Home School and Preschool

Earth Arts now offers up to four days a week of earth-based learning and community for homeschoolers.

Lantern Home School Program

Monday through Wednesday 9a – 3p, two and three day options, Foundation of Light. Click here to learn more.

Thursday Home School Program

$420-$500 sliding scale (12 sessions)
Self determined sliding scale. Payment over the minimum goes towards the scholarship fund.
Early Bird Registration $400 if received before Aug. 15.

FALL: Sep 22 – Dec 15 (no session Nov 24), 10am-3pm.

Location: South Hill/Six Mile Creek, Burns Road entrance – drop off and pick up

Mentors: Julie Nichols Kulik, Simone Lackey, Pierce Walsh, Monica Bosworth, Marina Stevenson, Lane Walsh and other guest instructors!

Open to children ages 5 and older.


Our mentors share cultural earth-based traditions from around the world, through lots of games, stories, art, songs, adventure, and team-building activities. Participants will be grouped into smaller (developmentally appropriate) clans for part of the day. Our teaching emphasis is to guide participants to discover answers for themselves, using their innate curiosity as powerful motivation for experiencing, learning about, and caring for the environment. Our goal is for each child to feel comfortable in the woods; come to know the gifts of the land in all seasons; and respectfully harvest materials to make native crafts, tools, food, and shelter.

In an experiential learning environment, the children will be studying many Physical Science skills in thematic blocks such as Native Trees and Plants, Geography and Mapping, and Weather. As always, various learning abilities (i.e. reading and writing skills) will be worked with lovingly and skillfully by the Earth Arts mentors.

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For children and caregivers together . . .

Wee Ones of the Forest

For ages 2-4
Tuesdays, 9:15-11:00 or 11:15am; 10/18 – 11/8 at the Lantern School.
WOoF is designed as an opportunity for the very young to discover and connect with nature through guided outdoor exploration and play.  During each session children and their caregivers will be led through a short seasonally themed circle time with songs, rhymes and movement games, a guided treasure walk through field and forest, stories and simple crafts using natural materials.

Children of the Forest

For ages 4-8 (for pre-school and young home-school children)
Thursdays, 12-3pm; 10/20-11/10 at Burns Road entrance to the South Hill Recreation Way.
Children of the Forest is for children who love to romp in the woods on their own 2 feet (rather than being carried) and discover the wonders of Mother Earth.  We will start each session with a short seasonally themed circle time with songs, rhymes and movement games.  Some of the other activities we will do will include discovery walks through forest and steam, stories, simple crafts using natural materials, sit spot and fire safety and building (on cold days!).
This program is also ideal for children who might like the regular homeschool Earth Arts program but are not quite ready to separate from parents.  Later in the fall we may join up with the main EA program for the last hour and participate together in their games and circle.
$18/session, 4 sessions $60. for one child in the age range and one caregiver, each additional child is $3/session.


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