The Joyful Journey

Introducing Acorns: A New Parent-Toddler Class

Acorn. New forest preschool class offered Fall 2014.

Acorns: An Outdoor Parent Child Program (3-4 years)


Get a taste of the “forest nursery” concept popular in Europe and recently profiled in the Providence Journal. Acorns is an outdoor parent child program for 3-4 year olds and their caregivers. Spend time exploring our beautiful forest and meadows at a child’s pace. Share story, song and snack outdoors as your child is allowed to play freely and discover our world.  Held on Thursdays from 9-10:30am beginning in April.  CLICK HERE for more information and the registration form.

Parent-Child Programs: Upcoming Sessions

Now Enrolling for the Spring Session beginning the week of February 23rd.

Parent Infant New ClassParent-Child Program
(Birth to 12 months)
Our doors opened even wider this past September with the launch of the Parent and Infant Program. For infants and their caregivers, this program provides an opportunity to find and give support during one of the most joyous, exhausting and overwhelming times of parenthood.

Parent Infant Class – Spring 2015(1) – Registration

Now Offering Two Mixed Age Toddler Classes (9 months-3 years)
For the spring session, we are offering two of our popular toddler classes. Perfect for the new walker to the older toddler, and their caregiver. In these 12 week class you can explore the joys and challenges of raising your child in a supportive and nurturing environment. Caregivers and children share a lovely morning of play, snack and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

Wed Mixed Age Toddler Class – Winter 2015 – Registration

Thursday Mixed Age Toddler Class – Mid Semester Winter 2015 – Registration

Holiday Faire – Wooden Toys

woodentoyssewingThe Holiday Faire store will be brimming with delightful gifts including a large selection of thoughtfully and sustainably crafted wooden toys.

Some of these wooden toys are being provided by The Wooden Toy Junction located in Pembroke, MA. They proudly present all natural, non-toxic classic toys made from beautiful, sustainably harvested wood.

Owner Vinny Caruso is a gracious and generous man as well as a talented woodworker.  He believes in the importance of a child’s play and is dedicated to providing that opportunity with his wooden toys.  Mr. Caruso has donated a hook and ladder fire truck to our online school auction that begins November 21 and runs for approximately 3 weeks. (More details on our online auction coming soon!)

woodentoystruckWe are featuring many of these hand- crafted wooden toys at the Holiday Faire.   Shop early on Friday November 21 during our adult event from 6-9PM for the best selection.  The store is also open all day during our family event Saturday November 22 from 10-4. See you at the Faire!

Holiday Faire Poster

 

Holiday Faire: Sewing Kits by Local Artist

holidayfaireartistWe are proud to feature eco-friendly, natural products by local artists.

We are excited to offer a line of handwork kits by local artist Cynthia Treen, from Pawtucket, RI.  She is the creator of Threadfollower, sewing kits that the customer uses to create adorable palm sized animal friends.

“Our goal is to foster stitching and handcrafting because making makes us happy and we want to share that joy with others!” – from threadfollower.com

These sewing kits make an adorable Waldorf-Inspired gift!

These are the cutest wool felt sewing kits and we will have a variety in stock at our Holiday Faire store.  Cynthia uses locally sourced vendors and materials for her kits.  Her newest kits are for Felix and Charlotte Fox.  Clothing patterns for these animals are also available at her Etsy page for customers to add to their collection after the faire.

We will have 10 different varieties of animal kits and two types of barrette making kits available at the Faire.holiday Faire store craft

More from Cynthia’s website:

“We also strive to create products that you can feel good about (inside and out) by using local resources, recycled materials, and by making thoughtful green choices in the design, development, and production of our products. Our kits fit in the palm of your hand, have small carbon footprints, and utilize local resources.”

Holiday Faire Poster

Site Design and Development by Ian O'Brien | Background painting by Nicole Besack | Select Photos by Monica Rodgers and Seth Jacobson