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The Little Nest 



BACKYARD CLASSES

A unique opportunity for your little one: a drop off class in an outdoor classroom led by a mama passionate about gentle/respectful parenting & introducing children to nature. For those who are homeschooled or haven't yet begun daycare/school, this is the perfect way to ease a child into independently participating in a group. We have a daily theme that our books and activities are based on, lots of opportunity for free play & exploring, and most importantly- we follow the lead of the child. Will have a helper on deck whenever there are more than 6 children total on a day. See our daily schedule below. 


2023 SESSIONS 


All classes are outdoors (weather permitting) and begin and/or end with free play!


Nature Class -  exploring our world with a new theme each class through outdoor adventures, books, activities & games 

  •  Winter: March 14-April 11, 3-5pm $150 5-week session 
  • Spring: April 25-June 6, 3-5pm $210 7-week session 

Play Group 

  • Monday 3-5pm, $20/week

Yoga & Play - encouraging children to begin practicing stretching their bodies, meditation & mindfulness through yoga, games & books, followed by a walk & free play! Coming soon!


Toddlers - a gentle introduction to dropping off for our smallest friends! 

Class includes child-led free play, circle time with music & books, group snack (nut free) & a sensory or learning activity

  • Tuesdays until June 6, 2023 9-1130am $40/class 

2023 BY-THE-CLASS


SUMMER 

June 12-Aug 31 *NO CLASS July 4, August 8 & 10 

  • Summer Days 4yrs+: T/Th 9-1pm $125/week OR 9-5pm $200/week FULL- waitlist available Summer days include:‚Äč play, nature, learning, acting, growing food, meditation, exercise, science, math, writing, animal care, reading, and more! 
  • Summer Toddlers 18mo-3yrs: M 9-11am $35/day 1 SPOT OPEN Summer Toddlers includes: Free play, circle time, stories, nature, learning, Montessori inspired toys, exploring & getting messy! *Potty trained not required*

MORNING SCHEDULE

9:00 Drop off & Play - explore the play area, cook it the mud kitchen, feed the chickens, swing

10:00 Welcome Circle & Snack - welcoming, songs & fingerplays, dance & movement/yoga, parachute + books based on weekly theme 

10:30 Academic activity 

11:00 Learning though Games & Play

11:15 Free Play - building, running, mud, water, sticks, wood - the possibilities are endless! 

12:00 Pickup


FULL DAY SCHEDULE (MORNING + AFTERNOON)

12:00 Lunch

1-2:00 Rest Time: books, rest, cards, board games

2:00 Mindfulness walk

2:30 Art

3:00 Exercise (dance, yoga, muscle building)


AFTERNOON CLASS SCHEDULE - 2 hours 

330-4pm Drop off & Play

4 Snack & Stories

430 Activity 

5-530 Free Play/Pickup

SPECIAL CLASS SCHEDULE - 3 hours 

1 hour Free play

30 min Snacks & Stories

30 min Activity

1 hour Free play


DISCIPLINE

Children are taught, never punished here. There are no timeouts, bribing, manipulating, etc. Instead, there is guidance, example, boundaries, and -if necessary- logical consequences. We focus on self-regulation. We use yoga, deep breathing, kicking pillows, etc.


OTHER

  • Children must be potty trained 
  • Children arrive with sunscreen applied, in a hat, with shoes that can get wet
  • Please send your child with a reusable shopping bag filled with: water bottle, snack, lunch for full day, change of clothes, towel & sunscreen
  • Please dress for the weather! We will be outside unless there are extreme conditions.
  • NO NUTS for summer or baby class, please!

To sign up, please email [email protected] or Facebook message with: 


1. Child name and age & anything else that you feel is important to share about your child


2. Days


3. Venmo name for payment request to be sent


*Classes will be marked as FULL once 12 children are enrolled*