Join us for weekly explorations in nature, including songs, stories, and hands-on fun on the farm and in the forest.
The Seedlings Class is for children ages 1-3 or 2-5 with a caregiver. Each week starts with a short, open-ended play period while all of our friends are arriving. After that we will do some seasonal farm chores – feeding animals, watering in the garden, or anything else that our youngest friends can help with. After farm chores, we will enjoy a seasonally themed activity. Activities include meeting farm animals, walking in the woods, digging in the mud kitchen, tasting and smelling in the children’s garden, looking and listening at the wetland, and more!
Children who are not yet walking are welcome, however the activities are most fully enjoyed by toddlers through preschoolers who can do some independent exploration.
Our campus includes many gravel and woodchip pathways that can be tricky to navigate with a stroller. Bringing a baby carrier is usually the best plan if your child may not want to walk for the full program. Our gender neutral family restroom in the farmhouse has a diaper changing station as well as a large toilet step stool for young children. We meet rain or shine, and will only cancel and offer a make-up session if severe weather is expected. Please come dressed with clothes and shoes for outdoor adventures (which may be muddy or wet!).
Spring 2017 class schedule:
8 weeks, $95 per 8-week session.
Mondays: 9:30 – 11 AM (ages 1 – 3) and 12:30 – 2 PM (ages 2 – 5)
- April 3 – May 22
Tuesdays: 9:30 – 11 AM (ages 1 – 3)
- April 4 – May 23
Thursdays: 9:30 – 11 AM (ages 1 – 3)
- April 6 – May 25
Fridays: 9:30 – 11 AM (ages 1 – 3)
- April 7 – May 26
Seedlings drop-in playdate: Fridays from 11:30 AM – 1 PM, April 7 – May 26
Families enrolled in the spring season of Seedlings (for any day of the week) are invited to come for a playdate on Friday afternoons! Playdate time is hosted by a member of our staff, but no teacher-led activities are offered. The chicken yard, children’s garden, field, and mud kitchen (as well as bathrooms in the farmhouse) are open during playdate time for children ages 5 and under to enjoy. Access to playdate sessions is offered for FREE to currently enrolled Seedlings families, and is $5 per child for all others (invite a friend!). No RSVP necessary.