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After School Program

We are currently enrolling our Spring After School Program!

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 Spring, 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 2:45 pm on Mondays & Thursdays and 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 3:30 pm on Mondays & Thursdays and at 2:30 pm on WednesdaysPick up is at 5:15.

General Daily Routine

Arrival & settling

Snack

Opening Circle

Mindfulness activity 

Farm chores

Craft activity & free time

Closing Circle 

Packing list

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

  • Hearty snack

  • 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

Our Fall semester runs from March 6th-May 30th, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

We follow the Champlain Valley School District’s calendar, taking off Eid (4/10), Spring Break (4/22-4/26), & Memorial Day (5/27). On April 8th, SCS has a half day for viewing the Solar Eclipse. We will run an special After School Program that day.

Age Range

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.

 

Safety

We will educate the children in safe farm conduct around poisonous plants, electric fences, and the animals. 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 before February 22nd we will provide a full refund minus the $75 non-refundable deposit.

  • If you cancel between February 23rd and March 15th, we will provide a 50% refund.

  • After March 15th, 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 12 students, we will cancel the program and refund all families.

New Village Farm's Tax ID: 27-4665607

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