A unique Wildflowers experience
in ART & NATURE
ADVENTURES in ART & NATURE!
MONDAY and/or TUESDAY
Our Sprouts ADVENTURES 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 multiple opportunities to independently explore, act as a unique part of a small supportive community, and participate in real and meaningful learning.
For one hour each morning, children have the opportunity to create and learn in our large studio space at their own pace. The studio 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 studio time, Sprouts facilitators lead children outdoors in daily nature exploration that is designed specifically around a 12 week theme encouraging children to think creatively and dive deep into play and work.
From digging for worms in the garden to turning over logs inspecting for insects and examining flowers and plants, Sprouts have the opportunity to utilize multiple spaces and environments on the 12 acres of Lang Farm. Or very own frog pond is ripe with opportunity for hands on learning.
TWELVE WEEK THEMES:
September-November: ANIMAL LIFE STUDY:
Examples include: frogs, birds, nesting, animal tracking, migration, hibernation
December-March: EARTH CYCLES:
Examples include: Winter Equinox, moon phases, water cycle, cloud study, capillary action, light study (rainbows, refraction, shadows), rock investigation
March-June: PATTERNS of GROWTH:
Examples include: seeds, trees, gardening (earth worms + soil), insects–beetles, pollinators, butterflies, flowers/growing
9:00 am Studio Exploration
9:45 am Theme Related Literature
10:00 am Group Snack & Community Circle
10:45 am Nature Exploration/Project Based Learning
12:10 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Departure
Adventures in Art and Nature is offered at Wildflowers Studio located on LANG FARM in Essex Junction.
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 per day.
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
Class size will be limited to 14 children.
The 2019/2020 program will consist of three 12 week sessions.
For each session families can choose Monday, Tuesday or both days.
Registration & Payment for one session is required to hold a spot. Public registration will open June 1, 2019 and will stay open until filled.
12 week sessions cost $115/month for Monday or Tuesday
For Monday & Tuesday the cost is $205/month
Families enrolled in our Sprouts program are eligible to receive a 10% discounted Wildflowers Studio family membership.