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(MOSTLY) OUTDOOR CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

<strong>Outdoor</strong> Play

Outdoor Play

Children learn to love what they are given. Healthy & happy children are provided opportunities to play on the land, under the warmth of the sun, while being encouraged to pick fruit from trees & harvest vegetables from a garden.

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<strong>Celebrating</strong> All Seasons

Celebrating All Seasons

We always say, "there's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing". Children of BeeLoved Farm connect with all four seasons through real work and play in all weather.

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<strong>Creative</strong> Imagination

Creative Imagination

Fostering creative imagination in today's children paves the way for tomorrow's problem-solvers. Children need a thoughtful & wholly conscious education that is filled with strength, courage wisdom.

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Why We're Different

Our Blissful 5-Acre Organic Farm Setting

There is a noticable difference in the children who attend BeeLoved Farm. That difference is often palpable to their parents shortly after enrollment. These children quickly become hardier, more self-sufficient, learn incredible social skills, are helpful, engage during circle-time, are captivated and live-into the stories and puppet plays, are incredibly creative, possess vast imaginations, bolster their emotionally sturdiness, and have learned the social art of play, both independently and cooperatively. As "advanced" in life-skills as these children are, they still retain a sense of wonder and childhood innocence, as all the activities here on the farm are meant to nurture and preserve childhood.

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Martinmas Lantern Walk

11/11/2020 ~ We’ll gather in the back yard at 6:00 p.m. for a lantern walk around the farm, singing Martinmas songs, and enjoy a light treat near the dining bungalow after our walk. Please safely escort your child(ren) to your car promptly after their snack to keep the magical memory of our evening together alive.

Growing Love

As I meander through the gardens, wind about the fruit trees among the orchards, and hand-feed the sweet farm animals, all of whom have an important post for their healing qualities, I realize that what we’re growing here isn’t food per se, but rather we’re growing love. We’re growing respect and strong wills. We’re growing a […]

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BeeLoved Farm

Because children’s experience of nature remains a vital and an irreplaceable source of healthy development, nothing less than the future of our species is at stake in maintaining and restoring this relationship. The crisis of deeply diminished connections between children and the biological basis of our humanity is too great for us to remain passive. The scale and scope of the problem calls for bold steps and a deeper understanding of what is at stake.

~ Reflections on Children's Experience of Nature, Stephen R. Kellert ~

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Our Expertise in Child Development

BeeLoved Farm offers a curriculum rich in direct experience and vital processes with Mother Nature, which nurtures a sense of community and belonging among children, families, animals and the earth. Drawing on a deep understanding and continuous exploration of child development, our small class size, freedom to discover, fostered creativity and providing endless opportunities to deepen imaginative play, the curriculum provides a foundation of respect for the child's own developmental process and the unique unfolding of each child.

Forest Kindergartens and Farm School

In 2010, when BeeLoved Farm began, the idea of " Forest Kindergarten " and " Waldorf Without Walls " were rare. However, experts in child development and university studies continue to concluded that play-based early childhood programs, which provide time and space in nature, have incredibly healing effects on children. Anyone who has observed children recognizes that what is best for youngsters is the right to an uninterrupted childhood.

Meaningful Work

The child gains self-confidence through self-directed activities. Teachers model appropriate social skills, how to complete meaningful work, animal husbandry, and allow children time to play so they find within themselves the motivation for living and thriving in a nurturing environment. We include the children in vital processes throughout the farm, which have a beginning, a middle and an end; deepening their connections to the earth, the plants, the animals, their friends and to themselves.

Building Foundations For Life-Long Learning

A solid foundation for life-long learning begins in the formative years (0-7) through a logical sequence of steps that progressively build upon each other: 1) exploration, 2) curiosity, 3) enthusiasm, 4) engagement, 5) confidence, 6) imagination, 7) taking initiative, 8) and thus a foundation is built whereupon a healthy human being is now well prepared to perform good deeds in the world and help others!

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2949 Ponderosa Road
Shingle Springs, CA 95682

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Phone: 530/676.LOVE (5683)
Cell: 530/306.8739

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info@beelovedfarm.com
kelly@beelovedfarm.com

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State Licensing: Department of Social Services-Community Care ~ Children's Center License Number: 093617568