Toddlers in the Garden

Earthroots is proud to announce a revival of one of our all-time favorite classes:

Toddlers in the Garden!
Dig your hands into rich garden soil with your toddler every Tuesday with experienced gardeners and nature connection teachers. Grow delicious organic vegetables from seed, learn to develop healthy soil and compost, and make nutritious snacks with the living food you harvest. Give your child a rich outdoors experience every week NOW while their brains and bodies are developing.

IMG_4517This is a great introduction to outdoor learning in a fun and engaging environment with other toddlers and nature-loving parents.  South Laguna Beach is one of our coastal treasures with lovely beaches and nature trails close to the South Laguna Community Garden! Every class will follow a rhythmic structure that will hold and support the young children (and adults). In addition to gardening, there will be guided nature walks on local trails and beaches, art-making, singing, game-playing, and oral story-telling. Come prepared to explore and adventure with your little one in a safe and beautiful environment.

img_2359Classes are located in south Laguna Beach for toddlers 1-3 years old with his/her parent or care-giver. Each seasonal session is 6 weeks long: Fall, Winter, Spring I, and Spring II.

Parents will need to bring sun hat, sunscreen, water, healthy snack and lunch. Younger siblings are welcome with attentive parent supervision and at the discretion of the instructor.

Classes will be led by Kat Cobb and assisted by Cyndi McGregor. Kat is an avid gardener who studied at Cordon Bleu and has worked as a professional personal chef in the greater Los Angeles area. She delights in growing her own food and creating delicious meals for her husband and two children.

The rhythm of the day will include opening and closing circles full of song and movement. Be prepared to sing and model active participation for your young one.

Circle Time
Snack
Garden Activity, Nature Exploration or Art Project
Lunch
Story
Closing Circle

Who:        Toddlers 1-3 years old with Parents/Care-Givers.
When:      10am-1pm Tuesdays
Four, 6-week sessions will be offered during the 2016-17 school year
Session I: Sept/Oct
Session II: Nov/Dec
Session III: Feb/March
Session IV: April/May
Where:    South Laguna Community Garden and local parks & beaches
Pricing:   Participants may enroll for a six week session, or for a full year
                    *$1200/year (All 4 sessions = 24 classes for first child)
                      or $310/each 6 week session
                    *$1,125/year (All 4 sessions=24 classes for sibling)
                      or $290/each 6 week session
How:        Please submit completed enrollment form (one per family) and completed medical and release forms (one per person attending class) as indicated below. Minimum payment due at time of registration–$310 or $290 respectively. Balance due prior to first day of class:

  • Register by mail Send check and one Enrollment Form per family and one Medical Release Form per person to Earthroots PO Box 504 Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678.
  • Register by email Send payment via Paypal to payments@earthrootsfieldschool.org  Scan and email Enrollment Form & Medical Release Forms to info@earthrootsfieldschool.org. Please bring hard copies to class.
  • Forms and payment needs to be received at least one week prior to class. Your registration is complete only when we have received Payment and Forms in our office. Registration is due at least one week in advance of class. Late registration may be accepted if space is available with an additional fee of $25 up to 2 business days before class.