SPROUTS Adventures in Art & Nature

A unique Wildflowers experience for preschoolers (ages 3-5)!Image may contain: 1 person, standing, child, grass, outdoor and nature

SPROUTS, ADVENTURES in ART & NATURE!

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY

9am-12:30 pm

REGISTER HERE

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The Sprouts Program is for potty trained children three to five years old.

Our 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 will use our dreamy LANG FARM setting to incorporate nature into 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!!

Student to teacher ratio is 1:7.  Our total enrollment for 2018/2019 will not exceed 14 children.

For more information contact

Lyndsy Blais at:  wildflowerchildrenbtv@gmail.com  or call 802-662-2101

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Daily Rhythms and Routines:

9:00 am STUDIO EXPLORATION

9:45 am Guided Meditation and Mindfulness

10:00 am Snack provided by parents

10:20 am Community Circle

10:45 am Outdoor Nature Exploration (and movement/yoga)

11:30 pm Project (Indoor/Outdoor)

12:10 pm  Lunch

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More Details:

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 2018-June 2019.

Registration and Deposit (10% of yearly cost) is required to hold a spot. Registration will open January 1, 2018 and will stay open until filled. REGISTER HERE

PROGRAM COST for the SCHOOL YEAR is $2,600 for 35 weeks ($25 per day). Payment can be submitted in full or in equal monthly  payments in from August through May.

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.

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