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Monterey Mini Makers was created to provide art education and sensory exploration experiences for young children on the Monterey Peninsula. 

Melanie Klaumann

As an educator of preschool and elementary school for more than 25 years and a mother of three young children, I feel passionate about the role that art plays in a child's development. I am excited to bring my talents and ideas to life through the experiences and creations of little ones. Sensory exploration and artistic play are amazing and fun ways for children to discover new things about themselves and their environment. I learn something new every day from these mini makers!

Research based

"Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. Sensory play supports cognitive growth, language development, gross and fine motor skills, social interaction and problem solving skills."

Goodstart Early Learning


COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Classes will be held outside on the patio area as much as possible. Tables will be set up for each individual family to allow for social distancing. 


Please make sure that if you or your child has a fever or any other COVID-19 symptoms, that you stay home. Please also stay home if you or your child has been exposed to anyone that has tested positive for COVID-19. During our class time, masks are recommended but not required, and families are encouraged to do what works best for them.

Make up classes will not be available for missed classes at this time. We are sorry for any inconvenience. 

Cancellation Policy

We know that life is busy and things come up. If you cancel one week prior to the start date of your session, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel less than one week prior to the start date of your session, you will receive a refund only if your spot can be filled. If your spot cannot be filled by the beginning day of the session, you are required to pay the full price of the session. Refunds are only available on sessions, not individual classes.

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