SANTA YNEZ VALLEY AT-A-GLANCE

*Subject to the influence of nature discoveries, group interests, and location features

Typical Daily Rhythm

9:30 - 9:40 - Arrivals/Drop-off
9:40 - 10:15 - Hike to Basecamp location  
  • Review “classroom” space & boundaries
10:20 - Snack Circle
  • Poem reading, primary observations of surroundings
10:40 - Noon  Free Play
11:30 - “Project of the day” is set-up/laid-out
  • Projects involve age & interest guided science, nature, art, local history, etc.
12:30 - Lunch Circle
  • mid-day observations of surroundings, Chapter book reading (a few pages), interactive educational game or song (example: pattern recognition with claps and stomps)
1:00 - 1:45 - Free Play
  • Put away Project of the day
1:45 - Pack up and Gratitude Circle
  • Poem reading (same poem as beginning of day as a bookend)
2:00 - 2:30 - Hike from Basecamp to pick-up location
2:30 - End of Day (pick up)

Tentative Locations 2024-25

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Sep 23, 2024  Hans Christian Andersen Park, Solvang
Oct 16, 2024   Sedgwick Reserve , Santa Ynez
Nov 13, 2024  Mission Loop Hike, Solvang
Nov 20, 2024  Riverview Park - SYV Botanic Garden, Buellton
Dec 11, 2024   Last Day of First Session
Jan 8, 2025 Nojoqui Park, Buellton
Feb 5, 2025 Hans Christian Andersen Park, Solvang
March 5, 2025 Riverview Park - SYV Botanic Garden, Buellton
April 9, 2025   Sedgwick Reserve , Santa Ynez
May 7, 2025    Mission Loop Hike, Solvang
May 14, 2025  Santa Ynez River, Solvang

Early Community building opportunities:
  • Sep. 4, 2024  time tbd - parent info session and q&a (virtual and in-person)
  • Sep. 18, 2024 @ 10am: class meet & greet / park play day @ HCA (with a caregiver present)


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