Roots and Shoots parent-child classes for infants and toddlers provide a peaceful and nurturing experience for both the parent and the child. Many of the questions facing parents today are explored in a spirit of inquiry and mutual respect. Parents find a community of sharing and support.
The Early Years
The first years of a child’s life are full of a phenomenal amount of growth and learning. Roots and Shoots classes offer support and guidance for families as they begin to establish routines that encourage the healthy development of the growing child. These classes provide a place, week after week, for children to enrich their world beyond their family circle.
Each Class offers an open time for the child to explore free play. The toys and equipment are carefully chosen to encourage healthy movement and imagination. Children have the opportunity to grow their capacities as they explore new movements and practice old ones, such as climbing over a bridge, changing a doll’s clothes or pouring water from a watering can.
Traditional nursery rhymes, simple finger games and seasonal songs are shared throughout the morning. Circle time encourages adults and children to laugh and cuddle, to be silly, as well as sincere. Songs aid the children in making transitions from one activity to another.
Through the adults’ quiet observation- both guided and spontaneous- of the children as they explore their surroundings, parents deepen their own intuitive knowledge and discover new ways of seeing the children.
Roots and Shoots classes are a great way to meet other parents and share the humbling trials and tribulations of parenting a young child in today’s ever-changing world. From the first steps to first foods, potty training to establishing healthy sleep (for all!), and beyond, lively discussions are guaranteed. Parents find the insights from one another invaluable.
We offer both Fall (Sept-Dec) and Spring (Jan-May) classes. Costs range from $570 to $740 per session, depending on the number of classes per session.
Choose from a Monday or Friday Class, 1:30-3pm
For Pregnancy through age 8 months (as of September 1).
Choose from a Wednesday or Thursday Class, 3-4:30pm
For ages 8-15 months (as of September 1).
For ages 15 months to 2 years (as of September 1).
Choose from a Monday or Tuesday Class, 9-11am
For ages 2 to 2 1/2 years (as of September 1, 2022).
Public Registration for classes opens in December. In the meantime, feel free to fill out our inquiry form to receive more information.