Seedlings: Parent and Child Classes

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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, with outside time in all weather, as well 
  • Ages: birth to 3 years old
  • Time: 9:15 – noon 
  • Days: Fall and Spring sessions are offered on Tuesdays, for nine weeks. Fall: September 14th – November 9th. Spring: March 1st -May 3rd. No class March 22nd. 
  • Orientation (required): Fall: Tuesday September 7th. Spring: February 15th
  • Cost: Tuition: $450.  Materials Fee: $45.  Registration Fee: $25. Payments may be split in half.
  • Who: 7 families per session, more than 7 children only if siblings are attending.

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

To join the Seedlings Mailing List please contact auntiesusanmpcs@gmail.com

Registration and 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
Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher certification- July 2019 through Sound Circle 
Early Childhood Teacher certification – May 2008
MSU Art Degree – emphasis Photography, minor English Writing
WECAN Continuing Teacher Education with Nancy Blanning and others – countless hours 2011 – present

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

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.

Susan started teaching at MPCS in 2011. From 2016-2021 she taught home school kindergarten. She founded the Seedlings Program in 2016 and continues serving infants, toddlers and parents. Festivals and connections with families are the highlights of the years!