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Community, Education, Developing Awareness & Resilience
Weekday education for
1st - 5th grade students
C.E.D.A.R. - Community, Education, Developing Awareness and Resilience
Weekday educational programs for students 1st-5th grade
When: Weekdays starting September 14th, 2020
For Who: Students 1st - 5th grade
Times: Drop off 7:40 - 8:10am Pick up 3:30-3:50pm
Cost: $295/week; $180 3-days; $65/day
*sibling discount available
Our Cedar program is designed to:
1) Help kids excel at their online learning
2) Get kids get outside and in nature
3) Get kids excited about the world around them
4) Let kids be in community (given it's a small one)
8:10 - Class meeting / Sharing
8:25 - Online learning / curriculum
10:00 - Snack break and check in
10:15 - Online learning / curriculum. May be complemented with further reading, coding, or electronics
12:00 - Lunch
12:30 - Afternoon outdoors, varies each week, may include outdoor & environmental education, hiking, pond, stream, field, and or forest time.
3:00 - Return to base; closing check in
3:30 - Pick up
CEDAR –Community, Education, Developing Awareness & Resilience
Community – One of the most important parts about school is community. Our kids need to learn to work with others and care about their community. In the workplace EQ (how one interacts with people) is as important as IQ (one's sheer problem solving power).
Education – Philosophically, metaphysically, and epistemologically – we believe that knowledge is based in applicable ideas, learned through direct experience, and developed for the good of society. While the online learning component of our program contrasts our ideals – we strive to make the best of it. When possible we try to help the students link their online coursework with real life "sense of place" examples that they can relate to.
Developing Awareness – Awareness of self, others, the environment, and the world around us. When discovery can lead to wonder, engagement, awe – good things happen.
Resilience – When we can healthily internalize failures / obstacles / hardships and respond positively with action, grit, and creativity – we grow. We aim to create an environment where challenges and “whammies” are celebrated as look upon as opportunities.
What's our Niche?
Both the directors here and Double K have their M.S. in Experiential Education and are ardent believers in engaged learning. They have also have elementary age students at CERSD and want to create a community of learners.
We designed our Cedar program to fulfill student's online curriculum needs, engage in outdoor and experiential learning, and give kids a chance to come together in community
We believe in a "responsive classroom" - where students' voices and sharing are welcome, wanted, and part of the daily routine.
We love tech! We want to see kids learning to solder circuit boards, coding, and hopefullly learning Linux. And yes, even 1st graders can learn.
Outdoors is out specialty. Kids need space, nature, and exploration. Double K is blessed with all these. We have a pond, stream, forest and fields. The more time outside without a mask - the better.
Double K is a Christian environment. While students are welcome from all walks of life, one can expect fun prayers before meals and a staff grounded in Christian hospitality.