CHILDREN’S ETIQUETTE PROGRAM

BOYS/GIRLS Ages 6-12

If you’re like most parents, teaching your children good manners and proper dining skills is hard work, takes a lot of patience, and is often met with resistance and poor attitude. Many families struggle to find time at the dinner table together. They are on the run – meetings, sports events, office and travel – with little time to focus on these necessary social and dining skills. 

The greatest investment you can make is in your children. Busy parents know they can’t do it alone. Smart and time-savvy parents turn to expert help to expand upon their own training module and so they can breathe a sigh of relief while focusing on quality time with their child.  The results:  ”Amazing Moments”!  Check out our Programs to see if you would like to “breathe a sigh of relief” the next time you take your child out to dinner or to a special occasion.

* Four Week Session – Saturdays – 3:00pm-4:30pm

Fourth Class – Graduation Dinner – Francesca’s Italian Kitchen

Investment:  $185.00/student

Minimum 3 – Maximum 7

The goals of our Children’s Etiquette Program are to:

  1. Help students feel comfortable in facing new situations and meeting new people.
  2. To view the table as a conversation-sharing place for family and friends, not just a place to gulp and run.
  3. To create awareness that dining is like learning the rules of anything (sports, hobbies, etc.).  You have to know the rules in order to play a better game.
This is a 7-8 hour class with three “1.5 hour sessions” and a 2.5-3 hour dining event.  Classes can be scheduled daily/mid-day for Charter Schools.

 

In this class children will focus on socialization and dining skills that include:

 

Social Etiquette:

  • Proper Introductions
  • Correct Handshake and Eye Contact
  • Mannerly Phrases
  • Following House Rules and Respecting Property
  • Remembering Names
  • Telephone Etiquette and 911 Role Play
  • Thank You Notes

Dining Etiquette:
  • Napkins
  • Utensils,  Stemware
  • American & Continental Style Dining
  • Passing Food & Condiments
  • Table Talk
  • The Bread & Butter Plate
  • Soup Savvy
  • Dessert Fork and Spoon
  • Participating in a Toast
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Dining

 

*Winter classes are scheduled earlier (usually 2:30-4pm).

*Each class day, the children will enjoy a different “Tablescape Theme” to discuss and foster socialization and cultural enlightenment.

*Classes are limited to 7 children.

*  Parents are invited to the dinner for additional dinner fee