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Fall Program Registration is OPEN-

Youth and Family Programs

   

Wonder Roots
Youth and Family Program Schedule

Our enrichment programs are a great way for children and families to gain connections to each other and our natural world, spark curiosity and learn new skills. Our forest programs include plenty of time and space in our woodland setting where participants can increase confidence, creativity and community. As a reminder, we follow Covid guidelines for out of school programs as set for by VT Health Department. You can find our policies and practices HERE.

** We offer Early Bird Registration for families on our email list. Join here! **

2022-23 Programs -- Fall Registration Now Open!

In addition to our school-age enrichment and afterschool programs, Wonder Roots is pleased to offer TimberNook playgroups and summer camp programs for ages toddler to tween  Where noted, these program enrollments take place through our TimberNook registration page. 
Note: We offer sibling discounts upon request (we are unable to accommodate retroactive discounts.)

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FOR OUR YOUNGEST EXPLORERS:

Have an infant and looking to connect with other families? Infants are welcome at no additional charge. Please contact Colleen to make arrangements to attend. 

Fall 2022 Playgroups:
  • Monday Series 1- Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3.
    9:30-11:30am in South Burlington
    Cost: $70
  • Monday Series 2- Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7.
    9:30-11:30am in South Burlington
    Cost: $70
Note: Registration for our Forest Playgroup is handled through our TimberNook page.

FOR SCHOOL-AGE ADVENTURERS:

Forest Programs & Homeschool Enrichment

This school year we have two, year-long programs options for school-age children.
In order to create a balanced community for our year-long programs, we have decided NOT to accept enrollment on a first come- first serve basis. We will do our best to diversify the gender & age range and when possible/needed-- offer the opportunity for the groups to divide into upper (grd 5-8) and lower (grd 2-4) sections. 
We offer payment plans and sibling discounts upon request (we are unable to accommodate retroactive discounts.)
See program details below and find the program registration form HERE.

ADVENTURERS:

Explore, create and collaborate. Our year-long ADVENTURERS forest programs will explore child-centered themes and interests. Using a combination of storybooks, loose parts, open-ended and natural materials, along with team work and imagination, students will immerse into our woodland setting-- creating a world of their own. Children will also have the opportunity to learn various outdoor skills such as whittling, tending to and cooking over a fire, and shelter building.

Weekly:
Sept 7- Dec 14. Mar 8- June 7 (27 Weeks)
Cost: $779 
School bus drop-off can be arranged for HCS students.

CURIOSITY CONNECTIONS: 

We are excited to bring back our homeschool enrichment program! Our CURIOSITY CONNECTION program further develops children’s relationship to their community and natural environment and takes an inquiry approach to learning in our natural environment. Using a combination of project-based and emergent curriculum, this program allows children the opportunity to dive deeper into their curiosities and learn new skills in a supportive environment that encourages independence-- empowering youth with strategies and skills that build resilience and creative thinking.



Bi-weekly:
Fall Semester-- Sept 13, 27. Oct 4, 18. Nov 1, 15, 29. Dec 13.
Spring Semester-- Mar 7, 21. Apr 4, 18. May 2, 16, 30. June 6.
Total Cost: $1056

Does your child attend a public school that meets during this time? Many schools allow their students to attend weekly enrichment programs 1 day a week as a school alternative. We are happy to talk with your school official about the benefits of your child attending our programs.

Additional Information:

When deciding if our programs will be a good fit for your child, please take the following into consideration:

  • We maintain a 6:1 child/adult ratio when possible (depending on several factors, ratios may vary up to 9:1 child/adult) where the role of the adult is to step back and tune in. Wonder Roots staff maintains visual contact with children, but may be out of arm's reach. Staff allows children the opportunity to build conflict resolution skills, and they will step in when safety is a factor.
  • We expect children to maintain visual contact of a Wonder Roots staff person, stay within the designated (unfenced) boundaries within our site, and manage their needs (such as eating, drinking fluids, using the restroom).
  • We understand that children are individuals and sometimes have varying abilities and unique needs. If your child requires additional support, please contact us to make a plan.

    Other helpful information:

    • All team members are background checked. A team member will always be certified in first aid and CPR. Toilets are available in the main building.
    • The specifics about this program will be e-mailed to you a few days in advance.
    • This is a drop-off program. Drop off begins at 5 minutes before program start and all children should be picked up within 5 minutes of program end.
    • This program is 100% outdoors. Weather appropriate attire is required.
    • Hinesburg programs are located on the private property of Wonder Roots LLC at 640 Texas Hill Rd. Hinesburg, VT 05461
      South Burlington programs are located at Ascension Church Woods, 95 Allen Rd. South Burlington, VT 05403

    For more information, please contact us at colleen@wonderrootsllc.com or 802.489.0410.