Monday - Wednesday for 4 weeks
with Zoom check-ins at 9:45 and 1:15 PST
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"Our neighborhood school, my husband's work program, and other local and national groups have offered a variety of classes over the past 2 months. None of them compare to the care, time, and warmth that you brought to your online program. You all did a phenomenal job as you pivoted your experience to an online offering. Your program brought a sense of grounded, focused, peace to our lives and I sincerely can't thank you enough for that."
- Calyx Connects Parent
In this four-week session, your child will have an opportunity to experience heart centered, emergent nature-based learning that is responsive to the times in which we are living, when connection to ourselves, each other and the earth is more critical than ever.
We will begin and end our learning time together Monday - Wednesday with Morning and Afternoon circle practice via Zoom. Morning circle provides an opportunity to come together in community in a restorative circle to share song, mindfulness practice, and our feelings as we launch our day together. Calyx mentors will guide learning and share prompts for the day, before we head outdoors for our nature immersed learning time. We will return as a community for closing circle, where we will share and reflect on our work and practice, and bring our time together to a close with song and story.
Anchoring in a daily connected practice and rhythm within a supportive, collaborative community of learning
Heart-centered learning through daily restorative circle and mindfulness practice
Facilitated nature-connected, interdisciplinary learning with experienced Calyx mentors who model collaboration as a daily practice
An emphasis on social and emotional literacy, critical thinking, visual arts, creative problem-solving and playful learning with an interdisciplinary and emergent academic framework
The opportunity to cultivate intrinsic motivation with the support of experienced mentors
Support for parents as partners in their children's learning
An individual portfolio space so that you and your children can share and discuss your children's work, one on one with mentors
A culminating portfolio of your child's work during this time
Intentional and limited use of technology to facilitate connection, collaboration and community
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To register your child for Calyx Connects, please complete the registration form by clicking the yellow button below (when available). Your payment* is due at the time of registration. Checks can be made out to SEA and sent to Calyx at P.O. Box 1366, Freeland WA 98249. Please include a note indicating "Calyx Connects" and the name of your child with your check.
To pay by credit card, please contact Maisie Greer at CalyxAdmin@whidbey.com.
Registration will be considered complete upon receipt of payment.
*We are now offering Calyx Connects on a pay-what-you-can basis. Although the real cost of Calyx Connects is $650, Calyx works to make its programs accessible to all families. In figuring out how much to pay, we ask you to consider what you can afford, what you would or do pay for a comparable program, and how much Calyx programming is worth to you. We know that in some cases, your ability to pay will not match the worth that you ascribe to the experience. We understand. We ask you to pay what you can within your means. And, if you are able to pay more, please do as it helps ensure ongoing Calyx programming and a diversity within our programming. Please know that we will turn no child away due to the inability to pay.