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 Thursdays.
  • Cost: Tuition: $210.  Materials Fee: $45.  Registration Fee: $25.
  • Acceptance: You will be notified of placement in class 1-2 weeks prior to orientation.

    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, Thursdays 9:00-11:45

Beginning the week of September 17th through November 1st (make up day Nov 8th)
7 weeks
Mandatory orientation for Fall session is Wednesday, September 12th 6-7 PM. 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, Thursdays 9:00-11:45 AM

Beginning the week of March 4th through April 25th. No class March 28th for Spring Break (make up day May 2nd)
7 weeks
Mandatory Orientation is Wednesday February 27th from 6-7 PM. 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 Seedlings-Registration-Forms-2018-2019

Deliver or mail your completed application, with a $25 registration fee, to:

Mountain Phoenix Community School
4725 Miller Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 8003

If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Fox, Enrollment Coordinator, at leslie.hartford-fox@jeffco.k12.co.us.

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!