Throughout the Spring and Autumn, we offer weekly parent-child classes for parents and their children ages 1-2 years old. Please find out more information about this program here.
We will be continuing our weekly Parent-Child classes this September! On Mondays, we invite a group of 5 children, ages 1-2 years old, and their parents/caregivers, for story-time, singing, puppet shows, gardening, art and crafting, and forest play. We will have a snack together. There will also be time for discussions about different parenting topics that are relevant to you.
Please stay tuned for Spring Sessions beginning in April
Our mornings will follow a similar rhythm each week, which offers the children, as well as the parents, a sense of security, consistency, and freedom to be present.
Each morning, we will begin at 9:30am outside in our beautiful play-space, with sandpit, mud kitchen, living willow house, and gardens with herbs and veggies to munch on.
The morning will include time for free play, a craft/activity for parents and children, a circle-time with songs, games, and story, a healthy snack, and a discussion about various parenting and education topics. Some mornings will include a trek up to the forest, a magical place where children can explore, climb, dig, meet banana slugs, find fairy houses, and more.
Depending on the weather, we will either eat snack outside picnic-style, or go into our little yurt to sit around the table together. Parents should be prepared to be outside most of the morning, rain or shine, warm or cold. This means having the proper layers and rain gear for both themselves and their children.
Parents will have the opportunity to observe their children with other children, as well as observe the ways the teacher responds and interacts with the children. Our discussions will also give a chance for connecting over the joys and struggles of raising a child, how to bring more mindfulness into every day, as well as learn more about topics such as rhythm, sleep, loving discipline, story-telling, and anything parents are interested in.
Children have the opportunity to explore nature with their peers as they participate in the activities offered throughout the day.
This class is not childcare. Each parent is the main caregiver of their child, while the teacher is there to facilitate the rhythm of the day, lead discussions and activities, and model guidance and conflict resolution with the children.