School Program Options
A program for potty-trained to five-year-old kids. Each day, the children will have free-play with peers, while moving around the school grounds; Fortville, Dirt Slides, the Garden, the Forest, and our School Yard. Our days are child-led, however, songs, stories, craft opportunities, and Nature Notes are all experiences the children are offered by our team of educators. At Sprouts, children are encouraged to use their imagination, engage with the natural world, and experience life outside. Find out more here.
Our early childhood program focuses on foundational academic skills, social-emotional skills, and whole-child development for five to seven-year-olds. Through outdoor, hands-on lessons, community time, garden work, animal care, singing, creating, playing, storytelling, mindfulness practice, and free play, students learn to love and be connected with Earth and all of her inhabitants while receiving a balanced education. Find out more here.
Explorers is Asheville Farmstead’s homeschool enrichment program for students aged 7 – 9 years old (2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades). It is an all outdoor program that is open to up to 6 students. The program focuses on developing a well-rounded whole child who has a deep connection with nature as well as being a social and emotional aware member of our learning community. We will also dive into literacy, science and math which are woven between free-play opportunities within the day.
“From the first day, the farm has been a second home. Everyone who knows us knows our love for this place and this incredible educator. The kiddo has become happily independent, lovely with other children, and incredibly resourceful. I have had the pleasure of watching him grow while enrolled in “Sprouts” and experience the family evolution the farm has encouraged.”