Seedlings: Parent and Child Classes

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Painting of a seedling in front of a glowing pink heart

 

The MPCS Seedlings Parent and Child Classes provide a warm, welcoming space for families to learn and grow. Auntie Susan, an experienced early childhood educator, will lead you and your little one through a gentle, predictable rhythm that features developmentally-appropriate, play-based activities for the children and inspiration and support for the parents.

Class Curriculum

Each session is seasonally-centered and features unique projects. The rhythm will reflect the preschool/kindergarten school year, just on a smaller scale, so the content of the whole year is valuable. Play time and time to socialize with new friends is also ongoing, so a whole year will build those relationships with teacher, peers, parents, and the Mountain Phoenix Community.

The curriculum for the Seedlings Class features:

  • time for parents to connect
  • social time
  • a hearty snack
  • creative time for parents
  • free play for children
  • songs, stories and circle time
  • information and articles about child development and education
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Four children in a rocking boat

Class Details

  • Location: Faddick Hall (Building C) East entrance
  • Ages: birth to 3 years old
  • Time: 9:00 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Days: Class is offered on Wednesdays.
  • Cost: Tuition: $210.  Materials Fee: $45.  Registration Fee: $25.
  • Who: 7 families per session, 8 children if siblings.
  • Acceptance: Class placement notification will be by August 20th.

    Participation in the Seedlings Program does not give enrollment priority into the PreK through 8th-grade programs at Mountain Phoenix Community School.

Class Sessions

Fall Session

Wednesdays, 9:00-11:45

Classes will be Wednesdays September 18th through October 30th. Make-up day on Nov 6th.
Mandatory Orientation for the Fall Session will be Tuesday, Sept 10, 6-7 PM. Adults only please.
The room will be open at 5:45 for anyone needing to complete paperwork. Located in the Seedlings classroom, Faddick Hall, Building C East Entrance.

Spring Session

Wednesdays, 9:00-11:45 AM

Classes March 4th-April 22nd, no class March 25th Spring break.  Make-up day April 29th.
Mandatory Orientation for the Spring Session will be Wednesday, February 26th from 6-7 PM. Adults only please.
The room will be open at 5:45 for anyone needing to complete paperwork. Located in the Seedlings classroom, Faddick Hall, Building C East Entrance.

Registration

To register, please fill out the following form: Seedlings Registration Forms 2019-20

*These forms must be downloaded and opened in a PDF reader. If you open them in Google docs it destroys the format.

Please email you completed, typed application to auntiesusanmpcs@gmail.com
Please do not send any funds to apply.

Questions

Please email Susan Skokan at auntiesusanmpcs@gmail.com.

Meet Susan Skokan, Lead Teacher of the Seedlings Program

Susan has been working with children in early childhood since January 2007. She has been immersed in Waldorf Education and involved in MPCS since the summer of 2011. She also ran a licensed child care and home preschool from summer 2012 to Summer 2014. She has been a lead teacher in summer camps at the Denver Waldorf School. She has two sons who attend MPCS.

 

Education
LiveWays early childhood teacher certification – May 2014
Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy – May 2016
Currently in Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Training – Graduation July 2019
Early Childhood Teacher certification – May 2008
MSU Fine Art Major – emphasis Photography, second emphasis English Writing
WECAN Continuing Teacher Education with Nancy Blanning and others – countless hours

Loves: Children and their discoveries, their point of view. Art and creating art, being outside, water, music, poetry, nature, family, real conversations, thoughtfulness

Why Auntie? Part of the LifeWays approach to children is that school is first an extension of home and family. Your children are warmly welcomed here.

Currently Susan is in her 3rd year of teaching home school kindergarten and parent & child classes and adores both of these dynamic programs. Festivals and connections with families are the highlights of the years!