Home School and Preschool

Thursday Home School Program

New! Early Summer Home School Session

Dates: Thursdays, June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24

Times: 10am-3pm

Location: South Hill, Six Mile Creek Recreational Trail, Burns Road entrance.

For ages 7 and up (6 year olds by invitation)

Cost: $155-$275 self determined sliding scale.

Mentors: Julie Nichols Kulik, and guests!

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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Home School Programs: 2 locations, 2 days!

Thursdays in Brooktondale 10-3pm

Mondays at EcoVillage Ithaca 9:30-1:30pm

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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Thursday/Brooktondale details:

Session Dates: April 24 – June 12 (8 sessions)

Location: 2383 Coddington Road, Brooktondale, nestled in a rolling valley of beautiful woods, wetlands and meadows, just 20 minutes from downtown Ithaca.

Mentors: Julie Kulik, Simone Lackey, Pierce Walsh, and other guest instructors

Open to children ages 5 and older.

Early Bird Registration (Before March 28th): $240-$350

After March 28: $255-$350, Self determined sliding scale. Payment over the minimum goes towards the  scholarship fund.

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Monday/Ecovillage details:

Location: EcoVillage at Ithaca, 100 Rachel Carson Way Ithaca, NY 14850

Session Dates: March 24 – June 16 (11 sessions, no session April 14 or May 26)

Ages 6 and up

Instructors: Simone Lackey, and other guest instructors.

Early Bird Registration (Before March 28): $330-$420

After March 28: $350-$420 Self determined sliding scale. Payment over the minimum goes towards the  scholarship fund.

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