Come bright butterfly, close to me,
Your beautiful wings I should like to see.
You fly like a bird, you sip like a bee,
But you’re really a flower the wind set free!
What an amazing year we have had at Mariposa! I am so pleased to share with you some of the wonderful work being done at Mariposa with your support and generosity!
This year we opened an additional classroom, one that serves 18 children ages 3-5 in a full day, full year program providing more children and families with access to a community program focused on play, social-emotional growth and an appreciation for nature and language development.
David Sobel, renowned author, professor at Antioch University, and play-based education advocate visited our program to learn more about our urban based, nature-inspired curriculum. As a result, we were invited to collaborate on several exciting educational and professional development events. Most recently, presenting at the In Bloom: Promising Practices in Nature-Based Education conference in Boston.
In May 2015, the Mind and Life Institute, invited our team of professionals to participate in a Call to Care, a new educational research initiative inspired by their co-founder, the Dalai Lama. [Read more…]