated in several STEAM Alley events sponsored by the Children’s Museum at our Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market, mostly helping with the big blue foam blocks that allow kids to build and interact. Last year, the preschool also sponsored a large square at the via dei Colori SLO sidewalk chalk painting festival, which all Thinkery kids were invited to join in decorating.  Read More