Sow Well Tots is on a mission to Sow the Seeds of Well Beings through nurturing, nature-based Early Childhood Education for children of all backgrounds, ensuring that our school is a place where the cultural wholeness of children is seen and embraced. Sow Well Tots iS expanding our future work to include teacher trainings and artist residencies centered on Afro-folk ways in order to mentor more BIPOC educators in nature-connection and Walforf-inspired eduation.
Sow Well Tots is an intimate, home-based, alternative, early childhood program in Bernardston, Massachusetts. Our regular school year runs from Sept.-June. Our hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. We serve wholesome, organic, home-cooked, vegetarian meals (morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack) and offer natural, open-ended toys, and provide infants with plenty of floor time for self-initiated development.
Sow Well Tots provides high quality care in a safe, nurturing environment with a child-driven rhythm. This means we will never interrupt the natural imaginative flow in order to force our own agenda. We tailor our daily routine to fit the developmental needs of all the children. We believe a well nurtured child will be better able to thrive as a student when the time for structured learning presents itself. The SWT home-based program offers a holistic rhythm with a nurturing, seasonal curriculum that includes daily outdoor play in the forest and garden, handwork and crafts, songs, finger plays, stories and puppetry.
Please note: if you are looking for a highly academic-driven curriculum for your child Sow Well Tots is not the place for you and your family. Our focus will be to prolong a vivid, imaginary, child-like way of being.