Wildflowers Child Care and Preschool

Wildflowers Child Care and Preschool

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Wheels on the bus go round and round Shapes song for kids | Shape Rhyme | kids video | Preschool | Kindergarten | Kiddiestv. https://www.facebook.com/kiddiestv/videos/672525550255351/
I have 3 winter snowsuits that my son has outgrown. Before I donate them, would anyone here like them (free)? The blue plaid is Hannah Andersson size 90 (size 3). The red one is REI and size 2T and the dark blue/yellow is Obermeyer size 3.
I’m having a hard time finding a “nap nest” big enough for a 4.5 year old. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Is there any way you can create an amazon wishlist for items you would like? I saw the email about items parents can donate. If we had a wishlist accessible to all parents, we can know exactly what you’d like and we can keep track of what has already been donated.

Wildflowers Preschool in Boise is inspired by the principles and practices of Waldorf Early Childhood.

Operating as usual

04/12/2022
04/10/2022

April showers bring May flowers?

04/03/2022

Keep your eyes out.

03/26/2022

Only one way to find out of this is true.

Let the children climb. ❤

#letthemclimb #playmore #outdoorplay

Photos from Wildflowers Child Care and Preschool's post 03/23/2022

Nature is our teacher

03/19/2022

Wildflowers is mixed ages 2.5 to 6 for just these reasons. It's a beautiful experience for all of them.

YES!!! 🙌

03/18/2022

A child's neurological system is naturally designed to seek out the sensory input it needs at any given point in time. So if a child is spinning in circles, it is because they need this input. If they are jumping off a rock (over and over again!) -- it is because they need this input.

Let them!

Resist the urge to cry out, "be careful" or "get down from there!"

When we continue to prevent children from moving in the ways they were intended to move, then WE become the barrier to healthy child development.

Be Careful What You Teach (It Might Interfere with What They Are Learning) - Janet Lansbury 03/18/2022

Be Careful What You Teach (It Might Interfere with What They Are Learning) - Janet Lansbury

This is more critical than adults recognize.

Be Careful What You Teach (It Might Interfere with What They Are Learning) - Janet Lansbury In this podcast: Janet responds to a question from a caregiver who says the family she works for is interested in teaching their son ABCs and other lessons. The child is sometimes disinterested and refuses to participate, and she wonders: “Is there a respectful approach to teaching children?” Ja...

Photos from Wildflowers Child Care and Preschool's post 03/16/2022

We’re having a wonderful March! Changing seasons in Boise is magical.

Photos from Wildflowers Child Care and Preschool's post 03/15/2022

Looking forward to the magic of St. Patrick’s day. “We’re going on a leprechaun hunt….”

03/11/2022

True story 🙂

😆🤣

03/10/2022

U.S. News and World Report recently published an education report on Waldorf Education with the sub headline, "Immersive learning and a focus on the whole child are the hallmarks of Waldorf education." Explore the full report here and be sure to keep asking questions such as: what is a Waldorf school? www.usnews.com/education/k12/articles/what-is-a-waldorf-school
(Artwork: Main Lesson book page by Emmaline Warner, WSRF Class of '22)

03/08/2022

Spring is coming. Get wet.

I will sit with you every night until you fall asleep, until you need me no more - Family Days Tried And Tested 03/05/2022

I will sit with you every night until you fall asleep, until you need me no more - Family Days Tried And Tested

I admit that this has been my personal philosophy. I waited until they were ready and it was a long longer than I ever would have guessed but I don't regret it at all.

I will sit with you every night until you fall asleep, until you need me no more - Family Days Tried And Tested Some days I long for bedtime to come so I can grasp onto some adult time. A time in which the house is free of noise, demands from children, questions, chaos. A chance to reboot, hear myself think and endeavour to shed the stresses of the day. And every day the ritual is the same. […]

Why your kid won't put down the smartphone – it's not your fault 03/04/2022

Why your kid won't put down the smartphone – it's not your fault

It’s easier than you think to say no. Start young.

Why your kid won't put down the smartphone – it's not your fault Psychologists and technology designers are working together to make digital experiences hard for kids to put down.

03/04/2022

via Therapy Resources Inc.

03/03/2022

Let's say it again....play is NOT optional. Play is critical for ALL children. Let them freely live and think and move.

Play has long term benefits!! Play on!

Structural Differences in Preschooler’s Brains Predicted by Screen Time | screenfreeparenting.com 03/02/2022

Structural Differences in Preschooler’s Brains Predicted by Screen Time | screenfreeparenting.com

Structural Differences in Preschooler’s Brains Predicted by Screen Time | screenfreeparenting.com Tech-Wise Parenting Articles Structural Differences in Preschooler’s Brains Predicted by Screen Time By Meghan Owenz, Ph.D. 17726 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Email Print The topic of children’s screen time is controversial for many reasons: cognitive dissonance, concerns over parent sham...

