The Take Root Team is PROUD of our innovative, FUN, creative, inspiring, stimulating and often SILLY curriculum. It is our mission to TEACH in a way that keeps the child (and the teachers) engaged. Through PLAY we LEARN. Instilling a LOVE for LIFE is what it is all about. Each child has a natural curiosity about the world – it is our job to follow their lead and see what WE can learn.
Take Root’s two main programs – Treehouse Learning Nature School & Nature Seekers – take the Nature Theme and weave it into teaching methodologies that have been in practice for many years. The result is a a well-oiled educational machine, one that is always fun, always inspiring.
The Treehouse Learning Nature School Program bases its wisdom on earth-based holistic models. Age-old pedagogies, like Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio-Emelia are woven into the daily rituals and routines of the Nature School – fashioning a loving, peaceful, and playful way to learn. It is only natural to combine this with the great outdoors – creating the perfect learning environment for your children.
Learning with a TWIST! Sing~Dance~Move~Create! Through story, music, the arts, and movement, Nature School students will learn and practice the core subjects in a way that meets their needs, is easy, and FUN!
Each year Take Root chooses a Nature Theme. This theme guides us as we design and facilitate each week’s lessons.
Nature Theme for the 2020/21 Academic Year…
Where the Wild Things Are! ANIMALS in NATURE!
It’s time to get WILD! Let the RUMPUS begin!
Joseph Cornell’s book, Sharing Nature With Children has inspired thousands of outdoor educators since 1979. His philosophies are simple, yet profound and provide the basis for our outdoor education curriculum. Each Nature Seekers Day is inspired by the outdoor surroundings and the ecological theme of the week. A FLOW of learning is achieved by first…Awakening Enthusiasm, second…Focusing Attention, third…Offering Direct Experience, and finally..Sharing Inspiration. Using outdoor exploration, FREE play, games, and hands on activities, the Nature Seekers become fully immersed in their outdoor surroundings – gaining feeling, knowledge and understanding.