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Early Childhood Enrichment

Through songs, stories, art, cooking, science, and exploration, your child will be immersed in the life of the amazing animals, plants, and habitats of Double J Farm!

Double J offers a variety of Early Childhood Enrichment Classes for children ages 1-6 years old. Our Early Childhood Enrichment classes focus on teaching children skills that nurture a reverence for life, care-taking of both animals and the environment, sensory learning, and so much more! Our classes take place both indoors and outdoors and provide a unique environment to learn about animals, plants and ecology through interacting with them rather than just reading about them. We emphasize fostering a child’s intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth using our farm and small animals, gardens and nature.

Programs run Year Round and are open to children from 12 months through Kindergarten.

 

Class options:

  • Tiny Animal Adventures- Ages 18 months-4 yrs
  • Messy Farm Fridays- Ages 12 months-4 yrs
  • Outdoor Farm Adventures- Ages 12 months- 6 yrs *Must be potty trained to be dropped off
  • Junior Farmers- Ages 3-6 * Must be potty trained
  • Farm Art- Learn More Here!
  • Summer Tiny Animal Adventures- Ages 12 months- 6 yrs *Must be potty trained to be dropped off

Meet our Instructors Here!

 

Girl and Chicken
Goats

Children in these programs will learn how to:

  • Properly interact with different animals

  • Provide nutrition for each animal

  • Hold and groom each animal

  • Keep different habitats clean

  • Use recyclable materials

  • Understand the life cycle of the animals

And Much More!

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Tiny Animal Adventures
Ideal for Ages 18 months- 4 yrs old

What is Tiny Animal Adventurers?!

Sign up for Tiny Animal Adventures here!

Ages 18 months- 4 years old

A uniquely structured program that offers a place for caregivers and toddlers to play, learn and develop while meeting the animals at Double J!

What's more tot-thrilling than farm animals? Little ones can learn about and experience real live farm animals in the Tiny Animal Adventure classes at the Double J's Farm! (Formerly known as Parents & Tots)

In each 60 minute class, a parent/toddler duo might explore the farm grounds, listen to an animal-centric story, create a craft, feed animals, participate in Farm Yoga or play various games!

Each class is themed (e.g. Lucky Lizards, Animals of the Night, etc.) and will guide our activities for the week.
This is the perfect way to get your little one ready for Junior Farmers and a great activity for parents and siblings ranging in age!

 

Tiny Animal Adventurers

September-December 2020 Schedule:

Class runs on:

Mondays from 9:00-10:00 AND 10:00-11:00 AM

 

Cost:
$15 per child

*Sorry no drop-ins, must sign up online*

 

 

Summer Tiny Animal Adventures
Ideal for Ages 12 months- 6 yrs

Summer 2021, Tiny Animal Adventures

Ages 12 months -6 years old
*Children under 3 years or not potty trained must be accompanied by adult

Weekly themes!

Themes coming in Spring of 2021

Join us at Double J Riding Club for an animal adventure as we jump with the frogs and hop with the bunnies!

Our Summer Tiny Animal Adventurer’s program incorporate some of your favorite parts of Tiny Animal Adventures and Junior Farmers with summer fun!

Are your kiddos too young for all day summer camps? This is the perfect way to involve your little ones in the fun at our farm!

Activities may include: story time, creating art masterpieces, planting in our garden, sensory activities, cooking in the kitchen, and of course meeting the animals!

Summer too busy?!  No worries we run this class with our fantastic Early Childhood instructor during the school year!

When?

Fridays

9:00 - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

& 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

How Much?

$20 per class

*Spots fill up quickly, must sign up online to reserve your spot

 

Outdoor Farm Adventures
Ideal for Ages 2- 6 yrs

What is Outdoor Farm Adventures?!

Sign up for Outdoor farm adventures here!

Ages 2- 4 years old

A pre-school age enrichment program for kids who love animals and nature that will foster their independence and curiosity as they get down and dirty on the farm!

This all outdoors class is the perfect class for children who love the outdoors or whose parents are not comfortable with being in an indoor class at this time. Each week students will get down and dirty on the farm with sensory bins, animal meet and greets, games, story time around the fire, and so much more! Please dress appropriately for the weather.

 

Outdoor Farm Adventures

2020 Schedule:

Class runs on:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Cost: $15 per class

*Thanksgiving week class will be offered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM AND 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

 

 

Junior Farmers
Ideal for Ages 3-6
Feeding chickens.

What is Junior Farmers?!

