Roots & Shoots

Pregnancy through Toddler

Roots & 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 & 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.

Playtime

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.

Singing

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.

Observation

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.

Camaraderie

Roots & 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 and potty training, to establishing healthy sleep (for all!) and beyond, lively discussions are guaranteed. Parents find the insights from one another invaluable.


2023-24 Classes

Information for the 2023-24 program is included below.
For more information, please CLICK HERE to submit an Inquiry Form and the Program Director will be in touch.

Please Note: ECE Programs are not eligible for tuition assistance, with the exception of the 5-Day Kindergarten program.

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OLDER BABY CLASS (Mondays)

    • Day/Time: Mondays 3 – 4:30 pm
    • Age: Pregnancy to 3 months (by June 1)

Spring 2024:

    • Dates: Apr 8 – May 20
    • Cost: $270 (7 classes)

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OLDER BABY CLASS (Tuesdays)

    • Day/Time: Tuesdays 3 – 4:30pm
    • Age: 3 months – 11 months (by June 1)

Winter 2024:

    • Dates: Jan 9 – Mar 19 (no class Feb 20)
    • Cost: $380 (10 classes)

Spring 2024:

    • Dates: Apr 9 – Jun 4
    • Cost: $340 (9 classes)

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YOUNGER TODDLER CLASS

  • Day/Time: Wednesdays 9:15 – 11:15am
    • Outdoor Class (one adult to accompany child)
  • Age: 1 year – 1 year 6 months (by June 1)

Winter 2024:

    • Dates: Jan 10 – Mar 20 (no class Feb 21)
    • Cost: $440 (10 classes)

Spring 2024:

    • Dates: Apr 10 – Jun 5
    • Cost: $395 (9 classes)

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OLDER TODDLER CLASS (Mondays)

  • Day/Time: Mondays 9:15 – 11:15am
    • Outdoor Class (one adult to accompany child)
  • Age: 1 year 6 months – 1 year 11 months (by June 1)

Winter 2024:

    • Dates: Jan 22 – Mar 18 (no class Feb 19)
    • Cost: $355 (8 classes)

Spring 2024:

    • Dates: Apr 8 – May 20
    • Cost: $310 (7 classes)

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OLDER TODDLER CLASS (Tuesdays)

  • Day/Time: Tuesdays 9:15 – 11:15am
    • Outdoor Class (one adult to accompany child)
  • Age: 1 year 6 months – 1 year 11 months (by June 1)

Winter 2024:

    • Dates: Jan 9 – Mar 19 (no class Feb 20)
    • Cost: $440 (10 classes)

Spring 2024:

    • Dates: Apr 9 – Jun 4
    • Cost: $395 (9 classes)