Education Program Support

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Grants provide a key source of support for The Children’s Museum at La Habra’s educational exhibits and programs, community outreach, free field trip admission for underserved schools and free family memberships.

The Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra seek both program and general operating support for the Museum and welcome requests for proposals.

Current CMLH Education Programs


Lil’ Innovators Early Childhood STEM Project
Three-year project that is:

•    Increasing preschoolers' essential science, technology, engineering, and math ability
•    Strengthening teachers’ ability to deliver quality STEM instruction
•    Engaging parents to support critical STEM learning

Project Partners:
The Children’s Center at Caltech, the City of La Habra Early Child Development Division and the Institute of Museum & Library Services

Project Evaluation:
CSU-Fullerton, CSU-Los Angeles and San Jose State University

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H20, Here We Go!

Kindergarten-2nd grade Museum field trip program for local underserved students focused on the importance of water conservation

Program includes:

  • 45-minute Museum tour focused on water conservation or adaptation to drought, a timely topic for Californians
  • 30-minute CMLH educator led hands-on STEM activity that demonstrates the source and pathway water takes before it comes out of the tap - from the snowpack in the Sierras, to a local reservoir, to a pipeline and finally to our homes and schools

Program Evaluation - Teacher surveys measure:

  • Student knowledge of the subject matter before and after program participation
  • Relevance of curriculum content to CA Common Core standards
  • Teaching effectiveness of Museum education staff
  • Teacher/museum staff observations of student engagement and learning

School Scholarships - Free Museum Field Trip Program
Free Museum field trips to underserved Title 1 schools, including staff led hands-on education activities

Program Evaluation - Teacher surveys measure:

  • Student knowledge of the subject matter before and after program participation
  • Relevance of curriculum content to CA Common Core standards
  • Teaching effectiveness of Museum education staff
  • Teacher/museum staff observations of student engagement and learning

Sensory Sensitive Sundays
Exclusive day for families with children with special needs and those who face challenges with sensory processing

  • Children visit the Museum during a less crowded, safe, and accepting environment
  • Visitors engage in Museum gallery activities focused on sensory play and exploration
  • Professional organizations provide resources and information for parents and caregivers

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If you would like to provide support for any of these programs that impact the children and families of our community, contact:

Roy Mueller
Executive Director & Chief Development Officer
Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra
rmueller@lahabraca.gov 
562-383-4242