Creative Sessions 2018/2019:
Sprouts Adventures in Art and Nature ( age 3-5) : Sprouts is a unique experience for preschoolers that runs September-June and follows the Essex school calendar. Children must be 3 before January 1st 2018. Preschool aged children in Sprouts enjoy studio time, outdoor exploration, community gatherings and classroom projects every day. The focus is to weave concepts of science, nature, math and literacy within a artistic framework. See our SPROUTS 2017 page for more details!
Toddler Time Art & Music (under 3 years) Toddler sessions are designed for children UNDER the age of 3 accompanied by a caregiver. In addition to free form art, Miss Caitlyn plays her guitar at 10am!! NO NEED TO REGISTER
Home School Arts Enrichment (ages 5 and up) Arts Enrichment sessions are designed to satisfy the State of Vermont fine arts requirement (and extend far beyond!) In each session, children are given time to explore four learning areas while facilitators guide them using the Reggio Emilia style of teaching. In addition, children are guided through weekly projects that designed to help children dive deep into their play and work. The sessions allow for continuity of ideas and concepts while children tinker, take apart, build, create and play, all while practicing fine motor skills and weaving in concepts of science and math…..AND of course there is always fun, lively social interaction! REGISTER HERE
Mighty Makers (ages 3-5) Sessions offer studio exploration time, followed by project time in a one and a half hour afternoon session. Children are guided through weekly projects designed with emphasis on the concepts of Science, Technology, Art, Engineering and Mathematics (STEAM) for preschoolers. REGISTER HERE
After School Enrichment (ages 6-12) Students will receive quality individual and group
art instruction according to the theme of their workshops. Each day has a different focus:
*Monday: Paint and Play
* Tuesday: Artsy Science
*Wednesday: Tinker Club
*Thursday: Textile Workshops
*Friday: Nature Explorers
Students will work on individual open ended art/maker projects in addition to having ample time for independent exploration in the studio. Each day, time will also be spent outdoors and socializing during snack. Homework help is available upon request.REGISTER HERE
All Sessions provide:
- Age appropriate activities, guided by a trained facilitator.
- Guidance in learning activities using the Reggio Emilia style of teaching. This provides children control over the direction of their learning through experiences of touching, moving, listening, and observing.
- Connected invitations for learning based on an overarching theme.
- A learning environment that focuses on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community.
- Consecutive sessions that allow for continuity of ideas and concepts, layering learning and granting students time and space to dig deep into work and play.
At Wildflowers, we feel that mess is often the avenue to beautiful creation. Parents and caregivers will appreciate that their children are able to explore limitless creativity-somewhere else! Thus, children should arrive in clothing that will be subject to MESS.
For children ages 3-4 years old staff to student ratio will not exceed 1:10, often two staff members will be present
For children ages 5-12 years old teacher to student ratio will not exceed 1:13, often two staff members will be present
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ALL AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES ARE FOR AGE 5 and up. Essex Residents may be dropped off by SCHOOL BUS!!!