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR WEEKLY THEMES!

Sign up for junior farmers here!

Ages 3 -6 years old

A pre-school age enrichment program for kids who love animals and nature that will foster their independence and curiosity as they get down and dirty on the farm!

At Double J Farm, our Junior Farmers learn through hands-on, nature-based experiences that address the developmental needs of children ages 3 to 6 as they explore the plant life and animals at our farm.

These 60 minute classes take learning to a higher level than the Tiny Animal Adventure class and are primarily drop off. After one class, your animal lover or critter extraordinaire will want to join us all season long for this unique, down in the dirt learning experience that will last a lifetime!

Every week has its own theme, so your child will learn new concepts all year long! These themes guide our educational activities and include a variety of: animal, agricultural, science, and nature topics.

Jr. Farmers

Sept-Dec 2020 Schedule:

Class runs on:

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30-10:30 AM and 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

*Tiny Rider add-on lessons start at 10:45 AM or 12:15 PM

 

Cost:
$20 per class

Additional $20 to add on a Tiny Rider lesson at the end of class!

*Sorry, no drop-ins, must sign up online.*

Junior Farmer sign up here!

Messy Farm Fridays
Ideal for Ages 12 months- 4 yrs

What is Messy Farm Fridays?!

Sign up for Outdoor farm adventures here!

CLICK HERE FOR WEEKLY THEMES!

Ages 12 months- 4 years old

A pre-school age enrichment program for kids who love animals and nature that will foster their independence and curiosity as they get down and dirty on the farm!

This sensory oriented class is perfect for grandparents and other caretakers. Bring your little one to play in our new mud kitchens or with a weekly themed sensory bin or to smash some homemade play-doughs. Apron will be available but play clothes are recommended.

 

Messy Farm Fridays

Sept-Dec 2020 Schedule:

Class runs on:

Fridays from 9:30-10:30 AM

Cost: $15 per person

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Q- What protocols are we taking with COVID?
A- GROUP SIZE- We are limiting the size of each class to 5 children and are asking that only 1 parent attends per child. HANDWASHING – We have set up hand washing stations all around the farm.  Children will be required to wash their hands when they arrive and during the day, at the end of each activity. If you have your own hand sanitizer, you are welcome and encouraged to use it throughout class. ONE TOUCH SUPPLIES- We have purchased additional supplies to insure that each child gets their own implements limiting multiple people touching the same supplies. Each child will receive their own supplies at the start of class and supplies will be heavily sanitized before next use. EMPLOYEE WELLNESS CHECKS – All employees will have their temperatures taken daily and will have to sign in certifying that they/as well as any other family member have not been sick in the last 14 days. SOCIAL DISTANCING – We have rewritten all of our activities to provide as much social distancing as possible.  SUNSCREEN, BUG SPRAY ETC – Please make sure that you apply all sunscreen and/or bug spray on your child before sending them to class. SIBLINGS/FRIENDS/FAMILY MEMBERS – We are requesting that siblings, friends and family members do not linger on property before or after class as we are limiting the number of people on property and trying hard to control social distancing when possible.

Q- What happens if my child can't make one of the classes?
A- We have a 72-hour cancellation policy. If you contact us by phone and/or email 72 hours prior to the class start, we can re-schedule your child's class. Refunds can be given 14 days prior to the class session. Payment and rescheduling cannot be credited towards other camps, classes, or lessons.

Q.- Can I register for multiple classes and will the activities always be the same?
A- You can register for as many classes as your schedule allows! Each week has it's own theme, so activities will be different week to week. The Junior Farmers also has a Tuesday and Thursday lesson plan, so children could come twice a week for that class and complete different activities!

Q.- Do you take drop-ins?
A- We do not take drop-ins, you must pre-register online.

Q- What can I do if a class session is booked at capacity?
A- You can sign up for the wait list, and if there are any cancellations, we will contact you to add your child to the roster.

Q- Does my child need to be potty trained?
A- For Junior Farmer's admittance, yes all children must be potty trained.

Q- What should my child wear?
A- Your child should wear comfortable clothes that you wouldn't mind getting a little dirty. They will be walking around a farm and around large animals, so protective boots are strongly encouraged even if they are not riding.

**Winter- Especially for their riding lesson make sure your child is sent with: warm gloves and socks, boots, and an extra layer of pants they can put on before riding.

Questions?
Call or email us to discuss the Farm Programs!
Contact Us Today!

708-528-4674

doublejridingclub@gmail.com