Little Peeps Friday Homeschool program is a mixed age, drop-off program for children ages 4 and up, meeting Friday mornings from 9-12.
Little Peeps Farm provides an experience different from your child’s everyday life. The activities we engage in, encourage teamwork, planning, leadership, and taking pride in one’s work; while helping to build values such as responsibility, self-confidence and compassion.
Through hands-on work and activities, the children will learn all about what it means to care for and care about the animals on the farm and how it all ties into the natural flow of the year. Our activities and list of chores will change as the seasons do.
The fall will consist of milking the goats (until we dry them off), planting a winter garden, collecting the eggs and having fun! Winter is our in breath. The goats are pregnant and not milking, the egg laying slows down, we spend this time preparing for spring. New building projects, repairs, or just hanging out with the animals, making garden soup over a camp fire, or having fun with different seasonal crafts and/or games. The spring gets busy!! Seeds need to be planted for the new garden, egg production starts to pick up and most importantly… babies are being born!! So many impromptu things may happen… if the lemons are ripe, we may make lemonade, if the loquats are ripe we may make loquat jam, if we have a lot of basil we may make pesto! Learning to make cheese, yogurt, goats milk soap… the list of possibilities goes on and on!
Older children will have an opprotunity to explore subject matter more in depth. Learning about botany, animal anatomy, possibly a bit of reproduction (according to what they observe), the egg cycle of a chicken, how to maintain the health of the herd, and possibly some business experience. We will also choose a larger project or two to work on through the year, depending on their interest: an aquaponics system, a green house, a bee house (and trips down the street to my local bee guy!)… many other ideas that we will decide on with the children and see where their interests lies.
The program cost for the year will be:
$900/yr for the first child
$720/yr for each sibling
This cost can be broken down into monthly payments:
$100/month for the first child
$ 80/month for each sibling
Because of the cost of the program being spread evenly over 9 months, families who sign-up after September 20, 2017, may have a slightly different monthly payment due at sign-up.
In an effort to help all our little farmers stay strong and healthy, we ask that all parents please keep sick children at home Children need to be fever free for at least 24 hours and not contagious to attend a farm day. However, this doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your farm time! Each child will get 4 make-up days per year, which may be used by attending another homeschool day or comparable program offered by Little Peeps.
Your child should bring the following items:
extra change of clothes
Please keep in mind that this is an outdoor program. We will spend the entire time outdoors unless we are chased inside by a thunderstorm! Please be sure your child shows up with appropriate clothing. Rain boots are great to have when it’s really wet and mucky out, rain jackets if it calls for rain, jackets/coats when the weather gets cold… and the extra set of clothes is always a great idea because, well you just never know! lol!
Pre-registration and payment is required to attend. If interested, please contact me for more information.
*When attending the farm, please be sure to pull all the way into the drive way and not out on the side of the road or in the ditch. Front gate will remain closed except during drop-off and pick-up times.