Learning Through Experience We believe firsthand experience of the world is the very best teacher for people of all ages. Young children need to interact with the world, rather than a TV, computer or game screen of any variety, in order to develop intellectual curiosity and understanding. Our creative arts programs for young children provide rich sensory experiences, process-oriented art, creative music, science, movement and drama. These experiences lay the foundation for later academic achievement. Information is meaningless without a “hook” on which to hang it in the brain – these early sensory-rich experiences give children the “hooks” that they need. Likewise, we believe parents blossom in a hands-on, supportive environment where they can make mistakes and thoughtfully explore their own choices without fear of judgment. Everything discussed in Sunflower workshops (including developmental stages, the benefits of Play/Nature/Art experiences, and problem-solving, communication and conflict-resolution skills) can be immediately observed and applied on the playground.