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Bethany Arts Community

40 Somerstown Road, Ossining, NY

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The Owl Class

Little Leaf brings its values of love, joy and community to Bethany with one mixed-age class of 3-5 year olds.  The class in the nature-immersion education model and the Reggio Emilia approach, and is inspired by all that Bethany offers.  As with all of our classes, the Owl class also has elements of the Coyote Mentoring and Waldorf philosophies.  Children spend almost all of their time in the great outdoors in all types of weather.  This class of 18 children enjoy a beautiful forest classroom as their home base.


What is a typical morning like at Bethany?

Morning program

Arrival at the Courtyard Garden

Investigations and Outdoor Play 
Circle with Songs and Poems

Story Time and Snack

Nature Immersion Hike and Sit Spot

Nature Connection Games

Closing Circle with Gratitude Share

Afternoon program

Gathering and Play at the Courtyard Garden


Exploratory Art Project and Play

Nature Adventure 

Goodbye circle with Story of the Day 


Bethany Arts Community

Little Leaf children have many outdoor "classrooms" on the Bethany Arts campus that inspire lots of imaginary play.  There is a private forest where children play and garden beds where the children plant. We also have the pleasure to meet with resident artists and dive deeply into multi-media art projects. Bethany Arts Community is a vibrant center and we are thrilled to call the community our home.

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