Online Enrichment Classes & Virtual Extracurriculars For Kids (Ages 0 to 18) - 510 Families

Online Enrichment Classes & Virtual Extracurriculars For Kids (Ages 0 to 18)

This is a round-up of online classes. We appreciate the breadth of excellent enrichment classes that kids can do at home from virtual ballet and digital coding club to online baby sing-alongs and group art lessons. There is a little something for children of all ages.

You might also be interested in in-person classesdistance learning supervision, or pandemic pods.

Online learning for all ages | Photo: Kat Choi

The listings below are sponsored. We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors, and we hope you’ll consider them when you’re planning education, enrichment, and playtime.

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Squads After School from iD Tech

Finally! After-school learning kids and teens will love...Learning tech is cool. But experimenting with the hottest tech alongside friends? That's game-changing. Have kids who want to code and monetize their own games with Roblox? Make mods for Minecraft? Start YouTube channels? Book now for Squads running September through December. Space is limited and courses will sell out quickly.

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

East Bay Music Together Online & Canta y Baila Conmigo Family Playground

The joyful, musical, magical teachers of East Bay Music Together and Canta y Baila Conmigo will lead activities for you and your whole family to sing, play, and jam along to via weekly interactive Zoom classes and livestream events. Classes are appropriate for children under 5, but the whole family is encouraged to participate.

Grades: Crawler, Age 1+, ages 2+, ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), K

TechKnowHow LEGO and Tech Classes

TechKnowHow offers online LEGO Design & Engineering, Minecraft and Coding classes this Fall for students, ages 5-16. Most classes meet for 1-hr a week, either at 1:00 or 3:30 pm. Thanksgiving and Winter Break Camps also offered.

Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th

Berkeley Ballet Theater

BBT's Youth Division training provides young dancers the opportunity to study classical ballet in a professional atmosphere supportive of each student's unique talents; propels them into a professional dance career; and encourages a lifelong connection to ballet. The nurturing environment continues this year via Zoom classes.

Grades: ages 2+, ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd

Kids Go Mandarin

Kids Go Mandarin offers Mandarin learning for young children through music. The program incorporates Orff Schulwerk and Kodály methods with exclusively designed multi-sensory creative teaching for kids. Children learn Mandarin through the music through visual, aural, and kinesthetic learning.

Grades: Crawler, Age 1+, ages 2+, ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), K

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Use code KGM510 (Expiration date: 9/15/2020)

Early Start Music presents Music Together

Music Together Online is the Early Start Music interactive music program via ZOOM for kids and families. Families get two classes per week with weekly extra bonus pre-recorded videos to watch online anytime. Classes integrate art, music and movement.

Grades: Newborn, Crawler, Age 1+, ages 2+, ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+)

Junior Center of Art and Science

The Junior Center is a small community non-profit organization offering hands-on, interactive experiences to learners of all ages. Online classes cultivate curiosity and creative exploration with virtual programs through zoom in art, film making, digital photo and game design. Classes are 60 minutes.

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Mycelium Youth Network STEAM After-School Programming

Mycelium Youth Network is offering fun interactive online STEAM based classes for youth that are grounded in environmental justice. Small classes (no bigger than 15) will meet over Zoom once a week for an hour over 10 weeks. Look for topics like Gardening Through Storytelling; Dungeons and Dragons; Survival Science; and Kitchen Herbalism.

Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th

Afterschool Science Online with the Lawrence Hall of Science

Join expert educators online for up to 8 weeks' worth of hands-on activities and engaging science learning. Required materials will be sent to you directly, so all participants need to bring is their curiosity.

Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Brooklyn Robot Foundry

Brooklyn Robot Foundry offers super fun & creative online robot-building classes! Each week students build a new robot, while learning about engineering concepts and components. Classes are led by amazing instructors, with a very low student-to-teacher ratio.

Grades: ages 2+, ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Preparatory Music at Holy Names University

Private music lessons for ages 4 through adult. Learn cello, drums, flute, guitar, harp, piano, violin, voice taught by experienced music professionals. Currently offered online, students have appreciated maintaining their musical studies during the pandemic. Start anytime.

Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

RAC Online Arts Classes

Richmond Art Center's online art classes feature accessible materials and media for at-home creativity. Drawing, mixed media, sculpture, origami plus more. Sign up for individual classes or series that are active and engaging for young aspiring artists. Scholarships available. Ages 5+

Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Cara’s Art Studio Online

All classes are taught on zoom. Classes meet from 1.5-2 hours on Saturdays or after school. There are comics classes, creativity classes, and portfolio classes available.

Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

KidzToPros Live Online

KidzToPros Live Online After-School Programs and Coding Bootcamps provide a great opportunity for kids to gain valuable skills, meet new friends and have fun, while staying safe and healthy. From Art Skills, LEGO Masters and Hip-Hop to Roblox, Minecraft, Web Design, Python, Java and more, KidzToPros classes will help ignite your child’s passions and creativity!

Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Use code 510-25 to save $25 off all After-school programs; Use code 510-50 to save $50 off all Coding Bootcamps

Kairos Music Academy - Youth Choir

A unique hybrid choral and musical theater program. Class can be online (once per week Tuesday), in person (Thursdays in Berkeley), or both.

Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Discount for {510} Families readers:

5% - until December 31st

Yama Kids Yoga

Working with a child’s natural rhythm and energy, Yama Kids Yoga introduces kids to the three principles of yoga - movement, breathing and meditation. As children grow, classes adapt to their changing bodies and minds.

Grades: ages 2+, ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Berkeley Playhouse Online After-School Musical Theater Classes

In order to provide students with the best possible educational experience in an online format, Berkeley Playhouse offers after-school classes twice per week. These intensive classes will allow students to build skills in acting, singing, dance, and storytelling, while also providing a space to build community and make friends. Classes will culminate with a Keepsake Video to be watched together at the end of the session.

Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Oakland Youth Chorus

Oakland Youth Chorus offers online music and chorus classes through Zoom with both pre-recorded video and virtual choir performances to students TK-12. TK-1 classes explore creative music making, while choirs for grades 3 and up focus on building musicianship, theory, technique, and songwriting through a multicultural repertoire.

Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save 10% on tuition with code 510OYCfam through September 2020

Brushstrokes Studio After School Online

A variety of small online art classes will meet via Zoom with experienced instructors: Brianna Janssen Saldivar, Jackie Andrews, Hanna Rashidi, and Moxie Evan. This dedicated team has crafted engaging distance-learning that really connects with kids through hands-on art-making.

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th

Galileo Anywhere

Beat the distance learning doldrums with a fun instructor-led Galileo Anywhere online class. Choose from a range of amazing hands-on options to create a joy-filled, creativity-infused adventure for your Pre-K through 8th grade kid!

Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Wit's End Parenting & Classroom Matters COVID-19 Homeschool Support

Wits’ End Parenting is partnering with Classroom Matters to help your child engage with & really learn from their schoolwork while freeing parents from the role of the drill sergeant (even for the most strong-willed child!). The program includes parent support, kids support, and lots of tools you can use for your future good habits.

Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir

Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir Virtual World provides individual instruction, tutti rehearsals, exploration into musicianship, and community for young singers. Fall Registration Open for virtual classes beginning Aug. 24.

Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

The Academy at Oakland Ballet

The Academy at Oakland Ballet Company offers classical ballet training for students ages 5 and up. Classes focus on developing students’ technique, exploring artistic expression through dance, and building self-confidence in a fun and nurturing class environment.

Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Discount for {510} Families readers:

510FAM, 10% discount, expires 9/12/2020

Shawl-Anderson Dance Center Online Youth Dance Classes

Shawl-Anderson Dance Center offers online classes built for dancing with distance while connecting with community. Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Creative Movement classes are taught through Zoom by teaching artists with experience facilitating creative, rigorous and fun online classes. Teen dancers also have the opportunity to choreograph and perform as part of 3 performance groups.

Grades: Age 1+, ages 2+, ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Little Opera at Grace Virtual Opera Class

Little Opera will be pioneering the world of virtual opera in this after-school program where K-8 students WRITE, COMPOSE, ACT, SING, DESIGN, & PERFORM their very own 3 act mini-operas.

Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save $30 off tuition if you register for all 3 sessions by September 7th.

Seele Stars Musical Theater Classes

Seele Stars, an award-winning, local children’s musical theater company, has been successfully leading online performing arts programs since March 2020. Led by a credentialed teacher, we have two fall productions as well as skill-specific classes for acting or singing only.

Grades: ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Kitchen on Fire: Teen Tuesdays - Cook at home with the Chef

Cook along with the chef from home for an after-school cooking class designed for teens. Students will cook dinner step by step in class to share with family. The chef covers techniques, tips, and questions throughout the class.

Grades: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Words in the Wild WordLab

Strengths-based literacy programs led by experts and infused with nature. Words in the Wild's approach to reading — grounded in research and infused with joy — builds literacy skills AND confidence. Join a small group WordLab or 1:1 tutoring. 

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Use Code: 510SAVE to save $50 off tuition, expires May 2021

Awesome Online Music Lessons at Musically Minded

Musically Minded Academy is offering online music instruction in small groups as well as private lessons with virtual performance. A dynamic and experienced staff offering: piano, voice, flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin and trumpet. What a great time this is to make music a part of your everyday life.

Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

We know you love to see your children smiling, laughing, clapping, creating, learning and kicking their way through an enriching class. Share your faves in the comments!

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