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, worked with middle school and lower school students at Crossroads Academy in Lyme, NH and Pawtucket School in Massachusetts. 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.  

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.  

Our afterschool lab serves White River School, where the free and reduced lunch rate is between 53%. At any given time, between 12 and 14% of families are homeless.  Visit our Programs Pages to learn more!

Classroom Materials!

Our creative team is developing supporting materials for classrooms, including posters, affirmation cards, and musical selections. To support this work, you can purchase the following items right here on the website!

Inspiration Reflection: JS Bach, Sarabande from French Suite in G Major. 
Purchase a copy of this simple listening exercise for children.