Songbirds Parent-Child Program
Wild Roots Forest School - Santa Barbara/Goleta
for parents & their toddler-aged children (sturdy walkers up to 3 years)
with Juniper Dwight
Thursday mornings 9:30-11:30am
Location ~ at Lake Los Carneros in Goleta
Free days: February 15 + February 22
Come try it out for a morning!
SPRING CLASS: Nine consecutive Thursdays - CLASS FULL
April 12 - June 7, 2018
cost ~ $250
This weekly class is designed to create a community of parents and their toddler-aged children.
We will spend our mornings together as a group of parents and children moving at the slow pace of the child. We will experience the freedom of open wandering time as well as dependable rituals that young children so enjoy like singing songs and sharing food.
In this class we will ~
Practice guiding from our own parent center
Spend time with our child deeply engrossed by the present moment in the wonder of nature
Learn to observe objectively and trust our unique parent sense
Explore our trust of the natural environment, including it’s hazards thus freeing us to allow our children the freedom to learn and develop in the way their biology expects, i.e. in nature
Celebrate the seasons, through song and food in a supportive community of other parents and children
Juniper Dwight is an AMI Montessori Primary Directress and has taught in a classroom of 3 -6 year olds for the past 17 years. In her many years as a teacher and as a parent to her two grown daughters Juniper has gained a deep respect for both the different ways children present and engage themselves and the universal thresholds they pass through as they do the work that they cannot help to do; the work of becoming a part of the world they observe around them. Because every child and every parent is unique, so are our parenting relationships. Juniper’s goal is to inspire parents to provide developmentally nourishing environments for their children in order to aid their work of self-construction. Juniper loves to sing, especially with children. She grew up on a farm in the foothills of Santa Barbara spending all her free time exploring creeks and foothills.
AMI Diploma for Montessori Primary Directress from the Montessori Institute of Denver - 2000
Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach - 2016
Positive Discipline Parent Guide - 2014
Positive Discipline Classroom Guide – 2014