Program Details

 

Our curriculum focuses on social emotional intelligence. We allow, recognize and name feelings as tools for developing empathy. We model empathy. We practice healthy boundaries.  We foster resilience by experiencing disappointment, frustration, sadness, and anger in a safe environment that allows the child to work through their feelings without rescuing or distracting them from it, in order to develop trusting relationships and validate their true authentic selves.

How your child will benefit from this program:

  • Socialization and lots of fun play time

  • Social Emotional skills and resiliency

  • Introduction to Preschool structure

  • Arts/Crafts/Sensory Time

  • Community Circle Time with movement and music

  • Potty Training

  • Unstructured Play Time

  • Outdoor time

  • Meaningful friendships 

How you will benefit from this program:

  • Gain a sense of normalization

  • Gain parenting tools and support

  • Build your community

  • Safe, authentic environment

  • "Me Time" to recharge

  • Meaningful friendships

  • Set the foundation for connection and a healthy relationship with your child

Schedule of the Day

Our program runs from September 1st - June 30th and is for children 18 months to 3 years old. Parent participation is required. 

Please Note: The following is our normal program routine and pricing. Currently, we are doing an abbreviated outdoor version to ensure the safety of our community. See the home page for details.

9:15 -- Parent Coach and Shift workers arrive

9:30 -- Drop off at Playground/Health Checks

9:30-10:30 -- Outside Time

10:30  -- Snack and Bathroom Break

11:00  -- Circle Time

11:30  -- Discovery Time

12:00  -- Lunch and Bathroom Break

12:30 --Tu/Th Group Pickup

12:30-1pm  -- M/W/F Outside Time

1:00 -- M/W/F Group Pickup on Playground

Monthly Costs

Tu/Th Group (18mo.-2.5yrs) 

$225-275/mo sliding scale

M/W/F Group (2.5yrs-3.5yrs)

$325-375/mo sliding scale

*Monthly Costs fund our parent coaches and include "Me Time" (aka drop-offs), Monthly Parent Education Classes, babysitting for monthly classes, and classroom and meeting snacks. 

Co-op Responsibilities for All Families

  • P.O.D. (parent on duty) shift work in the classroom 

  • Backup shifts

  • Attend Monthly Parent Education Classes

  • Infant/Toddler CPR and First Aid Certification

  • Background Checks for both parents

  • Immunizations Records

  • Snack Duty 

  • Fall and Spring Work Parties

Leadership Roles:

President (Board of Directors)

Vice-President (Board of Directors)

Treasurer (Board of Directors)

Secretary (Board of Directors)

Cohort Leader (Board of Directors)

Parent Coach Substitutes

*Parents receive a $50/mo discount for participating in a leadership role. Limited amount available.

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Interested in Pea Pod, but not sure you can afford it? Have time to invest, but are short on funds? Please contact us. We may be able to help.

Parent Education

We meet monthly.

Goals:

  • Build Community and Group Trust

  • Child Behavior Lens

  • Normalization and Support

  • Skill Building/Toolkit

  • Reflection/Self-Compassion

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“When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” Fred Rogers