About Our Programs
At Studio we currently offer a vast spectrum of programming for children 3 and 4 years old. We are passionate about the interdisciplinary web of arts, music, science, and nature in learning. Our program is founded upon guiding children and parents in play through these omnipresent, interactive elements and ornaments of life.
Core to our educational philosophy is awakening the young and growing child to the interconnectedness of life, relationship, creativity, and nature around our globe.
Studio offers a comprehensive program, educating and enriching children and parents without evaluations in the process. Instead of being goal oriented, the program is grounded in experience, allowing projects and activities to organically evolve from the flow of ideas and natural interactions. Whatever a child absorbs or learns during their Studio experience becomes a positive contribution to their holistic growth and helps the parent understand and facilitate their own child’s creative process.
Studio's programming nurtures holistic creative capacity and consciousness through a intentionally structured experience, guiding the individual child within the group and community.
Key Programming Components
community and creativity-based programming centered on the holistic nurturing of the young child and their families/caregivers.
a comprehensive creative expression curriculum.
dedicated and expert relationship-based guidance in art and education.
theme-oriented, multi-faceted creative play sessions.
special event series.
early childhood creative play enrichment guidance for families.
documentation of the creative process.
a spacious, inspiring, and versatile play-space.
a program structured towards the convenience of family and child.
Creative play with the active encouragement and participation from family members and caregivers maximizes the benefits to a child’s emotional, social, spiritual, and cognitive development. As families, no other engagement of activity with the child is as important or as effective as this direct form of presence and nurturing. At Studio, we provide ample time for family participation and we rejoice through bringing our families together through special events with their children as one whole community. When families gather with their children and the teachers we request that family members be focused foremost on the children, being present and assisting them in their exploration and content of the experience.
VENNI STUDIO offers children and teachers the opportunity to research and expressively experience the vast artistic and cultural offerings of our world. Through a focus on learning about our whole globe, Studio provides a multifaceted program that integrates art, music, yoga, movement, story, mythology, sculpture, and science into all curricular areas, providing a creatively driven process for all participants. Core to Studio’s curriculum is a concentration on Mindfulness in all activities, play, and expressive endeavors. Venni Studio houses a small group, two to three co-teachers with a maximum of eight to ten children per class. This class structure fosters a rich and dynamic program driven and largely negotiated by the children.
Through the mission of Studio Creative Play, Venni Studio nurtures the conversation and relationship-based programming as primary tools to inspired learning and enrichment. Here, children are listened to and celebrated as individuals. They are encouraged to spawn ideas, reflect, and direct their own investigations. Throughout their time with Studio, children are also guided to collaborate, connect, and communicate compassionately and mindfully. Studio teachers support the child’s collective and individual holistic growth through a perceptive, patient, and loving approach.
At VENNI, children are engaged by visiting artists, musicians, writers, and educators who allow them blended and expert perspectives in curricular areas. The inspiring indoor and outdoor environment is the full expanse upon which the Studio program thrives, both in the organic learning structure it fosters and the creative freedom it promotes.
Our Outdoor Programming - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York
Our Indoor Programming - Seventh Avenue,
Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York
Fall 2023– Spring 2024 SCHEDULE
Inquire for exact hours and dates of classes, sessions,
holidays and breaks for Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 program
art sculpture musical expression creative movement anthropology
ecology and the environment geography astronomy architecture yoga
sign language storytelling compassionate awareness visiting artists
Kindergarten Begins At
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STUDIO TERRA KINDERGARTEN follows the core philosophy, mission, and approach of Studio Creative Play, offering an interdisciplinary academic program centered upon the sciences, humanities and arts on a foundation of a loving, nurturing, and stimulating, teacher, parent, and child community.
With focuses on global environmental and cultural awareness, and social development within the creative group, children and teachers develop and refine compassionate communication. The unique and emergent voice of the newly five-year-old child is celebrated in solo and collective projects and field exploration.
At Roberts Field, our students' growth blooms upon the nurture and guidance of intellectual curiosity, their applied creativity, and their building relationships with friends, teachers, and their community as they open to an understanding of the vast and multi-faceted diversity of the world.
The Roberts Field School's Studio Terra Kindergarten evolves out of the Studio experience, through curriculum and schedules that provide greater structure, depth, and capacity for enhanced creativity, also incorporating formal academic learning. The key social-emotional focuses of the program are compassionate practice and collaboration with regard to all activities.
A continuous active focus is placed on maintaining and contributing to the aesthetics and care of Studio. The
children and teachers maintain a consistent practice of caring for the environment and being resourceful with
tools, materials, and space as a part of this community practice.
At 5 years old, the child also then begins to yearn for more elaborate constructs and standards by which to understand the world around them and achieve competence in new tasks, skills, and emergent academics. They are older now - with more facets of language, an expanded vocabulary and conceptual frame of reference, and the capacity to hold more structure, deeper creativity, and lifted community expectations. The 5-year-old child now thrives through the strength, expertise, and focus of the teachers’ implementation of the mission of The Roberts Field School, in tandem with the routine instruction of interdisciplinary academic standards and a highly visceral world of multicultural creativity-based learning.
Studio Terra travels to the 7 continents and through the
5 oceans over the course of the kindergarten school year!
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