Apple Blossom Village Early Childhood Programs are nature based and promote healthy development of young children in a nurturing, gentle, and imaginative environment. Our programs preserve the magic of childhood through free play, storytelling and puppetry, and daily activities that nurture the senses and provide plenty of time for movement. See below for current and upcoming programs.
Coming This Fall:
Fall Parenting Circle
Parents with children age birth - age 5, siblings welcome!
Join us in the fall for indoor and outdoor play, movement circle with seasonal songs, snack, children’s art and activities such as painting, playdough, puppets, and parent discussion and parent crafting! Snack provided. We will use the handbook, How to Create the Star of your Family Culture by Sharifa Oppenheimer as a guide to this class. https://www.amazon.com/Create-Star-Your-Family-Culture/
Fridays Sept 20, 27 and Oct 4, 11, 25 and Nov 1(no class Oct 18)
10:00 - 11:30 am $75/family for the 6 Friday session
Friday Drop Off Nature School for ages 3.5 - 6 years
Held 10 Fridays September - December, Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 25 onsite at Rail River Folk School Yurt and Nov 15, 22 and Dec 6 and 13 at Bemidji State Park
9:30 - 11:45 am Nature School $125/10 week session
Aftercare/Extended Day available 11:45 am - 2:00 pm for additional fee of $75/10 week session or $10/time
A teacher with Waldorf and outdoor program experience will gently guide your 3.5 - 6 year old child in an outdoor immersion experience including imaginative play, movement circle, hearty morning snack, and daily activities such as painting, arts, baking, nature crafts, or soup making. Held in the yurt and outdoor area September and October and at Bemidji State Park November and December.
Parents and younger siblings are welcome to join the Parenting Circle for birth to age 5.
$75/session for just Parenting Circle, $125 for Nature School Drop off program, or Discount may apply if registering for both Parenting Circle and Nature School. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Additional fee of $75/Fall session applies for extended day until 2:00 pm. Some sliding fee options are available.