PARENT & BABY PROGRAM
"The web of life both cradles us and calls us to weave it further." - Joanna Macy
Fresh Air Learning is excited to be offering a unique nature connection program specifically designed for parents and their babies. Join us and other like-minded families for a 10 month nature connection journey with your child. With the lens of village building to support young families, we will weave together Forest School philosophy, nature-based crafts and skills, community building, nature mindfulness and gentle movement and song in nature.
This program will also host seasonal speakers and facilitators on postpartum mental and physical health as well as nature-based yoga teachers.
"I love having an opportunity to play outside with other people who regularly attend. I like connecting with the other parents. It feels like a community." - Program Parent
A TYPICAL SESSION
Our day begins with a song as we welcome everyone into our circle, then we head off into the forest.
We will connect with nature through sensory and mindfulness activities for parents and children, experiencing the forest in all weather and enjoying the company of others who are at the same stage of life. Through discussions and presentations by community resource people, we will learn more about nourishing body and soul during the early years of your child's life.
What will you learn over the course of a year at forest school? You will have many opportunities to gently expand you physical capacity and resilience, social-emotional connections to community, and feel more connected to the land and each other.
PROGRAM OPTION 2020 - 2021
Parent & Baby
(Child under 20 months for the duration of program and worn in a carrier)
Wed AM 10-12 *Lynn Canyon
*Deposit: in 2020/2021 the deposit has been included in the total program fees.
1st program payment is due upon registration. Non-refundable.
September 2020 - June 2021
$1165/year ~ $116.5/month
3 payments: August 1 ~ $330
December 1 ~ $330
March 1 ~ $330
If fees pose a financial challenge for your family, please contact us about scholarship funds or alternative payment schedules BEFORE YOU REGISTER. Contact Katrina:
Alumni registration Feb 10th @ 8AM
Email for us for access code:
New family registration Feb 24th @ 8AM
Andrea has been working with Fresh Air Learning since early 2015 and volunteered as a parent for 2 years before that. She has a degree in special education and has been working with elementary and preschool families for 20 years. She also owns and operates a parent participation music class and teaches yoga. When she's not volunteering with her two kids' various activities you can find her staying fit and getting inspired outside.
Andrea has also taught Fresh Air Learning's popular parent and tot programs for two years and is beloved by parents and children alike. She believes that Fresh Air Learning's programs help build resilience, stamina, personal responsibility, and a deep connection to nature, it is her hope that folks fall in love with nature forever and grow to preserve it. See you in our forest office!