Testimonials

The following notes and excerpts are from parents whose children have participated in Earthroots classes from 2004 to the present. Please let us know if you would like to speak with a parent from our Forest Kindergarten, Homeschool Field Class, Summer Camp or Toddlers in the Garden classes.

Jodi Levine
(949) 709-5777

P.S. This link takes you to a yelp review of our Toddlers in the Garden class.

P.P.S. This link takes you to a review of the Homeschool Field Class at www.womantalk.org.

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“Earthroots Field School has been an amazing part of our homeschool journey. The instructors have both incredible warmth and great skill. They’ve helped my child to grow as a person and as a young naturalist.”

-Homeschool Parent, Spring 2018

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“In my opinion, Forest Kindergarten is the perfect educational format for early childhood education. The rhythm provides autonomy for the children but also an expected schedule. The projects are simple yet fun and are good for all ages. Each instructor adds their own personal thought to the classes which makes each semester unique.”

-Sarah Beck, Fall 2016

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“It [Forest Kindergarten] exceeded my expectations in every area! The teachers are amazing! I love the location and that the class meets, rain or shine!”

-Katherine L.  June 2015

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“[My son] has grown tremendously this semester. New friends, confidence, knowledge of outdoors, enjoys nature more….”

-Carrie F., June 2014

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“I love how the different [meeting] locations push me out of my comfort zone. Some places were a challenge for me personally. The rhythm, content, blankets, songs, etc really ground our day. The length [of class] is great; we often stayed later.”

-Sara P. May 2013

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“Our family has grown so much in our outdoor abilities and knowledge. I believe our weekly commitment to Earthroots [Homeschool Field Class] and the loving and enriching environment has provided us with a solid foundation in nature awareness. 

-Anonymous, Spring 2012

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“I would wholeheartedly recommend forest  kindergarten to friends and family and have! There is no program like it and the value my kids and I get out of the class time is immeasurable.”

-Maura, Spring 2012

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“I love the education value of this program! The story and songs really add a lot and my son enjoys them tremendously.”

-Jaimie M., Fall 2011

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“We loved Earthroots!!! I say “we” because although I could have dropped off my daughter and had time alone, the option of staying and learning and exploring with her was ALWAYS better!!!”

-Christine L., June 2011

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 “Two thumbs up, way way way up!!!!!!! Your program has been life changing for our family and has let us get to know such marvelous places. Just wonderful.”

-Homeschool Parent, Spring 2011

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“Excellent educational value – not just for kids, but also parents. I learned a lot and have become more involved in gardening and outdoor activities with my kids since taking the class with my child.”

-Toddlers in the Garden Parent, Spring 2011

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“Amazing-not only did the class fulfill our charter school’s science requirement, but it gave my children a knowledge and love for the environment of Southern California they could not have gotten from any book, video, or lecture. They’ve gone on to educate their friends about native plants and animals, which has been such a joy to watch, and they are always eager to tell me and their father about the latest knowledge they’ve gained. This type of hands-on, interesting and flexible learning fits our homeschooling style perfectly.”

-Anonymous, Survey Monkey, June 2010

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“I do not believe that my child can receive an education like this any where else in the world. I believe that not only the curriculum where she has learned so much about our world, but also the freedom with which she has been allowed to learn will carry her for the rest of her life. She will forever be joyful over new discoveries. She has learned to learn on her own and she has found that there are rich rewards in knowledge. I believe wholeheartedly that my child is immensely blessed to have the privilege of Earthroots.”

-Anonymous, Survey Monkey, June 2010

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“I believe the program [Homeschool Field Class] is teaching Tommy to be a caring and responsible individual to all living things and to do his part in keeping our environment clean.”

-Suzy S., June 2009

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“I really liked the discovering of new places and the fact that Liam had positive outdoor experiences relating to nature and the interaction with other children. I particularly like Jodi’s positive influence on the entire program. It’s been a pleasure to observe and be a part of.”

-Karina P. June 2009

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“Just wanted to say thank you for the Afternoon Adventures class. My son really enjoyed the different experiences he had over the session and I’m happy that he had an opportunity to do all the neat things he did.

I also wanted to say that I appreciated the way that you handled behavior issues over
the weeks whenever he was difficult or challenging. Not everyone has the
patience or the skill. Some get overwhelmed by him. But you were able to
keep your calm and maintain control of the situation. You’re doing a great job and I wish you well.”

-Tracy B., October 2008

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“I really like all of the concepts, especially the “invisible classroom,” and the idea of a rich, sensory educational environment.  I’m so happy that Earthroots provides that for my girls.”

-Lavender, November 2007

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“Thank you for providing my son such a wonderful experience today. He could not stop talking about what a delightful place the garden was as well as all the cool things you guys talked about. While we were there he showed me the worm compost, told me more about the fairies that live at the garden, about the luscious carrots you guys picked…”Mom, they were the best carrots I’ve ever had!!!”. Thank you for sharing your passion with my son, and for touching his soul in such a kind way. Needless to say, he can’t wait to come to the next class.”

-Monica B., January 2005

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“Thanks for a great field trip! The girls said it was the best field trip ever and they can’t wait to do it again. Noelle even wants to build a beach in our backyard!”

-Sitarra M., April 2004