Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Fiddleheads: Preschool Drop-Off Series at Appleton...

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About Fiddleheads: Preschool Drop-Off Series at Appleton Farms – SPRING SESSION

Spring has sprung! It is an excellent time of year for exploring and learning on the farm. We will be planting and harvesting in our garden, taking care of our animals and finding all the signs of spring that nature divulges. Join us on Wednesday mornings from 9:30AM to 12:30PM for a preschool drop-off series to educate your preschooler on farm animals, life cycles, plant parts, and farm fun!

After an opening circle, song, and morning observations, we’ll learn about the plants and animals that call the farm home and participate in daily barn and garden chores. We will also explore the woods and the wild animals while learning how interact with nature, rather than impose upon it. We pause for lunch at 11:30 before finishing our day with farm crafts, games, songs, and stories — and say goodbye until next week!

Fiddleheads offers early nature-based education and helps to cultivate an appreciation for the world around us. This series offers preschool-aged students the opportunity to participate in environmentally focused, farm-based activities that foster social, emotional, and academic growth and development.

Session dates: 3/20; 3/27; 4/3; 4/10; 4/24; 5/1; 5/8; 5/15; 5/22; 5/29; 6/5; 6/12

No class: 4/17

12-week session: members $720, nonmembers $900
Your registration fee covers registration for all session dates. Families must register for a full series of programming. There are no discounts/prorated options for missed sessions.

This preschool Drop-Off Series is for children ages 2.9 to 5 who can easily separate from their caregivers. Class will take place in any weather and we will spend as much time outdoors as possible so please dress your child for the weather.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

  • Program Refunds/Cancellations: In the event that a program is cancelled due to severe weather, low enrollment, or other circumstances, we will notify you as soon as possible by email and issue you a full refund within 14 days of the cancellation. If you cannot attend a program as planned, contact appletonfarms@thetrustees.org at least 7 days prior to the start of the program to receive a full refund or transfer to another date/class. Refunds and/or class transfers will not be granted for registration cancellations placed fewer than 7 days before the start of the program. There are no refunds for missed classes. Appleton Farms reserves the right to change program locations, schedules, or instructors when necessary. 
  • Where to park: When you arrive at the farm, go right at the fork at the Welcome House (towards Farmhouse, Education Farmyard, Camp & Offices). Take a left at the second intersection towards the grey barn. The group will meet inside of the barn.
  • Membership Lookup: Click here to find your membership number.
  • Need to see an existing order? Click here to see your current orders.
  • The Trustees reserves the right to photograph or video visitors and program participants for promotional use, and usage of its properties implies consent. See the full policy at thetrustees.org/photovideo
  • Buy out a class/private events: Have a group that wants to take a class or program together? We have options to buy out our classes and/or create private events. Email appletonfarms@thetrustees.org for more information. 
  • While you’re here: Don’t forget to visit the Farm Store open daily Tuesday- Sunday.

All are welcome at Appleton Farms, we are excited to host you!

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