A unique Wildflowers experience for preschoolers (ages 3-5)!
SPROUTS, ADVENTURES in
ART & NATURE!
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY
Our Sprouts curriculum is inspired by Reggio Emilia. We believe that children are curious by nature and our philosophy is to create an environment that feeds that curiosity in a developmentally appropriate way.
Each day at Sprouts children will have opportunities to independently explore, act as unique part of a small supportive community, and participate in real and meaningful learning.
During our first hour children have the opportunity to engage in the four learning areas in the large studio space at their own pace. The invitations for learning change week to week. Sometimes all Sprouts are independently working in their own space. Sometimes they are all piled into the sand boat negotiating for space and collectively collaborating on a self-designed project. This exploration provides time to foster independence in a safe and engaging environment.
After exploration, Sprouts facilitators lead children in mindfulness, outdoor exploration and weekly projects designed to help children dive deep into their play and work. Projects are designed to mesh Art with the concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEAM).
We use our dreamy LANG FARM setting to incorporate nature into nearly ALL of our projects. Sometimes this will mean taking walks to gather materials. Sometimes it will mean simply gathering inspiration from our fantastic 12 acres of farmland! Each day that it is safe to do so, we will go outside!!
Our highest Student to teacher ratio is 1:7. We have two dynamic teachers in our Program, Aimee Riegler and Ruby Henry. Click here to check out their staff bios. Our total enrollment for 2019/2020 will not exceed 14 children.
For more detailed information or to schedule a visit, contact:
Lyndsy Blais, Sprouts program director and Wildflowers Owner at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-662-2101
Daily Rhythms and Routines:
9:00 am STUDIO EXPLORATION
9:45 am Guided Meditation and Mindfulness
10:00 am Snack Time
10:20 am Community Circle and Literature
10:45 am Outdoor Nature Exploration (and movement/yoga)
11:30 pm Project (Indoor/Outdoor)
12:10 pm Lunch
Adventures in Art and Nature is offered at LANG FARM in Essex Junction.
Class size will be limited to 14 children.
This program will follow the Essex school calendar, September 2019-June 2020.
Registration and Deposit (10% of yearly cost) is required to hold a spot. Current families may register in January 2019. Public registration will open February 1, 2019 and will stay open until filled.
PROGRAM COST for the entire ten month 2019-2010 SCHOOL YEAR is $2,800. Payment can be submitted in equal monthly payments in from August 28th through May 28th.
Families enrolled in our Sprouts program are eligible to receive a 10% discounted family membership for Open Studio time and 10% off birthday parties.
Parents and caregivers should know that their children will often be able to explore with limitless creativity! Thus, children should arrive in clothing that will be subject to MESS.