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After School

Fall Registration goes live July 1st at 8:00 am

Our After School program will include a blend of both farm education and creative mindfulness practice. In this program, we strive to engage kids’ sense of collaboration, to develop resilience and problem solving skills, and to build their toolkit to manage stress and overwhelm.

Timing

In the Fall, for families attending Shelburne Community School, a farm staff member will meet your child at the front office at the end of the school day, at 1:45 pm on Wednesdays (early release days). Staff will walk the SCS kids to New Village Farm. Children from other schools may be dropped off at the farm starting at 2:30 pm on Wednesdays. Pick up is at 5:15 pm.

Ages

This program is geared towards kids in Kindergarten through 4th grade. If you have an older child who is interested in the program, please shoot us an email at newvillagefarmprograms@gmail.com.

General Daily Routine

2:15 pm //Arrival & settling in

2:30 pm //Snack

2:45 pm //Opening Circle

2:55 pm //Farm chores, taking care of chickens, chicks, bunnies, & goats

3:25 pm // Craft activity, exploration, & free time

4:45 pm //Closing Circle 

Packing list

  • Hearty snacks

  • Farm & weather-appropriate clothing (please check the weather before sending your child to school!)

    • Sun hat

    • Sunscreen and bug spray

    • Rain pants and rain jacket

    • Closed-toed shoes or boots for chores

  • Filled water Bottle

  • Please leave all electronics (including smart watches) at home. (If your child has a cell phone, we require them to keep it in their bag or backpack unless they need to contact a parent or guardian.)

Scheduling

Wednesdays run from August 28th-Nov 20th. We follow the Champlain Valley School District’s calendar.

 

Safety

We will educate the children in safe farm conduct around poisonous plants, electric fences, tools, and the animals. At NVF, we do our best to meet kids where they are. However, we have baseline expectations that kids can understand the meaning of "no," "pause," and "stop", that they can be responsible for taking care of their fundamental needs (e.g. fueling their body with water and food, dressing themselves for the weather, etc.), that they can follow basic directions, and that they can operate in a group setting with other kids. New Village Farm reserves the right to ask children who infringes on the safety of themselves or others by consistently violating the boundaries and conduct requested of them.

Sick Days

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds for sick days or other scheduling conflicts.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

  • For each registration, there is a $75 non refundable deposit built into the cost.

  • If you cancel 14 days before the start date, we will provide a full refund minus the $75 non-refundable deposit.

  • If you cancel between 7 days before the start date and 7 days after the start date, we will provide a 50% refund.

  • After 8 days after the start date, we cannot offer a refund of payment, but we can offer some credit on a case by case basis.

  • If we cannot fill the program with a minimum of 6 students, we will cancel the program and refund all families.

New Village Farm's Tax ID: 27-4665607

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