Education & Childcare Programs
The Little Roots Mindfulness Program is designed to support children ages 3 years and up while also supporting education and childcare staff and parents. Curriculum and practices are created to support cognitive, emotional, and social learning outcomes and are highly adaptable to individual, group, and organizations' specialized needs.
Through an integration of yoga, art, and nature-based activities, we deliver high impact mindfulness programs that support the whole developing child. Pre-programmed and customized curriculum are created using backward design planning ensuring that activities are strategically aligned with learning and developmental goals of education and childcare centers.
In addition to considering learning and developmental goals, children's development ages, interests, abilities, and backgrounds as well as the culture of the learning environment guide not only curriculum development but also implementation of the program so as to deliver the highest level of safety, inclusion, and support.
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Increasing the child's awareness of personal strengths, challenges, and needs
Developing the child's internal resources, for greater coping, self-discipline, and self-regulation
Providing support in repairing relationships when problems arise within the learning or daycare environment
Supporting the child's cognitive functioning and problem solving, building greater resilience and adaptability to change
Fostering kindness, curiosity, and trust within the classroom or daycare community so that learning and retention is amplified
While the aforementioned are general outcomes, the program is highly customizable to organizations' specific needs.
The general developmental outcomes of the Little Roots program are:
Creating safe, inclusive learning communities that support the cognitive, emotional, and social well-being of the developing child
Increasing the child's awareness of self, others, and the environment and how each impact one another