Details of Membership Benefits:
Circle of Song with Susan (all membership levels)
Join Susan and her guitar for this virtual sing, laugh, and dance-along with some old favorites as well as new songs from around the world to add to your family’s repertoire. These sessions are recorded live each week and the 30-minute sessions can be viewed at your leisure. Circle of Song is Sunflower’s longest running program and a Sunflower family favorite for over 25 years.
Sunflower Play Pack (all membership levels)
Sing & Play, Zoom Buddies, Just for Littles and Nature Players will receive 1 box full of age-appropriate materials for your children to keep each month – no two months will be the same. Sustainers will receive 2 boxes each month. No-contact pick up will be available. Shipping can be arranged and paid for separately if desired.
Virtual Small Group Play & Shares with Sunflower Teachers (Zoom Buddies, Nature Players, Sustainers)
Join up to 2 virtual small group sessions each week. These 30-minute playdates are full of interactive play and exploration with our Sunflower teachers. Each session has no more than 5 children or Zoom windows to keep everyone engaged and connected.
Sunflower Play Library Borrow Bins (Nature Players, Sustainers)
These bins are filled with a set of age-appropriate materials from the Sunflower Play Library that will stimulate hours of imaginative fun. Nature Players and Sustainers can borrow up to 1 bin at a time up to 2 times per month. No-contact pick-up will be available on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Virtual Small Group Play & Share Playdates with Susan (Nature Players, Sustainers)
This 30-min interactive hang-out with Sunflower Director and Founder Susan Caruso happens once a week for groups of only 5 children or Zoom windows (to include families of children) each. Depending on the needs of the children, sessions could include but not be limited to: dancing with stuffed animals, singing, fruit sharing, modeling crowns, good news and bad news stories, hide and seek, reading and sharing books by the children, and always an abundance of silly fun, bonding and togetherness.
Weekly Sunflower Connection for Parents with Annette (all membership levels except Sing & Play)
Every week, parents get time to have fun! They’ll connect with other Sandbox members led in an informal discussion by Annette, a longtime Sunflower teacher and mother of Sunflower students. Groups of 5 to 10 parents will meet over Zoom for an hour to talk about anything and everything.
The Shire and Seedlings Playscape Access (Just for Littles, Nature Players, Sustainers)
This private session of play, freedom, fresh air, and joy on The Shire (for 0-3-year-olds) and The Seedlings Playscape (3-year-olds and up plus babies in arms) is a favorite benefit of Sandbox families! Our outdoor spaces are filled with thrilling hands-on nature play for your children. There are trees for climbing, sand piles for digging, fruits for picking and eating, tire swings for swinging, and more invitations for your child – and her or his imagination – to run wild! We offer 2 hours of private play time for you and your family or you and your group of up to 10 humans, including babies. Two adults must be in attendance at all times.
Weekly Susan Time for Parents (Sustainers)
A weekly one hour Zoom get-together to pick Susan’s brain and find support in the shared wisdom of other parents as we go deeply into life with each other and our precious children in these extraordinary times. These opportunities to connect have been incredibly impactful for our Sandbox parents and leave parents feeling heard, hopeful and in community together.