Welcome to Little Lions- Wild Roots!

Nature-based Early Childhood Family Collaborative

Wild Roots will offer your child an opportunity for growth in development, to foster an ecological consciousness, and build healthy relationships with others including the rest of the natural world.  But it’s also an opportunity for you to be part of and learn with a community keen to explore a nature-based early childhood approach.

Wild Roots will be run as a parent cooperative.  In this model families take an active role in providing this type of programming, which includes a parent (or a family member) who will act as a ‘duty parent’/facilitator.

Our spring 2018 session is underway. Please contact us for information about our Fall 2018 session.  Email:  wildrootsssm@gmail.com

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‘Duty Parents’ will;

  • be part of a team that facilitates the nature-based preschool program. This will mean that they will be on duty 3 -4/month. This will mean that they will be on program duty 3 -4/month during which time they will supervise, observe and engage with all the children. When they are on duty they cannot bring children who are not enrolled.
  • be actively involved in curriculum development
  • take part in nature-based early childhood orientation sessions
  • participate in two continuous learning and planning sessions/month
  • share their expertise and learn new skills to support the program
  • review and adhere to all relevant policies (documented verification required)
  • submit the following
    • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check
    • Standard First Aid Level C (a free course will be offered by Little Lions for duty

     parents on March 24 – 25)

  • Immunization Record and Medical Consent Form
    • Proof of completion of the following (these can be completed through Little Lions Waldorf Child and Family Centre)
      • WHMIS
      • AODA Customer Service and Understanding Human Rights
      • Occupational Health and Safety
      • Bill 132 and 168

Family members who are not duty parents may also participate in the parent meetings and other learning/decision making opportunities.