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CEDAR TREE LEARNING

Less screen time, more GREEN time

SPRING 2021 OFFERING

Go Outside and PLAY

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Cedar Tree Learning is offering Spring sessions to children ages 4 - 10 for less screen time and more green time. Come make mud pies, build a tree fort, or learn to make a daisy chain while watching the wonders of nature this spring.

Classes will be held at the Columbia Children's Arboretum in North Portland. During each class, we will interact with the signs of spring, sharing stories, songs, and artistic creations. Each student will be inspired by nature and experience the JOY of outdoor exploration.

Snack will be provided. Please bring a water bottle and weather appropriate clothing (rain or shine!).

We look forward to learning with your child.

Details:

Meet-up Location

April 2, 2021 thru May 14, 2021

Wednesdays, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Fridays, 1:30pm - 4:00pm

$35/class

10% discount for siblings or registering for 8+ classes 

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ABOUT

Cedar Tree Learning is a mixed-age learning community that supports the playful creativity, joy, and natural beauty that is CHILDHOOD.  

 

Cedar Tree Learning is grounded in the following pillars:

Uninterrupted TIME Cedar Tree Learning aims at providing children with long blocks of uninterrupted time in which to delve deep into their work.

 

Nature Immersion  Children will come to be very familiar with the natural environment surrounding them.  They will come to deeply know the Earth and the seasonal changes that are occurring around them.  Almost 100% of the time will be spent outdoors in all weather.

 

Rhythm  We establish a strong, predictable rhythm that allows the children to feel safe and comfortable to explore, create, challenge themselves and grow in a natural setting. 

Imagination  Through storytelling, song, and verse children’s imaginations flourish.

Reverence  Listening walks, quiet moments, and time to give thanks to our Earth for all of her gifts will be a part of your child’s experience.

Guides Worthy of Imitation  Children learn by seeing and doing.  Guides will model purposeful work to support deep play, work, and creativity.

Community  Cedar Tree Learning provides children a safe place to be children together, learn from one another, support each other and grow together.  Children celebrate (and often lead) seasonal festivals with their families.

 

And all is done through JOY! 

Cedar Tree Learning is an all outdoor, all-weather nature immersion for children. Gaining more GREEN time and less screen time, children learn more about themselves and advance their social and emotional reasoning. At CedarTree Learning, children are confronting new challenges or questions because of the multi-sensory experience of green space. Being outdoors immersed in the natural world, children can engage with their surroundings and make focused decisions.

 

"Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street to a sacred bond." Robin Wall Kimmerer

  "Play is the highest form of research." Albert Einstein

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FALL 2021 OFFERING

Registration Open

Cedar Tree Learning is accepting enrollment for the 2021 FALL Forest School for children ages 3-8, which will run 8 weeks starting September 13, 2021 and ending November 1, 2021.

You can register for one of three different options, outlined below. The entire 8-week tuition is due before the first day of class.

• 2 days a week, Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30am to 12:00 pm - $600

• 3 days a week, Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm - $900

• 5 days a week, Monday thru Friday, 9:30am to 12:00pm - $1,400

To complete your child's enrollment, please click the register link below and fill out the online registration form. There is a limit of 8 students and your spot is held upon receipt of your full tuition. We will contact you promptly after completing the online registration form.

 
 

DEZIRÉ CLARKE MEINDERSEE

Deziré is a mom of four young explorers who inspire her work daily.  She is a passionate educator, with a Master of Science in Education Leadership Policy: Sustainability in Education. She began her teaching in an Expeditionary Learning School where she inspired students through compelling topics, inquiry-based learning, authentic projects, and deep learning.  For almost 10 years, she was a classroom teacher for the highly gifted and talented at ACCESS Academy in the Portland Public School system. At ACCESS she gained valuable experience and understanding for the constant curiosity of children, many of her students were on the autistim spectrum. She is aware of the various sensory processing needs of children. Her own children led her to Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf Education, where she found true beauty and joy in learning that was developmentally appropriate for young children.  She believes all children thrive with TIME to play, time to imagine and challenge themselves.  She knows children need a strong, predictable rhythm and nurturing caregivers worthy of imitation.  She loves watching children explore, discover, create and grow in nature-based play.  


Deziré loves spending time in nature with her family.  She enjoys dancing, yoga, and quiet hikes to herself.  She loves to learn new things about the natural world and seeks out new learning opportunities regularly.  She is excited for families beginning the journey of nature learning and loves to build a strong connected community of families.

GET IN TOUCH

10040 NE 6th Dr, Portland, OR 97211

503-919-8663

 
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