Experience the Joy of Nature-Rich Learning with A Barefoot Education

Explore the many ways to connect children to nature, both in the classroom and at home, so that they may discover the endless wonders of our planet Earth, and nurture the gratitude born from this powerful connection.  

*Check the Calendar for current offerings at the Studio, and visit the Private Workshops page to explore other scheduling options at your location or at Rosemont Studio Collective.


Workshops for Teachers, Parents, & Caregivers

*click on workshop title for additional information on the workshop topic

Nature in the Classroom Collection

The object of Nature Education in early childhood is to help children fall in love with the natural wonders of the world and this happens through spending time and play in and around elements of nature. When you can't get out to explore the wider world, bring nature to your classroom, schoolyard, and home playroom through decor & design techniques, toys & other learning materials, and projects & activities that inspire curiosity about and affection for our planet earth. Most workshops range from 1.5 - 2.5 hrs at 25$ - 35$ per person and include activity guides & planning sheets and something special from nature (and PD training certificates for teachers). Current workshops include:

 

Yoga in the Classroom Collection

Young children need to move their bodies to learn like they need air to breathe. As an adult, this can be both joyful and exhausting. Through Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness, learn how to tip the scales toward joy as you share a regular yoga practice with the children in your life. No prior yoga experience is necessary for these collaborative workshops designed and taught with Cayce Lannon and the folks at Maine Yoga Kids, with whom we share our studio space. Workshops range from 1.5 hrs - 3.5 hrs at 20$ - 45$ per person and include our custom-designed packet of resources and activity guides (and PD training certificates for teachers). Current workshops include:

  • A Teacher's Guide
  • Mindful Breathing
  • Zen Play: Exploring Yoga, Mindfulness & Meditation
  • ABC's of Yoga: Active & Playful Literacy Development
  • Making & Using Yoga Stones

Seed-to-Table Explorations Collection

Help the children in your care develop a healthy relationship with food right from the start by investigating the seed to table process through shared literary and culinary adventures! Give kids early and regular exposure to a diversity of locally available, seasonally grown foods and discover the joy of cooking together in the classroom and at home. Most workshops range from 1.5 - 2.5 hrs at 25$ - 35$ per person and include recipes, activity guides & planning sheets (and PD training certificates for teachers). Current workshops include:

  • Celebrating Harvest Season
  • Kids in the Kitchen
  • The Children's Garden

 

The DIY Classroom & Playroom Collection

Get crafty, develop your Maker's Mindset, and create beautiful handmade toys and other materials for the children in your life using items found in nature or rescued from the recycle bin! Most workshops are 1.5 hrs at 25$ per person and include all supplies (and PD training certificates for teachers). Current workshops include:

 

Personality & Learning Style Collection

John Locke once said that all human beings are born with a blank slate on which experience is written, and while I wholeheartedly believe this is true, I also believe that everyone's slate looks a little bit different from the next. Discover how to harness the strengths of your own personality and better support the unique personalities of the children in your care as you strive to create learning environments and opportunities that promote success for all learning styles. Most workshops range from 1.5 - 2.5 hrs at 25$ - 35$ per person and include a bundle of resources and my custom-designed evaluation tools & activity guides (and PD training certificates for teachers). Current workshops include:

Check the Calendar for current offerings at the Studio, and visit the Private Workshops page to explore other scheduling options at your location or at Rosemont Studio Collective.