PARENT/CHILD & FAMILY PROGRAMS
Connolly Ranch’s family programs are for children birth to four years-old, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Each program provides nature-based, tactile, interactive and experiential activities that promote age-appropriate growth and development for you and your young one.
We offer fall, winter, spring and summer sessions, and all programs operate rain or shine.
If you have any questions, please contact our Program Director, Hylah Egeland (aka The Barn Faerie) at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 224-1894.
2018 SESSION DATES (Sounds of Silence, Nature Play): WINTER SESSION: Week of January 8 through week of March 12 SPRING SESSION: Week of March 19 through week of May 28 (no classes week of March 26-30) SUMMER SESSION: Week of June 18 through week of August 27 FALL SESSION: Week of September 10 through week of December 10 (no classes week of November 19-23)
Sounds of Silence
Ages Birth to 2 (accompanied by a parent or guardian) Weekly Classes on Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am 10-12 week sessions Sounds of Silence is a guided program designed specifically for infants to 2-year-old children. It is a time for parent and child to leave the noisy, often over-stimulated world and connect through gestures, body language and facial expressions. The class moves slowly and calmly, creating a safe, relaxing environment for very little people to experience our ranch and the wonders of Mother Nature. With no chit-chatting from the adults, there is a distinct and beautiful emphasis on what each child is noticing and how he or she is interacting with that plant, rock, animal or new friend. Throughout Sounds of Silence, the Barn Faerie shows and models myriad ways to support you and your young child in seeing, hearing, touching, smelling and awakening to the natural world. By looking through the children’s eyes, you will probably find yourself experiencing our earth for what seems like the first time, too!
Ages 2-3 (accompanied by a parent or guardian) Weekly Classes on Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 am 10-12 week sessions At Nature’s Play we engage together in the great outdoors. The trees, gardens, trails and animals at Connolly Ranch provide an array of experiences allowing big and little people to play and learn together in nature. Classes will include music, creative movement, imaginative play, art and hands-on activities. Parent/guardian participation is required.
Ages Birth to 4 (accompanied by a parent or guardian) Monthly Classes on the Second Saturday of each month, 9:30-10:45 am Bring your little one and join the fun visiting the animals, exploring the garden, playing in the Grove and getting creative with a different seasonal activity each month. Discounts given when signing up for 4 or more months at the same time. 2018 SECOND SATURDAY DATES: January 13 February 10 March 10 April 15 May 12 June 9 July 14 August 11 September 15 October 13 November 10 December 15
If you need to cancel a registration, a refund may be issued, minus a cancellation fee of 20%, provided cancellation takes place at least 7 days before the start date of the program enrolled in.
Alternatively, we can transfer the amount paid, less a 10% fee, to a new registration or hold as a credit for a future Connolly Ranch program.
If cancellation takes place less than 7 days before the start date, no refund will be issued.
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