The Inner Wellbeing of Children

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We have led seven pilot courses in contemplative education and life skills for 3rd grade students at the Marion Cross School in Norwich, VT and an introductory workshop for middle school students visiting students at the Bioneers Conference in New Bedford, MA. These have inspired and informed the contemplative education curriculum shared in our afterschool lab and programs for adults. Join our mailing list to learn of opportunities to bring our contemplative education work to your learning community.  

We are currently planning an all-school contemplative education project and explorations of A Framework for Wise Education with Crossroads Academy in Lyme, NH. 

Every child in our school should be learning these skills.
— Wendy Thompson, 3rd grade educator, Marion Cross School, Norwich, VT

Ongoing Programs:
Creative Lives Afterschool Programs (CLASP) 

I love everything about CLASP! Things are just the way they should be.”
— E.C., 4th grade student

Creative Lives After School Programs use a lab site approach to apply Ellen Tadd’s “Framework for Wise Education”  -- a new, holistic approach to teaching and learning that integrates character development, physical activity, enrichment opportunities and academic support.  The Creative Lives Afterschool Programs are our primary lab for curriculum development.  

With one program at White River Elementary in White River Junction, and another underway at Barre City Elementary and Middle School in Barre, Vermont, we serve school communities where the free and reduced lunch rate is between 52 and 72%.   Visit our Programs Pages to learn more!