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School Age

All of our Treehouse staff are experienced and serve as positive role models and facilitators. The Treehouse is a member of VT Afterschool Inc and all our staff attend trainings!

Our treehouse promise: a focus on kindness and empathy,
where our teachers support our "club" members with:

• Developing empathy by inviting our kids to converse
about perspective taking and to think what others need
• Establishing boundaries by talking about what it means
to give consent to others before they enter our personal
• Identifying and expressing their needs: we help
members clarify their thinking and express their needs in
ways that are appropriate to the setting
• Identifying and expressing emotions: we allow room for
and validate emotions and we provide a variety of ways
in which members can freely express themselves.
• Holding themselves and each other accountable to
building a community of caring
• Resolving conflict: we take the time to truly listen to each
member and we mediate difficult conversations

The Treehouse at Wild Roots Afterschool is the only 5 STAR program serving HCS kids entering K-3 Grade . Our afterschool is limited to just 20 students! We offer developmentally appropriate activities that encourage social, physical, emotional, and creative growth.

Our Treehouse School Age Programs are designed to be smaller and more intimate -- exactly like a Treehouse! We focus on building a community of friends who treat each other with respect and kindness.

Community involvement is built into our mission to engage kids. Recent examples include a Bingo with local seniors where our after school kids imagined, then created the Bingo cards and finally spent an afternoon visiting a local senior center to chat and play!

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