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Justin Pelen

University of California, Riverside, B.S. Biology


After choosing to pursue a career in education over medicine, Justin graduated with a BA in Biology from the University of California, Riverside, and started his career in public education before transitioning to the private sector as a director at an education company. Combining his passion for dance (909 Hip Hop Dance Troupe director at UC Riverside), Justin loves to teach children in funny and wacky ways through movement and dance that make learning truly enjoyable.

Justin's Classes

  • BumoBoogie (3-6 yo)

    5, 6, 7, 8! Watch your child move and dance in sequence as they learn about 8-count and rhythm.

  • Construction Funstruction (5-6 yo)

    No job too big and no job too small in this introduction engineering class!

  • Construction Funstruction (6-7 yo)

    No job too big and no job too small in this introduction engineering class!

  • Cracking the Code (3-4 yo)

    Error 404! Help crack code and learn simple coding techniques through patterns and sequences.

  • Cracking the Code (4-5 yo)

    Error 404! Help crack code and learn simple coding techniques through patterns and sequences.

  • Dinosaur Disco (2-3 yo)

    Learn about the prehistoric era and dinosaurs while engaging in fun dance activities!

  • Handwriting Super Powers (3-4 yo)

    Gain some new superhero powers by practicing your fine motor skills with our writing class!

  • Magnatile Architects Around the World (3-4 yo)

    Encountering the architectural wonders of the world through hands-on building. (Design, Culture, Building)

  • Magnatile Architects Around the World (4-6 yo)

    Encountering the architectural wonders of the world through hands-on building. (Design, Culture, Building)

  • Magnatile Architects (5-6 yo)

    Plan, design, and build a new world with Magnatiles! This is a hands-on design and culture class where students will learn about the architectural wonders of the world while building their own.

  • Math Wizardry (3-4 yo)

    Cast spells and mix potions by adding and subratcting in this class's wizard world!

  • Mini Einsteins (3-4 yo)

    Why is the sky blue? How do airplanes fly? Learn the answers and more!

  • Mini Einsteins (4-5 yo)

    Why is the sky blue? How do airplanes fly? Learn the answers and more!

  • Mini Einsteins (5-6 yo)

    Why is the sky blue? How do airplanes fly? Learn the answers and more!

  • Mushy Math (3-4 yo)

    Practice adding, grouping, and building those motor skills while creating works of art using playdough!

  • Mushy Math (4-5 yo)

    Practice adding, grouping, and building those motor skills while creating works of art using playdough!

  • Mushy Math (5-6 yo)

    Practice adding, grouping, and building those motor skills while creating works of art using playdough!

  • STEM: Chemistry Club (3-4 yo)

    Learn about chemistry through various experiments dealing with chemical reactions.

  • STEM: Chemistry Club (4-5 yo)

    Learn about chemistry through various experiments dealing with chemical reactions.

  • STEM: Chemistry Club (5-6 yo)

    Learn about chemistry through various experiments dealing with chemical reactions.

  • Sticky STEM (3-4 yo)

    Learn different STEM concepts using playdough for hands-on activities.

  • Sticky STEM (4-5 yo)

    Learn different STEM concepts using playdough for hands-on activities.

  • Sticky STEM (5-6 yo)

    Learn different STEM concepts using playdough for hands-on activities.

  • Superhero Fitness (3-6 yo)

    Get ready to practice your gross motor skills with action-packed superhero moves!

  • STEM: Tangram Shazam (3-6 yo)

    Shazam! Step into the world of Tangrams to learn about shape manipulation and understand how puzzles work!

  • Preschool Readiness - Bees (2-3 yo)

    Fostering the intellectual, social-emotional, and physical development needed for future learning. (Intellectual, Social-emotional, Academic, Physical development)

  • Preschool Readiness - Birdies (3-4 yo)

    Fostering the intellectual, social-emotional, and physical development needed for future learning. (Intellectual, Social-emotional, Academic, Physical development)

  • Kindergarten Readiness - Bunnies (4-5 yo)

    Fostering the intellectual, social-emotional, and physical development needed for future learning. (Intellectual, Social-emotional, Academic, Physical development)

  • Kindergarten Readiness - Beavers (5-6 yo)

    Fostering the intellectual, social-emotional, and physical development needed for future learning. (Intellectual, Social-emotional, Academic, Physical development)

  • Kiddy Coding Camp (3-6 yo)

    Developing critical thinking skills through basic coding concepts like sequencing and debugging. (Sequencing, Debugging, Algorithms)

  • Bumo Science Lab (3-4 yo)

    Unearthing the world of science with interactive activities and experiments. (Science knowledge building, Hands-on activities, Experiments)

  • Bumo Science Lab (4-6 yo)

    Unearthing the world of science with interactive activities and experiments. (Science knowledge building, Hands-on activities, Experiments)

  • Play Time: Fitness (3-6 yo)

    Play, Action-packed movements, Games

  • Play Time: Fitness (2-3 yo)

    Play, Action-packed movements, Games

  • Math Academy (4-5 yo)

    Establishing strong number sense and logic through basic arithmetic rules in this story-based math class. (Number sense, Critical thinking skills, Basic arithmetic, Calculations)

  • Math Academy (5-7 yo)

    Establishing strong number sense and logic through basic arithmetic rules in this story-based math class. (Number sense, Critical thinking skills, Basic arithmetic, Calculations)