Early Childhood Programs
At Seeds of Joy Village, play is seen as serious work because it is through play that children discover, explore, learn to think creatively, solve problems and develop social skills. These skills build the foundation for successful learning in later grades. Children at Seeds of Joy Village grow up in a respectful and positive environment with a loving teacher and role models worthy of imitation. They learn to trust that the world is a place of beauty, truth and goodness.
Seeds of Joy Village has always been immersed in nature, with the majority of the day taking place out in the woods.
Our morning mixed-age class is 4-half days (M-Th) from 9am-12pm and is for children who are 3-6 years old. The mixed-age class creates a large family structure where older children can become aware of the needs of those younger, and the younger learn from the older children. The children garden, take nature walks, sing, recite verses and poems, free play, participate in arts & crafts, enjoy a wholesome snack and rest during storytelling. We are currently accepting applications for the Fall of 2023. If interested, please click here
Our afternoon mixed-age class is 4-days (M-Th) from 12pm-3pm, lunch is eaten together around the table, followed by activities such as arts and crafts, games, gardening, nature walks, cultural enrichment and periods of free play. The afternoon class is a perfect choice for children who enjoy spending afternoons in nature, playing with friends. We are accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year. If interested, please click here
Full Day Class
Seeds of Joy Village is pleased to offer expanded hours for the mixed-age class to include a 4-full day option (M-Th) from 9am-3pm. This flexible schedule is designed to accommodate the needs of working families and children who are ready for a full-day program. Families now have the option to pick up their children at lunchtime or at 3pm. We are currently accepting applications for the Fall of 2023. If interested, please click here
Parent / Child Class
Our Parent/Child classes offers parents and their children (ages
18 months to 3 years old) an opportunity to come together once a week in a warm and nurturing setting. In class, we share insights about life with a toddler through lively class discussions. This structured program includes free play, circle time, songs and poems, a wholesome snack and story time. In this way, teachers and parents work together to provide a model of what community means for young children. Class sessions run for 6-weeks, meeting on Fridays from 10-12pm. If interested please click here (space is limited).