LITTLE ROOTS - Preschool Pilot Program

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LITTLE ROOTS - Preschool Pilot Program


Little Roots is a drop off class for children ages 3-6 on
Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 9-11 am at Sugar Beet Schoolhouse
created by Kelly O’Keefe and Rachel Dardis

From the Founders:
We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new class at Sugar Beet Schoolhouse, Little Roots. Join us this May for our Spring Pilot session. Little Roots is a drop off class for children ages 3-6 on Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 9-11 am at Sugar Beet Schoolhouse. Our daily rhythm includes free play and practical work, children will participate in cooking, cleaning & gardening. Our hope is for each child to gain a connection to the Earth, appreciation for real life work, and enjoy playing with friends along the way. Children will be both inside & outside everyday to experience the turning seasons, and therefore will need to dress for the daily weather. 

Spring Pilot begins on Tuesday, May 7th & runs through Thursday, May 30th. 
$240 for the full session, Maximum 10 children. 

Our Mission: Play, work, cook, eat, garden, grow

9:00 Welcome
Free play, cooking & gardening

10:00 Clean up
Circle: Seasonal songs & story
Snack & clean up

11:00 Good-bye

The Teachers:

Kelly O’Keefe is a mother of 3 who lives in River Forest. She has her Masters in Elementary Education and taught in New York City for 10 years. After becoming a mother, she began Waldorf Teacher Training and taught in early childhood at City Garden Waldorf School in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. Kelly fell in love with Sugar Beet Schoolhouse while taking her children to cooking classes with Ms. Cheryl. Kelly is an avid gardener, children’s book lover, community organizer and enjoys spending time at the lake with her family.

Rachel Dardis, also a mother of three, lives in River Forest. She holds a Master’s in Special Education, a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, and taught in Chicago Public Schools for 10 years. On her downtime Rachel loves cooking for her family and friends and looks forward to sharing this with children.

Mark you calendars for next school year!
Each session (Autumn, Winter, Spring) is 8 weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-11 am.

Please share and hope to see you this May!

For questions about the program please email Kelly O’Keefe:

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