Updated: Aug 18
Hey there, families!
We have had a wild and hot summer and it has seemed to go by so fast! School is starting for many-my tiny human included! As many of you know, we have been hard at work solidifying our Fall schedule of classes as there were many things to consider, especially as a neurodiverse family.
Let me tell you the hyperfocus was real!
We have a few amazing classes (if I do say so myself) and I wanted to make sure we all stay regulated throughout the day, have time for brain and sensory breaks, and time for frontloading between activities. Also, breaking down tasks into smaller steps, visual aids, and literal and consistent instructions for activities and experiments.
I also needed to make sure we consider our special guests when they visit.😉.
Each class takes a multifaceted, hands-on, and multi-sensory approach with intent and consideration to provide a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all students, especially the autistic and neurodiverse community.
Our classes will have a small co-op-like vibe, a low-stimulation (but fun) environment, and a dedicated sensory space with our exclusive mobile calming corner, fidgets, sensory bins, and more.
Sensory, movement, and brain breaks are incorporated into each lesson and utilized as needed. Classes are designed for students to work at their own pace, yet in a collaborative space that allows for organic opportunities for social interaction and learning.
I firmly believe in nurturing the intrinsic learning process in every student. Our classes encourage curiosity and exploration, empowering students to take ownership of their learning journey. Through play-based and child-led education, students not only develop academic skills but also cultivate self-regulation, communication (in whatever form), empathy, self and situational awareness, and self-advocacy – all within a safe and understanding environment.
Let's start with the classes that put the FUN in fundamentals! Our Fundamentals With Felines class lets students connect with adorable cats while learning. Our Learning with Lego and Learning Through Gaming classes offer an interactive and engaging approach to learning. Join us for the end-of-the-year FIRST LEGO LEAGUE competition and team building opportunities. Creative Writing, Journaling, and Literature classes will unlock the power of imagination and self-expression. Our Hands-On Science class will make scientific concepts come to life through exciting experiments. For the artsy souls, our Arts, Crafts, and Tie-Dying class will let the creativity flow.
Classes are taught by a neurodivergent instructor (me) with experience with Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC) as a part-time user themselves and helper for their child. I am CPR/First Aid certified.
Rapport building and class social opportunities begin in September. This includes field trips, park days, our homeschool hang out, sensory sensitive events, class, celebrations, spirit days, tutoring, community events, and volunteer opportunities. Classes begin the first week of October.
For more information and to register for classes head to mentoringtinyhumans.com. To use charter funding please request Mentoring Tiny Humans as a vendor with your charter. For accommodation inquiries email Typhanie at email@example.com.
What classes are you most excited for? Tell us in the comments.