My name is Miss Alicia and I am a credentialed teacher. Having taught 9 years at a Waldorf inspired public school in grades 1-3 and completing yearly Waldorf trainings 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. 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.
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 since 2019, 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
We 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 homeschooling families of children in grades 1-2 (Ojai) and grades 2-4 (Agoura). We teach the children in small group settings to foster their individual and collective needs.
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 seasonal celebrations
Parent participation is strongly encouraged to help create our village environment
Opportunities for additional community members to share their skills and gifts with the children.