Place Based Preschool: Spring
I am thrilled to work with children to expand their experience with two things I am passionate about: nature and creativity. Every session we explore together through play, investigations, art, and stories. The place based model helps children feel a sense of place by connecting and learning about the world around them. That can mean the natural world, their local town, the local bird population, or anything around them. The plan with the preschool sessions is to gather once a season to explore a topic within our “place.” I also enjoy asking the children to interpret what they learn through art (inspired by Reggio Emilia philosophy.) I have so much fun that I want to keep the experience; hence, the blog! The blog includes post from the place based sessions or other ways and ideas to share an appreciation for nature and creativity. The program is for 4 and 5 year old children. Enjoy!
This spring we will have a six week session and meet every Thursday from 9:30-10:30 from May 2nd to June 7th. The class can hold approximately 8 children. We will meet in our classroom area at the Merrymeeting Arts Center or in a local natural area (TBD.) Enrollment is appreciated by April 30th. Families can register with the instructor or by contacting Merrymeeting Arts Center ( www.merrymeetingartscenter.org )
The topic for the spring session is still evolving; however, if you want a taste of our activity please feel free to peruse this blog.