PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Educational opportunities for young children today are limited to those focused solely on academics and within four classroom walls. As an educator and developmental specialist, I recognize the important role outdoor learning and animal interactions play in supporting young learners to succeed in school and life. Programs are built around practices which encourage children to take risks, build confidence, and connect with furry, feathered, and human friends.
Animal Play Groups, Little Farmer's Farm School, Home/Schoolwork Club, After-School and Vacation Classes
This program is completely outdoors and allows children to explore agriculture and farm life. Children collect eggs, groom goats, feed animals, learn how to use simple tools needed to run a farm, and snuggle our resident goats and rabbits.
Children learn, grow, and heal through play and interactions with animals during one on one sessions and social groups. Emphasis is placed on developing practical life, social emotional, and executive functioning skills through interaction with and the care of a variety of animals including chickens, rabbits, and goats.
WHINE WITH GOATS
WHINE with Goats is a unique outdoor parenting and educator training group that combines discussions about topics which relate to raising and educating children with animal snuggles.
PROGRAM REGISTRATION REQUEST
LITTLE FARMER'S FARM SCHOOL
Welcome to Little Farmer's Farm School! This program is completely outdoors and allows learning to occur without the limitations of four walls. Children ages 3-6* years explore agriculture and learn how to use simple tools needed to run a farm. Daily activities will include collecting eggs, feeding, grooming, and caring for goats, rabbits, ducks, and chickens, preparing and working in planting areas, and more. Classes are offered weekdays 9:30-12 (limited to 12-14 children per class with 2 educators).
Example of Daily Schedule
9:30 Arrival Chickens/Ducks/Goats/Mudpies area
10:30 Rabbit Hutches/Compost/Digging area
STEM (STREAM) activities
11:20 Meeting Time with Jobs
11:30 Child's Choice
Chickens/Ducks/Goats/Mudpies or Rabbit Hutches/Compost/Digging or Pond/Planting area
Welcome to Barnyard School/Homework Club! This program is completely outdoors on over an acre and provides a relaxing environment for children to complete school/homework while they snuggle and interact with farm animals. Children and their peers will interact with animals and complete assignments with the support of a certified teacher (K-3) and mom of 2 (17 and 19) who survived years of school/homework battles. Parents choose between 100% farm based learning or 50% farm based and 50% schoolwork.
Children 1-4 years (older siblings welcome) spend an hour on the farm with their grown-ups. Time is spent feeding goats, chickens, ducks, and rabbits, brushing goats, and exploring the farm.
WHINE WITH GOATS
Monthly parenting groups offered on the farm. Parents and guardians interact with animals while discussing a variety of topics around parenting human kids, not to be confused with our furry goat kids!