Our Programs

We are creating a child-driven, emergent curriculum which emphasizes social-emotional development. Our goal is to create a community where our children feel safe and respected and where they can forge lasting bonds with one another.

We believe learning is richest when it happens in an experiential, nature-based, hands-on, and sensory way. We strive to prepare an environment of abundance where the children have access to a multitude of big, beautiful ideas.

We draw inspiration from several educational philosophies, including Montessori, unschooling, Charlotte Mason, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia.

Parent-Child Program

We offer a once weekly half-day parent-child program for families with children ages 1-4. Families can choose from Mondays or Wednesdays from 10am-12pm. Activities typically include music, movement, yoga, crafts, sensory exploration, and nature play.

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Elementary Program

We offer a twice weekly drop-off enrichment program for elementary children ages 5 to 11. We meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30am to 3:15pm. Activities typically include yoga, music, movement, meditation, stories, hands-on STEAM projects, nature exploration, hiking, unstructured play, and journaling.

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Monthly Parent Meetings

One evening a month we host a mandatory parent meeting for all enrolled families virtually over Zoom. These meetings are an essential part of what we do at Roots and Wings Village, as they allow families an opportunity to connect on a deeper level and encourage us all to be engaged with important inner healing work and reflection. Danielle Zola, LMSW, uses her unique skillset to lead us through guided meditations, journal/discussion prompts, and the Emotional Freedom technique (EFT).

Special Events

As a community we are happy to celebrate special moments together throughout the year. This component of Roots and Wings Village is continually evolving. Some events we’ve enjoyed in the past or intend to offer in the near future include holiday celebrations, family camping trips, play dates, field trips, retreats, and educational workshops.

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Winter Enrichment Classes

We’re excited to offer an 8-week series of enrichment classes to our community.

WEDNESDAYS 11am-2pm, Ages 7+

Puppetry & Storytelling Series will offer an interdisciplinary exploration into storytelling through puppetry will be an opportunity to practice literacy skills (elements of stories, script writing), handwork (stitching, felting), painting & basic woodworking (building theater frame, backdrop). Students will work together to create their own small performance for parents after the final class. Wednesdays January 5th thru February 23rd 11am to 2pm in Walden, NY. $400 per child. To enroll, contact Kerin at rootsandwingsvillage@gmail.com

FRIDAYS 11am-2pm, Ages 7+

Earth Living Skills series with Joe Blevis will dive into connecting ourselves with nature by using our awareness to learn about ourselves and our surroundings. We will be working with what the land and weather provides, and get hands-on experience with things such as shelter building, various fire making techniques, basic knife and tool use, land navigation, winter survival, tracking, and more!Students should come prepared for the weather and must be dressed in appropriate gear. Students are encouraged to pack a lunch/snack, water, hot drink, and extra layers. This outdoor-only class is recommended for ages 7 and up. It will take place every Friday 11am-2pm from January 7th through February 25th. Tuition for the full winter session is $400 per child. Contact Joe for enrollment: joeblevis@gmail.com

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