The Brain Architects: Building Resilience Through Play - Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University 02/24/2022

The Brain Architects: Building Resilience Through Play - Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Play in early childhood is not optional. It is not a nice idea. It is critical to the development of each child. It is beautiful to see a child deeply engage in self-initiated free play. If you're not sure, I encourage you to read this article.

The Brain Architects: Building Resilience Through Play - Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University These days, resilience is needed more than ever, and one simple, underrecognized way of supporting healthy and resilient child development is as old as humanity itself: play. Far from frivolous, play contributes to sturdy brain architecture, the foundations of lifelong health, and the building block...

02/18/2022

Universally true

Early Developmental Competencies: Or Why Pre-K Does Not Have Lasting Effects 02/17/2022

Early Developmental Competencies: Or Why Pre-K Does Not Have Lasting Effects

My hope is that our culture will start valuing early childhood and stop the practice of faster is better. Defend the early years indeed. Please take a moment to understand this study.

Early Developmental Competencies: Or Why Pre-K Does Not Have Lasting Effects Early Developmental Competencies: Or Why Pre-K Does Not Have Lasting Effects

Photos from Nature Chronicles's post 02/17/2022

I would love to see my children's faces visiting this location.

02/17/2022

I love this...think about it. Just ponder.

How fitting that his name is "Tom Waits" :).

This is interesting. I've never thought about it before. Wondering is fun! Maybe I'll pause a little longer moving forward before finding out answers. ❤️

02/16/2022

We’re thankful for the process and support of a wonderful community!

Wildflowers Preschool and Child Care has completed their associate membership application process. Please join us in welcoming them as new Associate Members of WECAN! Wildflowers is a home program that has been providing Waldorf-inspired care since 2018.

A top researcher says it's time to rethink our entire approach to preschool 02/11/2022

A top researcher says it's time to rethink our entire approach to preschool

A top researcher says it's time to rethink our entire approach to preschool A long-term study of a statewide preschool program tracked students through the sixth grade and found those who attended prekindergarten falling behind.

02/08/2022
In Relationships, Respect May Be Even More Crucial Than Love 02/08/2022

In Relationships, Respect May Be Even More Crucial Than Love

A short article that left a deep pondering.

In Relationships, Respect May Be Even More Crucial Than Love Love is not all you need, nor all your spouse or child needs; consider respect.

We Must Demand Play-Based Education Because That's What The Evidence Tells Us 02/08/2022

We Must Demand Play-Based Education Because That's What The Evidence Tells Us

This is the situation. The evidence both annecdotal and researched points to play based early childhood and yet practices don't change. We must have a radical commitment to change.

We Must Demand Play-Based Education Because That's What The Evidence Tells Us According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Economic Forum, and Unicef (and according...

DRUNKEN SAILOR FARM 02/07/2022

DRUNKEN SAILOR FARM

We love supporting this wonderful local farm. Lots of options!

DRUNKEN SAILOR FARM Thar’ She Grows!   Drunken Sailor Farm is a woman-owned and operated seed and vegetable farm located within the city of Boise, Idaho. We’re here to cultivate a relationship with food and the earth it comes from, connect people to community and themselves, and provide a deeper understanding of ...

02/07/2022
Mealtime Manners Begin with Babies - Janet Lansbury 02/07/2022

Mealtime Manners Begin with Babies - Janet Lansbury

Mealtime Manners Begin with Babies - Janet Lansbury Janet offers advice for handling some of the most common complaints parents share about their children’s mealtime behavior: throwing food on the floor, leaving and then returning to the table, refusing to eat certain foods, and lingering endlessly. Janet shares her view that all of these behaviors...

02/07/2022

LOVE this 💕

Wildflowers Child Care

At Wildflowers Child Care, our goal is to protect the simplicity of childhood and create a haven for children where they are nurtured, loved, and allowed to be themselves in an often too busy world. Based on the principles and practices of Waldorf Early Childhood, we are part of a movement that emphasizes the basics of “play-based ~ imagination-powered - nature-infused” child development for young children. Our program has a warm, homely atmosphere with a rich interaction of multiple ages.

As part of our high-quality care, we strive to serve organic, locally produced, plant-based foods. The children will participate in gardening, harvesting, and preparing what we eat as much as possible during the year to foster a positive relationship with healthy foods and an awareness of where their food comes from. All of our food is made from scratch, with love. Spanish will be woven into the day through songs and games.

At Wildflowers, we know that children learn best from real-life experiences. What will your child learn as he helps us bake muffins or fold the laundry? Measuring, counting, following directions, nutrition, sorting, color recognition, the process of following a task through to completion, and language skills, to name a few! We will spend our days playing, learning songs and stories, working and practicing healthy self-care. We believe that it is in this environment that children truly thrive. Our rich whole-child curriculum is based on human interaction and developmentally appropriate activities that foster healthy development and a passion for learning. It is important to us that, together with you, we form a partnership of care for your child. Our goal is to be your child’s home away from home. We invite you to participate in our application process.

Warmly,

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6420 W Randolph
Boise, ID
83709

General information

This video gives a great overview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVhXhvxewdI

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4pm
Friday 8:30am - 4pm

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