For our local readers, we wanted to make sure you knew that registration for our Summer Learning Programs has started! If you or someone you know has a child who loves to be outside and needs something fun to look forward to this Summer, consider one of our programs! We’ve posted the information below.
Visit DalbyFarm.com/Programs to find out more.
Pre-K Encounter (ages 3 & 4)
2017 Program Dates
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
June 12th, 14th, 16th
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Register for ‘The Encounter’ Today at DalbyFarm.com/Programs
Printable registration form: http://www.dalbyfarm.com/
The Dalby Farm Pre-K Encounter summer learning program offers an educational and fun first chance for kids to meet and learn about the many animals on a fully functioning farm. Most children of three or four have very little experience interacting with animals – except for maybe the family pet! But for young kids, these kinds of interactions are what lay the foundations for them to be conscientious participants in our global ecosystem. Children that have positive experiences with animals early in life are more likely to develop respect and understanding for the many creatures that rely on human caretakers (and that people rely on themselves).
Through an age-tailored combination of stories, songs, crafts, hands-on activities, free play and interaction with animals, participants will learn about the different farm animals at Dalby Farm. Multi-sensory and engaging activities keep children entertained and reinforce learning! The Farm’s capable and experienced staff will work closely with your child to help them develop a better understanding of and appreciation for farm animals in a light and fun way. Our primary objective is to have every participant not only finish the program with a positive experience and a better understanding of farm animals but also for them to like animals and want to nurture them; not to fear them.
The Pre-K Encounter is open to all potty-trained three and four year olds and is the perfect stepping stone for the ‘Dalby Farm Experience’ summer learning program, which is geared for children entering grades K – 8.
Read more about ‘The Encounter’ today.
Printable Registration Form: http://www.dalbyfarm.com/
‘The Experience’ (K-8th grade)
2017 Program Dates!
Session 1: July 17-20, 2017
Session 2: July 24-27, 2017
‘The Dalby Farm Experience’ is an interactive summer learning program for children entering K-8th grade. Our farm provides an ideal environment for children to ‘experience’ learning through hands-on farm and nature activities, games and crafts.
‘The Dalby Farm Experience’ offers a different theme every day. The presentation, activities, and crafts are designed to reinforce and coincide with the presented subject matter so that the child has fun while learning. Each day of the program covers different material so that the participant can partake in both sessions without repetition.
‘Family Picnic Day’ is on the last day of each session. The participant’s families are invited to pack a picnic lunch and visit the farm. Each child is encouraged to show their family around the farm and to introduce everyone to their new animal friends as well! You will be amazed at how willing they are to share all of the new information that they have learned! Certificates of Achievement are awarded to each participant at the end of the picnic.
By attending ‘The Experience’, summer learning program, children will enter a world of discovery and through this, will learn to appreciate the value of conservation and preservation of nature’s wonders. It is Dalby Farm’s hope that each program participant will leave with an increased knowledge and understanding of nature, plants and animals. Our role is not necessarily growing crops and animals but rather raising awareness of the critical role that nature plays in our world.
The Experience is offered to children entering grades K-8 . The program is divided into 3 groups, by grade levels, and is offered, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Extended day programs are available. Ask us for our rates if you need additional coverage. Pre-registration is required.
Read more about how we break down the age groups and how our program works.
Printable Registration Form