EARTHLINGS OUTDOOR PLAYSCHOOL (ages 3 – 5) Meeting the goals of early childhood development through a farm-based education model.
2020 Summer Session – NOW OPEN (June 8th through August 28th)
Morning classes available Monday – Friday 9:00 – 12:00
Afternoon classes available Monday – Thursday 1:00 – 4:00
Early Care 8:00 – 9:00 am
Mid Day Hour 12:00 -1:00 pm
*Children must be potty trained
We believe children are innately curious and it is our job to learn and discover alongside them.
Our unique and ever changing environment allows children to engage in all five senses.By listening to their questions and observing their curiosities we are able to create a curriculum that inspires each individual child as well as the class as a whole. The ever changing environment and all it’s loose parts encourages creativity and divergent thinking - all through the magical world of discovery and play.
Each day, children spend time in focus groups. The small groups allow for a deep dive into the workings of the farm, with a heavy focus on our farm animals, and creates endless opportunities for our emergent, discovery based curriculum to come alive.
The impact of learning and engaging in the outdoors extends past the gates of Connolly Ranch as children develop an authentic connection to nature. Through feeding and taking care of the animals, planting and trying new foods, designing and building forts with peers, hiking further than they ever had before or simply reading a book under the fig tree, allows children to take risks, build confidence and learn the importance of empathy, communication and community.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If you need to cancel a registration, a refund may be issued - minus a cancellation fee - provided cancellation takes place at least 8 days before the start date of the program enrolled in. Alternatively, we can transfer the amount paid - minus a lesser cancellation fee - to a new registration or hold as a credit for a future Connolly Ranch program, again provided cancellation takes place at least 8 days before the program start date. If cancellation takes place 8-14 days before the program start date, the cancellation fee for refund is 50%, and for credit is 25%; if cancellation takes place 15 days prior to the program start date or earlier, the cancellation fee for refund is 20%, and for credit is 10%. If cancellation takes place less than 8 days before the program start date, no refund will be issued.