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SATURDAY MORNINGS ~THE YOGA KIDS

Our Saturday yoga program was such a hit! We will be starting a new session  January 20th, 2018. This is a small friendly class led by Jyoti from The Yoga Kids. Contact us if you would like more details about yoga @ FERN.
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Jyoti leads a wonderful class for children, her approach is gentle and warm and her passion for yoga is evident. Jyoti's class offers children the opportunity to learn simple poses and breathing techniques. As well as teaching these techniques, Jyoti encourages the children to use them as tools to self regulate and self love.
S.S., FERN parent
Thank you Jyoti, Dr. Laura, and Tina, for bringing this unique and restorative opportunity to the kids at FERN!  My daughter has loved every session - the ambiance, the activities and the kids made for a time where my daughter could relax, breathe and feel a renewed sense of joy!  She was always so happy to go, and returned home with a big smile on her face and ready to face her day!  I'm so glad The Yoga Kids program will be returning for the winter session!!!  We are really looking forward to it!!!

I can't recommend this program enough for every child (and adult)!!!

J.M., FERN parent

 
Saturday morning and The Yoga Kids was a real memory maker for me. Watching the girls get physically stronger by learning  challenging yoga poses was pretty awesome in itself. Having attempted a few very basic poses I know what seems to be a simple stretch is not as easy as it appears. So watching Ella who has very low muscle tone doing yoga was incredible.  But, perhaps the most “awe” inspiring was witnessing this physically strength through a state of complete and utter mental calmness alertness and focus. For me it truly was a “wow” moment! I could feel my eyes tear up listening to all the girls chant the rhythmic  melody of their daily affirmations. With each affirmation their physical strength was more and more apparent.
I Am Happy,  I am Good.
I Am Happy, I am Good.
I Am, I Am, I am Free,
Happy , Happy , Happy to be Me.
Talk about girl power!!!!!
K.G., FERN parent
By |December 7th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

DECEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

 

2017 at FERN has seen many families join our programs and start a journey with us. We have witnessed incredible hard work and effort. We believe in our students and what they can accomplish.

Please continue to read for information on the following:

FILL THE GAP
HOLIDAY CHEER- THURSDAY DEC 21ST

EXTRA SESSIONS DURING THE SCHOOL BREAK
SATURDAY YOGA
2018 FERN FUNDS
SELF-REG PARENT WORKSHOP
MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

FILL THE GAP
LAST DAY FALL TERM- THURS. DEC.21ST
Please notify us by Nov 30th  if you will be away or need to cancel a session.
FIRST DAY WINTER TERM-TUES JAN. 9TH
EXTRA SESSIONS DURING SCHOOL BREAK
Thursday January 4th-email us to book a time
Holiday Cheer ~ Drop In
Join us on Thursday, December 21st from 5:00-6:30 pm
Everyone Welcome
 

 

YOGA ~ January 2018
We will continue our Saturday class @10:30 am beginning Jan.13th. This is a  small friendly group led by yoga instructor Jyoti Bajaj from The Yoga Kids. Don't miss out on your spot. Email us for details.
FERN FUNDS 2018
Every year we try to help families with funds for services and programs.  In 2018 we will be helping more families in FILL THE GAP.  If you are enrolled for more than 2 hours per week, you attend FERN during school hours and your child is significantly behind in academic areas you may qualify for funds. Speak to us about the waitlist.
 

There has been a lot of interest in learning more about The Shanker Method andSelf-Regulation. What are the 5 steps and how do they support growth and well-being in your family? Interested? Laura is planning a workshop for parents.
Please send us an email indicating your interest and to be placed on our notification list for the upcoming 2018 date and details.
 

FERN MEMBERSHIP
ANNUAL FEE $125.00
MEMBERS RECEIVE REDUCED RATES ON SERVICES, PROGRAMS, WORKSHOPS
FREE PARENT CHATS AND SOCIALS
ASK TINA OR VISIT OUR  MEMBERSHIP PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

By |November 28th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

“FAMILY TALKS” THURSDAY OCTOBER 12TH @7:00PM

HAPPY OCTOBER !!

We are pleased to invite you to another “FAMILY TALKS”. Please come with your questions, thoughts and concerns. In the past we have discussed stress on parents, school advocacy, self-regulation, identifying hidden stressors, friendships and many more topics. We would like this to be a shared experience. Never been to one of […]

By |October 6th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

FALL PROGRAMS

We will be booking students in our FILL THE GAP program commencing this week. Program runs as follows:

Mondays 1:00-5:00pm
*Tuesdays 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesdays 2-4:30pm
*Thursdays 9:00-5:00pm

*Please note: Learning opportunities during the school day allows more specialized/intensive work with our clinical director, Dr Laura Cesaroni – this has worked very well in the past and collaboration with the school […]

By |August 16th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Let’s Re-Enchant Children with the Natural World

 

What do you do when you need restorative time? Go to a yoga class? Color? Knit? Have a glass of wine? These all work for me but none as much as connecting with nature.

So when Outdoor Educator Julia Morch knocked on our door at FERN we were all ears. Julia is the sort of […]

By |June 25th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Blue is ready to meet his friends ?

“Some things fill your heart without even trying.”
Blue is 6 weeks old. He will be joining us on our last day of  FILL THE GAP program on Monday June 26th. Blue will then be with us for summer and fall programming. He is a very special bunny – Dwarf Netherland. His temperament is calm, loving […]

By |June 21st, 2017|Blog, News & Events|0 Comments

SPRING /SUMMER NEWSLETTER

So much going on at FERN for our community.

See our newsletter here and be in touch if you would like to join us.

By |June 7th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Headquarters for the Soul

 MARCH BREAK 2017

While the March Break week brought us visits from scientists, furry animals, and story making by Mr.LEGO, it was the introduction of ‘ The Gathering Room’ to the kids at FERN that made the most meaningful impact.

We transformed the space of the front room into one of community and art making. With […]

By |April 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Self-regulation @ FERN

Hi Everyone- we are getting so many questions and interest in The Shanker Method and self-regulation. As most of our families know we are aligning with TMC and learning about the science of self-regulation. The Shanker Method is a 5 step process- and I have created a brief introduction to the First Step of […]

By |April 12th, 2017|Blog, News & Events|0 Comments

A SAFE PLACE TO BUILD FRIENDSHIPS


Tuesday Mission:

We Are Better When We Are Together

 

 

 

Building Relationships -A 10 week after school program

To help create connections, community and friendships for our kids!

Our approach is unique and effective. We build on foundations of self-regulation and provide enrichment, learning and play through the arts and other recreational activities. We add therapeutic support from various specialists in the field of education, art, psychology and recreation.

Our programs attract a diverse group of students. Children who have been successful in our groups can typically participate in small group settings independent of a 1:1 teacher (ratio 1;4).  Children work in small groups, deepening their connections and interests with peers.  Groups combine work and play. This small group structure of an after-school program is designed and run by specialists who can help socialization, self-regulation and feelings of acceptance and worth.

These experiences will promote practical experiences and skills in real-time.

Feedback from our groups have been awesome! Often children remark that this is their “happy place”.

Starting Tuesday February 7th, 2017, 6:00-7:00pm

Please call us for fees and to discuss suitability.

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ALSO AT FERN:

Opportunity for Kids & Tweens!!

Homework Hangout!!

Tuesdays 3-6pm, starting Feb 7th, 2017

Call us for fees and suitability- limited spots, must come with homework and be able to work in small groups.

 

By |January 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments