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Bethany Arts Community

40 Somerstown Road, Ossining, NY


Monday -Friday

9 AM -11:45 AM or 9 AM - 2 PM

Morning spots are full for next year - only full day (9-2) spots are open! 

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 is rooted in Coyote Mentoring practices and the nature-immersion education model, inspired by all that Bethany offers.  As with all of our classes, the Owl class also has elements of the Reggio Emilia and Waldorf approaches.  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?

Arrival at the Forest Classroom
Investigations and Forest Play 
Circle Time with Songs and Poems
Nature Immersion Hike and Sit Spot  
Coyote Mentoring Inspired Games
Closing Circle with Gratitude Share
Dismissal of Morning Friends
Exploratory Art Project and Play
Nature Adventure 
Closing Circle and Gratitude Share


Bethany Arts Community

Little Leaf children have many outdoor "classrooms" on the Bethany Arts campus that inspire lots of imaginary play.  There are garden beds where the children plant, grow, and harvest food for their families and the Bethany community.  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 center our home.

Bethany Arts Community: Programs
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