Virtual meetings Monday through Friday with peers and teacher.
This also includes additional options for expanded learning opportunities through add on programs.
See additional information below on various option's for LEAP Program.
Once during the session we will hold a parent collaboration and reflection group.
Share your experience with other parents, and hear theirs.
Ask questions about virtual learning, or about success and challenges in raising a young child.
Overview of LEAP Program
WHO: 4-6 year olds
WHEN: Pilot program will run - September 8 through October 30 with potential to continue through the academic year.
COST: Base program $100/week (discounted from $130 for pilot program) with add on option B or C
Option B is base program cost plus $50 ($150/week)
Option C is base program cost plus $100 ($200/week)
Melissa Van Bergen
Early Childhood Educator
Melissa earned a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Portland State University and has been teaching since 2013. She also works as an education consultant for organizations such as Tryon Creek and Willamette Sailing Club. She loves learning and collaborating with children in social constructivist, Reggio-inspired preschool classrooms in person and virtually. She is committed to anti-bias practices, making thinking visible, children’s emotional intelligence, and co-creating, with children, strong and supportive communities that learn and think together.
Base program cost is $100/week.
This rate is discounted from cost of $130 for pilot program we are discounting at this time with add on option B or C.
Overview: During these meetings children will co-create, together with one another and a teacher, a learning community. Through sign language, song, and story telling we will explore topics such as: friendship, problem solving, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, home life, learning, as well as experiences that they might be processing and exploring that are impacting our local and global communities like Covid-19 or social and racial justice.
The base program also comes with weekly parent teacher meeting and parent groups (see additional information above).
Option B is base program cost plus $50 and is an add on option for expanding learning. This is $150/week package and is currently discounting for pilot program.
Overview: Three added enrichment opportunities including base.
1) Guide to expanding learning: receive email prompts, guides, and ideas to support your child’s interest and grow their learning from conversations and learning in Zoom meeting. Will provide you with ways to incorporate learning domains into your child’s learning with social-emotional learning, communication, literacy, mathematics, critical thinking & problem solving, etc.
This could include: images of signs, links or lyrics to songs, storytelling tips, open ended conversation questions, activity ideas, material lists, space ideas for creative playful learning, etc.
2) Journaling: this tool will support creativity, language, literacy, and reflection. As an open ended way for your child to make their thinking visible through drawing, collage, or perhaps photographic representation. Parents will also receive support in how to help children further their thinking, listen for understanding, and look for patterns in your child’s learning.
3) Children's Book Club: Weekly videos of children’s books, chosen and and read by the teacher. For parents, videos will come with conversation supports, suggested questions to ask and things to consider. List of books will be sent out prior to video release, in case families would like to grow their home library and read together!
Option C is base program cost plus $100 for add on option B and additional learning opportunities. This $200 / week program is currently discounted for pilot program.
Overview: Four additional added enrichment opportunities including base and option B.
1) MIRO: Children will explore digital technologies through functional play, build negotiation skills with other children sharing the space, discover loose and movable parts, build with digital magnatiles, and move their character around the space. Miro can also act as a portal to play, where children who are in the “classroom” at the same time can invite one another into pretend and socio-dramatic play.
2) Flipgrid: This is a video sharing platform and space for children to share their thinking and get insight into one another’s experiences - the share what you’ve been up to that is so critical to relationship building in person.
3) 1-on-1 teacher / child meetings: This time might include becoming more comfortable with digital technologies, where the child and the teacher might do one on one functional play sessions either with Zoom, Miro, or Flipgrid. Sessions may look different each week, and can follow the child’s interests and wants for the time, or can be used to support specific skills.
4) Parent "Happy Hour": Have your choice of beverage and share your experiences staying home with kids, "school" or any topics you like. A time for parents to see other parents and talk about how things are going for them.