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Seedlings is a play-based learning environment that nurtures imagination, science and nature exploration, arts expression and literacy.
Attending an Intro to Seedlings meeting is the first step in the Seedlings application process. In this required meeting, parents learn about Sunflower’s educational philosophy and tour our indoor and outdoor classroom spaces. If you have questions about anything Sunflower-and Seedlings-related, this meeting is where you’ll find your answers. Note: this meeting is for adults and babies in arms only. No older children, please.
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In Seedlings, we use hands-on, sensory experiences in play, nature and the arts (think melting crayons, befriending worms and building moats in the sand) to kindle passion, build confidence and encourage curiosity- skills that serve children well in their future academic lives.
But life isn’t all about the academics… We also use the dynamic social laboratory that is a playground-full of mixed-age preschoolers to teach children skills that help them lead more meaningful, connected lives out in the world. Skills like creative problem solving, conflict resolution, communication, empathy and respect for others. The element that ties everything together is community. Seedlings students and parents form the heart of the Sunflower community, supporting each other in learning and in life.
Little Seedlings • ages 2-3 years
A transitional program that bridges the gap between parent/child classes and our full Seedlings program. The class encourages more independence in a longer program, two days a week. Parents start the year attending with their child. Each class includes parent participation and ongoing mentoring and support.
Seedlings • ages 3-6 years
A play-based learning environment that nurtures imagination, science and nature exploration, arts expression and literacy, while giving children and parents tools for empowered communication and peaceful problem-solving skills. Adults practice parenting skills through hands-on participation and receive ongoing mentoring and support. Seedlings is a drop-off program with a parent cooperative component.
Not your typical preschool experience.
Why Seedlings is different
Respect for the Individual
Learning Through Experience
Learning Within Community