Little Owlets – On Campus Parent and Child Program
Little Owlets fosters a community of warmth and support for parents, and a nurturing atmosphere of joy and respect for young children. Little ones are provided with playthings from the natural world and simply made toys that allow and encourage imaginative play, while parents engage in handwork and craft activities – meaningful, seasonal projects that foster a connection to the seasonal rhythms of our area. Special attention is given to supporting your child’s interests, motor development, social interaction, and problem-solving skills.
Each morning includes seasonal nursery rhymes, lap games, finger plays, simple songs, and stories. Time is given for free play and exploration of the outdoor environment. The children make and enjoy delicious gluten free bread, along with fresh fruit or vegetables, herbal tea, or water.
The parents are offered a peek into their own child’s interactions in a group setting as well as observations of other children in the same age range. The program provides an example of a rhythmic, structured morning, along with songs and finger plays that they may wish to incorporate into the routines of family life. The teacher brings articles to help support the parents as they navigate the early years, and opportunities for adult enrichment through the school are readily available.
Life with young children can be overwhelming; this class is designed to support and encourage parents through community, while also facilitating a cozy, distraction free morning with your child that fills both of your respective cups.
Children ages 3 and under attend with their parent or caregiver once a week.
We offer 7-8 week sessions throughout the year, on Tuesdays from 9:30-12. The cost is $25 per class, billed in advance.
Classes fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Mid-session registrations are accepted based on availability; in this case, tuition is prorated based on the start date.
You can apply for registration on our website under “Apply Now”. If a space is available you will receive an email to complete your enrollment. If there are no spaces available at the time, we will contact you directly and place you on our waiting list.
Little Owlets is led by Ms. Pamela Carlson