2-day Homeschool Program
The Earthroots 2-Day Homeschool Program is a school year long program running from August through May. In this program, ecology based lessons integrate content from core academic areas. Language arts, social studies, science, and math are incorporated into seasonal, nature based lessons that focus on ancestral skills.
How did our ancestors get what they needed to survive?
Ancestral Skills are skills that were practiced and used by our ancestors in daily life. When these skills are developed in childhood, familiarity with the natural world becomes second nature, like acquiring a first language. The learning and practice of these skills reawakens our deep, ancestral connection to Earth. We have been living this way forever!
Each class is taught in context of specific seasonal changes and observations, such as harvesting acorns in the fall, harvesting nettle in winter, or observing birds in the spring.
WHO: Children from Kindergarten through 6th grade.
WHERE: Our classes meet in the canyon areas of eastern Orange County. Please contact [email protected] for the specific drop off location. For the privacy of the area residents and our students the location is not posted on our website. We frequently take field trips to other locations.
WHEN: Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 AM – 3:15 PM.
The school day starts at 9am (drop off 8:45-8:55) and ends at 3:00pm (pick-up 3:00-3:15).
Classes begin on August 29th.
This program is a drop off program and is not designed for additional family members to attend.
Cost for One Child
Paid in Full $5,760 Charter School Funds/Payment Plan $6,000
Cost per additional Sibling
Paid in Full $5,560 Charter School Funds/Payment Plan $5,800
To set up a payment plan, please email us at [email protected].
Earthroots is an approved vendor for the charter schools on this list.
*Note: OC Parks, CA State Parks and other locations have parking fees not included in the cost of class.
A Typical Day
9:00am – 9:30am
Hike to the day’s location
9:30 – 10am
10:00am – 11:00am
11:00am – 12:30pm
Main Lesson (students are divided into developmentally appropriate groups for this portion the day. The students are in mixed-age groups a majority of the day)
12:30 pm -2:30 pm
Unstructured Free Time (instructors are present to interact and help students during this time of child-led activity)
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Quiet Sit and Journaling
2:45 pm – 3 pm
Hike to Pick-up Location
3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Earthroots is committed to creating nature connection opportunities for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) participants. We are offering two full BIPOC Scholarships for this program.
It is Earthroots Field School’s policy and pleasure to make scholarship space available in its programs for those in need.