Farm Raised

A Creative Co-Op for Kids!

 

All parents want a better world for their children. Everyone wants a healthier planet. Imagine that by creating a space for meaningful collaboration and creative problem-solving, a farm could become the classroom for the next generation!

Eat / Grow / Make

What is Farm Raised?

Farm Raised is an enrichment program for children ages 3-8 providing daily hands-on educational programming modeling the ethos of a one-room schoolhouse through the exploration of The Ecology Center’s village with parent cooperatives for ages 3-6 and a home school site for ages 7-8.

Every day on our 28-acre certified organic farm our children will experience interconnectivity, collaboration, imagination, and inspiration with loving guidance by our village of Waldorf-inspired teachers, farmers, bakers, chefs, artisans, and parents. Children develop a love for learning, while actively nourishing the community, catalyzing a profound and lasting change in our relationship between people and the planet.

Daily Activities: Ages 3-6

Parent Cooperatives - 3-6 years

9:00 Welcome, outdoor free play, and farm chores (chickens and children’s garden)
9:40 Story, poems, music, movement, and games
10:00 Quick snack: fruits and veggies from the farm!
10:15 Meet and work alongside a farmer, chef, or maker!
12:00 Lunch: featuring fruits and veggies from the farm; Lunch conversation starts with sharing observations, reflections, and appreciations from the day
12:30 Quiet arts
1:00 Pick up

BASICS - Farm Raised meets Monday -Thursday, 9am - 1pm
- We will meet at The Ecology Center.
- Scholarships available.

Daily Site Fee: Monday - Thursday 9am-1pm: $100/ day
Crafternoon: Monday- Wednesday 1:15-3:15 $40/ day
*paid for monthly
*scholarships available upon request

Daily Activities- Ages 7-8

Home School Site - 7-8 years

9:00 Welcome, outdoor free play, and farm chores (chickens and children’s garden)
9:40 Morning lesson, poems, music, movement, and games
10:00 Quick snack: fruits and veggies from the farm! 10:15 Meet and work alongside a farmer, chef, or maker! 12:00 Lunch: featuring fruits and veggies from the farm; Lunch conversation starts with sharing observations, reflections, and appreciations from the day
12:30 Quiet arts
1:00 Pick up

BASICS - Farm Raised meets Monday -Thursday, 9am - 1pm. - 2 Fridays/ month are outing days - hiking, surfing, or visiting local cultural centers - We will meet at The Ecology Center. - Scholarships available.

Site Fee $12,250 / child / year ($350/week) *scholarships available upon request

Open Studio

On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays we will offer “Open Studio” from 1:15 to 3:15.

Open Studio is an enrichment workshop built around the happenings on the farm, designed to dig depeer into hands-on projects alongside our collective of makers and artisans.

COST $40 / Day / child
*Scholarships available upon request

Every education is self-education, and as teachers we can only provide the environment for children’s self-education. We have to provide the most favorable conditions where, through our agency, children can educate themselves according to their own destinies.” -Rudolf Steiner

 

For an application, please email farmraised@theecologycenter.org

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Meet our Teachers!

Gregory has taught professionally for twenty-five years. He has degrees in Art Studies, Elementary Education and Special Education, but it was fatherhood and his two daughters, Emily and Sophia, that led him to Waldorf Education. Gregory has worked since 1996 as a Waldorf Teacher.

Colleen holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, and Waldorf Certification from Antioch University New England (2009). She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sound Recording Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Guitar Performance from SUNY Fredonia (2002).