Shine On Kids A sacred place for growing hearts, bodies and mind
CURRICULUM FOR SHINE ON KIDS
Our literacy-rich, play-based early childhood program provides children the opportunity to play, explore and imagine their world in a loving environment filled with natural materials. The main emphasis is placed on developing imagination and creative thinking skills. This program is strongly influenced by Waldorf Pre-school, Yogic & Native AmericanTeachings.
Daily activities provide a comfortable and reliable rhythm, including movement, poetry, singing and puppet plays
Teachers tell nature stories, folk and fairy tales from around the world
Children experience artistic activities such as watercolor painting, drawing, beeswax modeling, music and movement
Other activities may include gardening, food preparation and handwork
Through the example of the teacher, the students develop social skills and reverence for the world around them
A DAY AT SHINE ON
9:30- 10:00 Free Play and daily tasks
10:00- 10:15 Prepare for snack and circle
10:15-10:30 Circle Time
10:30-11:00 Snack/clean up snack
11:30-12:00 Daily Activity/Clean up room
12:00-12:30 Outside Play & Story Time
The day's activities unfold in an unhurried way with each day following an established rhythm, giving the child a sense of security and consistency. We believe in nurturing the child's bodies both inside and out. The rhythm of the day is such that a child is able to breathe in a healthy way. For example, in the morning the children enter into "free play" (out breath) and subsequently transition into circle time (in breath). The movement of the breath also allows the child's body to relax, freeing up his or her ability to be present each moment. The teachers provide a constant movement from one breath to the next which permits healthy growth of the child. In addition to daily rhythms, we coordinate our activities on the seasonal rhythms of the year.
Tuesday & Thursday
The day runs from 9:30-12:30 PM. 3, 4 and 5 year olds are welcome to apply (must be 3 years old by December to apply). They must be potty trained. Only 5 children will be accepted into our program. A beautiful space awaits your little one. Healthy organic snacks and soups are provided. We value childhood and we look forward to nurturing your whole family.
Program runs from September 3, 2013 - December 17, 2013. Call for tuition and fees.
I love children. Their embodiment of love and light is closest to God. Spaces for our children must be sacred and inspire their imagination, intuition, creativity, beauty and curiosity. The star inherent in each child needs to be nourished. In our Waldorf inspired program, we support the child's head, heart and hands. We consciously engage the spiritual world to support healthy thoughts, feelings and actions that open us up to the higher dimensions within ourselves.
Love is all we need. My passion is creating sacred spaces that uplift, inspire and empower myself and others. This passion has led me across several paths including freedom and restriction, faith and doubt, peace and chaos- to name a few. Through the contrast of duality, I have learned an appreciation of the dark and an awakening to the light. I choose acceptance, appreciation and surrender - and do my best to stand in the center where there is no judgment or attachment, and witness the play of dark and light. I honor all aspects of creation and recognize the tremendous blessing it is to be a spiritual being having a physical existence. The growth and love that we can taste here on earth is exquisite. Learning together in spiritual community is the greatest gift we can give and receive here on earth. I look forward to creating this with your family and feel honored at the opportunity to support your child.
I love to create, play, breathe and meditate and feel extremely blessed to be a mother and a wife. Thank you God!