The Watershed is An Open Book

New Family Program for 3-8 Year Olds and Their Parent/Caregivers

If you live in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of Philadelphia, this program is for you!

  • Weekly workshops with a seasonal theme to help build reading readiness using “teachable” moments in your own neighborhood.
  • Great incentives for frequent attendance, such as backpacks loaded with things to help your child read, explore, and play in the outdoors!
  • Partners: Mander Recreation Center, Edward Gideon Elementary School, Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, and Let’s Go Outdoors.
  • Supported by the William Penn Foundation
  • There is no fee, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited so sign up below today!

This program is held:

  • Thursdays at Mander Recreation Center (2140 N. 33rd St., Philadelphia, PA) from 4:30pm – 6pm
    • Fall Dates
      • October 11, October 18, October 25, November 1, November 8, November 15, November 29, December 6
    • Winter Dates
      • January 10, January 17, January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21, February 28, March 7
    • Spring Dates (2019)
      •  April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 30
    • Summer Dates (3:30pm – 5pm)
      • July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15
  • Saturdays at Gideon Elementary School (2817 W. Glenwood Ave., Philadelphia, PA) from 10:00am – 11:30am
    • Fall Dates
      • October 13, October 27, November 10, December 8
    • Winter Dates
      • January 12, January 26, February 9, February 23, March 9
    • Spring Dates
      • March 23, April 13, April 27, May 11
    • Summer Dates (TBD)
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Upcoming Events

  1. The Watershed is An Open Book

    November 15 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  2. The Watershed is An Open Book

    November 17 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  3. The Watershed is an Open Book

    November 29 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  4. The Watershed is An Open Book

    December 6 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  5. The Watershed is An Open Book

    December 8 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM