Most educational opportunities for young people today are focused solely on academics within
four classroom walls. Research suggests the benefits of outdoor learning help children develop
skills important to succeeding in life, as well as school, including:
Enthusiasm for Learning
Adventures in Learning programs have been developed with these skills in mind. Our learning
adventures encourage all farm goers to take risks to build confidence while harnessing the
therapeutic power of connecting with furry, feathered, and human friends. We offer learning
opportunities for the littlest learners through adults.
All educational opportunities at Adventures in Learning are rooted in respect…respect for ourselves and others, as well as for the natural world around us and our animal friends.
ADVENTURES IN LEARNING
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“Education is growth. Education is not a preparation for life: education is life itself.”
American Philosopher & Leader of Progressive Education Movement
What Families Are Saying
Farm school is a small-size, hands-on outdoor, multi-age, STEM learning program. It fills a need for those looking for a non-traditional classroom and non-traditional teacher. There is nothing else in Ashland, or even nearby towns that serves this need. At about 3 years old, my son was able to recite that “water” and “wheelbarrow” start with the letter W. He knew this because he used both that day at school. For him personally, this type of active learning helped him retain that knowledge much better than weeks of practicing on paper or doing an alphabet puzzle at a desk.
Mimi (Mom of a Little Farmer)
WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE FARM
Early Education and Care License
We have exciting news! Earlier this year, we began the process to have the Little Farmers School and After School on the Farm licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). We’ve received our provisional license. We are so proud to be the first completely outdoor school in the area to have been issued this license.