My name is Miss Alicia and I have been a credentialed teacher at a Waldorf inspired public school for 9 years in grades 1-3. After completing yearly Waldorf trainings in grades 1-3 as well as the Foundations Course through the Rudolf Steiner College, I am forever inspired by these methods of teaching the developing child. With connection at the core of what I do, I believe that building relationships with children is the foundation for their ability to learn and grow. When children feel loved and safe, their minds and hearts can expand in a way ready to meet the world. And what a world that awaits them! My vision is to create an environment where children are met with respect, care, and a knowing that they themselves are a little seed with all the wisdom they need to grow. I am simply here to water and tend.
Taking on a new venture of starting my own program I am excited for the vision to take hold and to learn and grow with the children. Wild Acorns Learning Village was birthed from a need by our community to create a more intimate and safe space for children to learn together as well as a dream growing in my heart to slow down and teach in a way that is in alignment with my values and beliefs. Having run a nature based summer camp for the past three years I feel very strongly about the need for children to be outside and learn from our great Mother Earth. I also love to craft and create beauty thus expanding a child's strength and will through making.
I am excited to create this vision with you, the Village!
What is Offered
In these uncertain and unfamiliar times, I aim to create a safe and warm learning environment for children to meet both their academic and social-emotional needs.
Here is what is being offered ~
A Waldorf inspired program for families who have chosen to homeschool grades 1-2 with the potential for grade 3. I will teach the children in small group settings as well as lay out lesson plans and support the families through their Waldorf homeschool experience.
Private tutoring for families that are still connected to their school and need extra support for their child.
Enrichment programs including handwork (knitting, sewing, crochet, felt), painting, crafts, nature connection, child-centered interests
Social-emotional learning through explicit social skills lessons, Way of Council, and Non-Violent Communication
Community festivals to honor special times of year and changing of seasons
Parent participation is encouraged to help create our village environment
Opportunities for additional community members to share their skills and gifts with the children.