Prairie Flower Children's Center will provide a learning experience inspired by the principles of Waldorf education and forest schools which strengthens connections to nature & to community for all children and families who seek it.
--To nurture in children their innate senses of wonder, curiosity, and gratitude; --To honor the freedom of unpressured & unhurried childhood as essential for healthy development and a healthy future; --To protect the dream-like state of early childhood as their caretakers by always striving to create an atmosphere of well-being, harmony, and warmth; --To foster in children and adults their connection to and love for the natural world and its seasonal rhythms; --To build a community in which children’s minds, bodies, and spirits are nurtured at each stage of their development, and where adults and families are strengthened by their involvement.
We currently offer a morning preschool program, an afternoon extended care program, a parent-child playgroup, an outdoor nature club for 5-10 year olds, and many seasonal community events, celebrations, and parent education programs.
Prairie Flower Children’s Center honors unpressured childhood as a critical time for healthy development. Prairie Flower programs provide dynamic, rhythmic, and holistic learning environments experienced through the senses. In our programs children learn through imitation, immersion in free play, creative movement, and exploration of the woods along the beautiful Skunk River. Prairie Flower provides children with natural materials and playthings; organic, whole foods; and kind, loving relationships in which to grow and practice their interpersonal skills. We strive to make everything in the children's environment and all our behaviors worthy of their imitation.
As a cooperative we are inspired by the Waldorf philosophy of education and are committed to its study. Teachers and staff have training in Waldorf education and may also engage complementary perspectives. Families gather to develop community and work cooperatively to support their children's education and each other through the challenging and rewarding season of parenting young children.
email at:firstname.lastname@example.org Donations Prairie Flower Children's Center is a non-profit charitable organization with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status in the United States. As a small non-profit education we depend on fundraising in order to keep our tuition rates low. Your contribution helps make it feasible for families to experience the beauty and wonder of Prairie Flower's programming.