LifeWays® programs recognize that human relationship and activity are the essential tools for all foundational skills for life. In infancy and early childhood, daily life experience is the “curriculum” through which your child experiences healthy life rhythms and routines. Beauty, comfort, security, and connection to the living world of nature form the basis for the “Living Arts:”
- Domestic Arts—Children find joy in the practical and meaningful activities of daily life, laying a foundation for future academic skills, initiative and purpose.
- Nurturing Arts—Your child will be nourished with natural foods, hair brushing, calming foot baths, daily outdoor time, and rest for full-day children.
- Social Arts—Mixed-age groupings foster a secure relationship with the primary caregiver over time and provide the opportunity to be both a younger and older “sibling.”
- Creative Arts—Imaginative play is enriched by story telling, puppet shows, artistic activities, crafts, music and singing.
Tuesday – Friday or Wednesday – Friday. We have limited slots for the Wednesday-Friday offering (hours are from 9am-12:15pm or 9am-1:15pm for returning students)
Acknowledgment of Harm
At Little Root we acknowledge we are in a process of learning about harm done to people who identify as BIPOC (black, brown, indigenous, people of color). We lean into understanding how early childhood education has historically harmed BIPOC children and we seek to prevent harm from happening here at Little Root. In studies conducted by Yale University showed that Black children are three times more likely to be expelled from preschool than their white peers. Additionally children with learning disabilities are expelled from preschool at the rate of 5.4% vs. 1.2% of children without disabilities. We believe in courageous conversations both as staff and as a community as well as creating a bias free experience for children.