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A new classroom that extends beyond four walls, into nature!

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CURRICULUM
Dancing Sol assists children in discovering their own gifts and building new strengths, helps them begin to understand who they are as individuals and as members of a community, and mentors them in forming a deep connection with nature.

Dancing Sol’s Nature-based Early Childhood Program provides exceptional quality education for children aged three to five years old in a 4 hour program each day. At Dancing Sol children learn through playing, creating, and discovering the natural world. We teach compassionate social skills and help children uncover the skills to make our world a better place. Your child will form a deep connection with nature as we explore the woods every day.

Our preschool program curriculum includes a comprehensive nature program, including: how to be safe in nature; animal and plant classification, animal signs and behavior, edible and medicinal use of plants, trees, ecology & natural cycles, water, weather, birds & bird language, primitive and survival skills and more. Our curriculum is ever-evolving as we are inspired by what the children directly observe in nature, by the changing seasons, and by our local bio-region’s nature mysteries.

The Dancing Sol curriculum is rich with nature education, and you can expect your child to gain a great deal of additional skills that are behind the scenes. The curriculum builds early literacy skills through storytelling and journal keeping, and introduces children to phonemic awareness through games and play. Science and early math skills are integrated into activities. Students learn to identify and express their own needs, as well as learn self-control and self-regulation. We help children to express themselves through open-ended creative art every day. Children are inspired by a variety of quality art materials, recycled items as well as treasures found in nature.

The children at Dancing Sol are fortunate to have music instruction from our local, talented musician, Dana Abel. Dana’s angelic voice, captivate the children, as they sing and play. She plays her extensive collection of instruments, including accordions, guitars, ukeleles, tin whistle and flute, trombone, flute, bugle, keyboard, and more.

All of these skills are facilitated through an approach that utilizes teachers as facilitators and mentors. The teachers identify the motivation and passion that is within each child, and build and expand on the children’s interests. In this way, the teaching approach is fun, hands-on and experiential and follows children’s interests, needs and learning styles. In many ways, the teaching becomes invisible.

PHILOSOPHY
We believe children learn when they are curious and having fun. They learn through their senses, through active contact with their environment, and most importantly, through play. Dancing Sol inspires this learning environment with a classroom that extends beyond four walls, into nature. Dancing Sol assists children in discovering their own gifts and building new strengths, helps them begin to understand who they are as individuals and as members of a community, and mentors them in forming a deep connection with nature.
To register, or to find out more, please call: 541-357-9559

* Half-day nature-based preschool program, with wrap-around childcare from 8am-3pm
* Two days, three days and five days per week options
* Developmentally appropriate curriculum
* 11 students with 2 instructors (plus guest instructors)

TUITION
Yearly tuition is stated below. You also have the option to pay in ten equal payments from September through June. (Those monthly amounts are shown in parentheses.)
Two days per week: $2300 yearly tuition ($230/mo.)
Three days per week: $3320 yearly tuition ($332/mo.)
Five days per week: $5050 yearly tuition ($505/mo.)

After-care rates are $7.50/hr.
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to hold a space for your child (deposit will be applied toward student’s last month’s tuition).

We accept payments from DHS childcare subsidy if your family qualifies.

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We welcome all children regardless of their experiences, skills, abilities and beliefs. Diversity enriches all of our lives!

To register, or to find out more, please call: 541-357-9559