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Fall 2020 Homeschool Programs Survey
We're going for it, and we need your feedback!
Hello Forest Floor families,
With all the uncertainty right now around what the various public and private schools will be doing this fall, Forest Floor is responding by building a fall program line-up that we believe will help meet your families educational and childcare needs in a safe outdoor environment.
By expanding our offerings to run Monday-Friday with groups for ages 2-5, 5-7, 8-10, and 11-14, we hope to provide a natural outdoor alternative to traditional indoor schooling models. We're also broadening the scope of programs to potentially include:
If you're interested please take just a few minutes now to tell us what your families needs are:
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Since 2011 Forest Floor has provided the Asheville area with Nature-Connection Mentoring programs designed to re-connect youth and adults with the natural world, while also coalescing a vibrant nature-based community.
Once we've collected feedback from parents we'll be making final decisions and announcing our Fall Program schedule ASAP. Thanks for your continued support and we look forward to an epic fall season on the forest floor.
Founder and Executive Director
Forest Floor utilizes a distinctive and highly effective educational approach called Nature-Connection Mentoring, which uses children's inherent enthusiasm for the natural world as a context to actively engage them in the learning process. Children are guided by the mentor towards the empowering experience of curiosity-driven discovery instead of simply being inundated with information. This in turn sets the stage for them to be led by their own innate curiosity (and the gentle nudging of the mentor) to discover the natural world for themselves.
Using the subtle Art of Questioning children are brought to the edge of their knowledge and awareness, then enticed by a further mystery to grow beyond that edge. With the help of what we call Universal Child Passions, we create a learning environment that is motivated by the natural inclinations of the children themselves. Combining a modern understanding of brain patterning and habit creation with these other more ancient methods of mentoring, the children find themselves immersed in an “invisible school” with the forest as their ”classroom”. The goal of such mentoring is nothing short of helping each individual reach their full potential.
Our core curriculum is informed and shaped using a model that is based on the patterns and cycles of the natural world. This 8 directional model accounts for the innate rhythms of individuals and their environment, providing a seemingly effortless but remarkably effective trajectory for learning.
Through games, stories and exploration children learn: