Fall 2020 programs are running virtually with online and home-based activities.
For Spring 2021, we are planning to have in-person and online programs with home-based activities.
“My son has an ever-surprising growing knowledge of our world and its co-inhabitants. Wonderful educational value.”Homeschool Parent, Spring 2018
“Earthroots has done a FABULOUS job in this transition! We hope some online classes continue in the fall for those who are interested.”Homeschool Parent, Spring 2020
Classes for Fall 2020 will be held on Mondays.
Join Earthroots instructors Raz Allen and Monica Martinez for a one-of-a-kind, nature connection journey. Earthroots distance learning option for Forest Kindergarten families meets one day each week via zoom supported with mailed kits. Your child will be inspired to discover nature surrounding them at home and be guided to create wild crafts.
Experiences may include: tracking animals, learning about watershed health and the water cycle, rainwater harvesting, native plant identification and uses for making tools and shelter, growing food organically, and cooking with what we grow.
We learn how our individual actions impact the world around us.
Aug 24 First Class for Fall
Sept 7–NO CLASS Labor Day
Sept 28–NO CLASS Yom Kippur
Nov 23–NO CLASS Thanksgiving Break
Dec 21–NO CLASS Holiday Break
Dec 28–NO CLASS Holiday Break
Jan 25 First Class for Spring
Feb 15–NO CLASS President’s Weekend
May 31–NO CLASS Memorial Day
Each week we explore themes of
- Village Life
- Nature Journaling
- Identify Animal Tracks
- Make a Mini Earthen House
- Life Cycles of the Honeybee
- Organic Gardening
- Native Plant Identification
- Ancestral Skills
Rhythm of the Day
10-11:15 am | Morning Session via Zoom songs, nature games, story/lesson of the day, introducing today’s project, closing song
11:15 -2:00 pm | Snack break, go outside to explore, work on the craft or project of the day, have lunch, nature journal
We recommend parents read Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature by Jon Young to get an inside glimpse of Earthroots mentoring philosophies.
As participants gain experience, knowledge and care for our earth, they are able to share their outdoor skills and nature awareness with family and friends. Homeschool class graduates are often empowered to successfully lead their loved ones on journeys that were inspired by their time with Earthroots.
Each week we explore themes of Wilderness Awareness, Ecological Gardening, Natural Building, Natural Crafts and Whole Food Cooking through hands-on, outdoor activities.
Children ages 3-6 years old.
We strive to maintain a ratio of no more than 7 students: 1 Earthroots Mentor
Online via zoom
Dates and Time
10-11:15 am | Mondays
Send a deposit of $200 to hold your spot or full payment with completed enrollment form (per family) and completed medical and release forms (per person).
- 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 online Select the button at the bottom of this page to complete the registration form online and mail a hard copy or email scanned copy of medical release form.
- Register by email Send payment via Paypal to [email protected] Scan and email Enrollment Form & Medical Release Forms to [email protected]. Please bring hard copies to class.
Forms and payment need 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 the class. Late registration may be accepted if space is available with an additional fee of $25 up to 2 business days before class.
One Session (8 weeks) tuition for one day per week is $440 for first child/$400 per sibling.
Prepay for the full year in advance $1,600 for first child/$1,440 per sibling.
To hold your child’s space in a class, please send a Deposit of $200 at the time of enrollment. The remainder of the total class tuition fees due will be paid by the first day of the semester or when agreed upon, in monthly installments starting the first month of the semester.
By enrolling as a session participant, you receive a discounted price because you are committing to the program. In doing so, you agree to pay for each class offered in that semester; you are responsible to pay for all 8 classes. Make the most out of your Earthroots experience, come to class!
Please inquire about monthly installment rates.
If you prefer to pick and choose the classes you will be attending, you will need to pay the higher “Drop In” rate.
Charter School Rates
$480 per child/$440 per sibling per session
Charter school funds are paid monthly via Purchase Orders
Inquiries welcome at [email protected]
$60 per child per class
Drop-in classes are available for you to attend on an occasional basis, based on space available, however, we do ask that your child plan to attend for a complete topic session (usually 2-4 consecutive classes) so that your child receives all of the information and instruction needed to most completely benefit from our Earthroots programs. We are happy to share with you the topics and weeks that we have scheduled for each semester. Please contact Staci Hansen at [email protected] for more information.
If you have younger or older siblings who do not fall within the class age range (6-14 years old) and who would like to have their own set of materials, please let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your request with a materials fee adequate to cover expenses. Siblings within the age group of the class (ages 6-14) will be considered Drop-In students and charged as indicated above.
*a limited number of scholarships are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, please email us for details.
With the intention to open more opportunities for leaders of the future from all backgrounds to come together and learn from each other in peace, Earthroots Field School will always have scholarship space in its programs for black, indigenous, children of color.
We offer one full scholarship for BIPOC in addition to our partial scholarships for those in need.
The deadline to apply for scholarships is Monday, August 3.
Please email completed scholarship forms to: