Spread the News: Branches Atelier Online Preschool, Toddler, Infant and DK classes are open for all!

Branches Atelier Online

Since March, with the impact of COVID-19  early childhood education has changed.  Many preschools remain closed or have had to adapt by offering limited in-person options with social distancing. These changes have created an enormous need for quality and innovative educational classes for young children. 

Earlier this year, in response to COVID-19, Branches  Atelier moved all of our classes online.  Using a wide range of curated materialsand supplies that we sent home, we were able to successfully continue to engage the children in long term projects and, at the same time, still have them feel connected to their peers and community. This September in response to the needs of our Branches familes we will be offering onsite programs, and at the same time we will also be expanding all of our Branches classes online.

With these changes  in mind, Branches Atelier is excited to be offering families from all over the US and abroad an opportunity to enroll in our innovative early childhood online programs.

We invite families to join our dedicated, passionate, and experienced  Branches teachers and parent educators in our creative cohort online programs. Our Programs will be specializing in materials introductions and using these materials as tools of the mind for expression, problem-solving, creativity, and communication. Our courses are designed to help support all areas of children’s continued learning and development.

Our parent education component that will share our strategies on fostering children’s social and emotional development, at home and across distances. Parents will learn how we integrate materials and their properties to strengthen underlying academic learning, and how to engage the magic of long term explorations by incorporating art, math, narrative, science, creativity, and problem-solving into experiences.

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-~- PRESCHOOL ONLINE -~-

For children ages 3 to 5 years by 9/1/20

Starts the week of September  14th,  2020

Community continues to be important, especially during these trying times; with that in mind for the first time, this year, Branches Atelier is excited to be offering families from all over the world an opportunity to enroll in our innovative virtual Reggio inspired Preschool program. 

Throughout our school year, join our dedicated Branches teaching team in our Preschool cohort online program. This class will explore a wide range of carefully curated Branches materials. These materials will be used by the children as tools of the mind to express ideas, support problem-solving, creativity, and communication. 

During our year together we will embark on several long-term projects that will ingrate math, science, literacy and the arts though deep collaborative investigations and inquiries. Join us as the children embark on a journey into self-discovery, wonder, creativity and joy! 


Our Branches Preschool program offers parents the opportunity to:

Learn how to  set up provocative  learning spaces at home.

Support and develop your child’s creativity and imagination and problem solving with carefully selected Branches curated materials and supplies sent home 3 times a year.

Observe as the children gain confidence in working with a range of media and use materials as a form of joyful expression and meaning making.

Learn not only the about materials curated for the preschool children, but also gain experience in best practices and contemporary child development theories with our expert faculty and Branches Teachers.

Join us and take part in our Branches Parent evenings workshops and seminars.

Learn how Branches teachers engage children through the use of materials.

Participate in a monthly check in to go over  the thinking behind our curriculum and offer parents ideas and strategies to support the children’s learning at home.


Our Branches Preschool Program will offer children the opportunity to:

  • Gain mastery using materials and media as tools of the mind,  opportunities for expression through clay, watercolor, acrylic paint, oil pastels, collage, mixed media, fiber, stitch, natural materials, and photography- Beautiful curated Branches materials and supplies will sent home three times a year.
  • Embark on a journey into self-discovery, wonder and creativity.
  • Engage in long term investigations intertwined with immersive language, mathematics and scientific explorations with their peers.
  • Delight in the wonder of community and relationship building through the creation of a digital space just for them, facilitated by experienced Branches Teachers
  • Grow and learn in a Reggio inspired nurturing community.
  • Discover a love of language and literacy through story plays, story book journals, key words and poetry.
  • Learn how math, literacy, science and the arts can be woven through all of our investigations in a meaningful way.
  • Be able to look at the world through many different perspectives and points of view.
  • Learn how to be flexible, open minded, resilient and collaborative with their peers.
  • Discover how reflection meetings are a tool for co-construction, daily organization and planning.

Online Preschool 

Monday – Thursday 

9:30am – 10:30am (PST) one hour hands on Zoom meeting

Every other Friday parent support Zoom Meeting

One extra curricular per week included 

Materials sent home three times a year

Approximately 35 weeks September – June

Tuition  $9,995 .00

Registration  $650.00 

Materials fee  $1,150.00 

Total $11,795.00 (includes deposit)

Deposit         $2,400.00

Please contact Heather@BranchesAtelier.com to apply and register


 -~– DEVELOPMENTAL KINDERGARTEN ONLINE -~-

Our Branches DK program offers children the opportunity to:

For children ages 5 years by 9/1/20

Starts the week of September 14th,  2020

Community continues to be important, especially during these trying times; with that in mind for the first time, this year, Branches Atelier is excited to be offering families from all over the world an opportunity to enroll in our innovative virtual Reggio inspired Developmental  Kindergarten program.

Throughout our school year, join our dedicated Branches teaching team in our DK cohort online program. This next step of the Branches philosophy  will specialize in using materials as tools of the mind to express ideas, support problem-solving, creativity, and communication. Together we will explore new pathways for ideas on narrative expression and literacy for emotional development.  Through story and dramatic play we will also embark on explorations on power and social justice issues. Connections with our natural world as a springboard for scientific and mathematical inquiry.

Our Branches DK Program will offer children the opportunity to:

  • Gain mastery using materials and media as tools of the mind, opportunities for expression through clay, watercolor, acrylic paint, oil pastels, collage, mixed media, fiber, stitch, natural materials, and photography- Beautiful curated Branches materials and supplies will sent home three times a year.
  • Embark on a journey into self-discovery, wonder and creativity.
  • Engage in long term investigations intertwined with immersive language, mathematics and scientific explorations with their peers.
  • Build a shared, collaborative experiences through distance learning
  • Grow and learn in a Reggio inspired nurturing community.
  • Learn how math, literacy, science and the arts can be woven through all of our investigations in a meaningful way.
  • Be able to look at the world through many different perspectives and points of view
  • Learn how to be flexible, open minded, flexible, resilient and collaborative with their peers.
  • Discover how reflection meetings are a tool for co-construction, daily organization and planning.

Our Branches DK program offers parents the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to  set up provocative  learning spaces at home.
  • Gain experience in supporting children’s contemporary academic learning at home.
  • Support and develop your child’s creativity and imagination and problem solving with carefully selected Branches curated materials and supplies sent home 3 times a year.
  • Observe as the children gain confidence in working with a range of media and use materials as a form of joyful expression and meaning making.
  • Learn not only the about materials curated for the Kindergarteners, but also gain experience in best practices and contemporary child development theories with our expert faculty and Branches Teachers.
  • Experience how our pedagogical team meetings are used to uncover and support children learning.
  • Join us and take part in our Branches Parent evenings workshops and seminars.
  • Learn how Branches teachers  how to engage children through the use of materials.
  • Participate in a monthly check in to go over  the thinking behind our curriculum and offer parents ideas and strategies to support the children learning at home.

Online Developmental Kindergarten  

Monday – Thursday 

9.30am -10:30am (PST) 1 hour hands on zoom meeting

Bi-monthy parent teacher check in  Fridays via Zoom

One extra-curricular included per week 

Curated Branches materials sent home 3 times a year.

Runs from September-June

Tuition  $9,995.00

Registration  $650.00

Materials fee  $1,150.00

Total $11,795.00 (includes deposit) 

Deposit      $2,400.00

Please contact Heather@BranchesAtelier.com to apply and register


-~- PARENT / TODDLER ONLINE -~-

For children ages 18-36 months by 9/1/20

Starts the week of September  21st,  2020

Community continues to be important, especially during these trying times; with that in mind for the first time, this year, Branches Atelier is excited to be offering families from all over the world an opportunity to enroll in our innovative early childhood programs. Throughout our school year, join our dedicated Branches teachers and parent educators in a cohort program, specializing in materials introductions and using these materials as tools of the mind for expression, problem-solving, creativity, and communication. 

Parent and toddler classes meet online with a teacher for forty-five minutes once a week for singing, movement, story, and a hands-on component with beautiful materials supplied by Branches followed by a weekly, one-hour parent meeting online with one of our excellent parent educators. 

This Branches Parent and Toddler program offers children the opportunity to:

  • Gain experience with the fundamentals of clay, watercolor, tempera paint, pastels, collage, mixed media and the use of natural materials – Curated materials sent home on a quarterly basis.
  • Embark on a journey into self-discovery, wonder and creativity.
  • Engage in long term investigations intertwined with immersive language, mathematics and scientific explorations with their peer.
  • Delight in the wonder of songs, movement, story and community building while interacting with their parents, peers and experienced Branches Teachers.
  • Grow and learn in a Reggio inspired nurturing community.

This Branches Parent and Toddler program offers parents the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to  set up provocative  learning spaces at home.
  • Gain experience in supporting children’s explorations of clay, watercolor, tempera paint, pastels, collage, mixed media and the use of natural materials.
  • Support and develop your child’s creativity and imagination with carefully selected Branches curated materials sent home 3 times a year.
  • Observe as the children gain confidence in working with a range of media and use materials as a form of joyful expression and meaning making.
  • Learn not only the about materials curated for the toddlers, but also gain experience in best practices and contemporary child development theories, guided in weekly sessions with expert faculty and Branches Teachers.
  • Form a community of parents with support from parent educators to discuss contemporary issues, child development theory and strategies for parenting toddlers in a caring and non judgmental  digital space.
  • Join us and take part in our Branches Parent evenings, workshops and seminars.

Tuition $2,730.00

One Time registration Fee  $150.00 

Materials Fee  $400.00

Total     $3,280.00 (includes deposit)

Deposit  $750.00 

Meets Wednesdays, 11am to 11:45am (PST) via Zoom

A one hour parent meeting meets weekly via Zoom (date & time TBD) 

Curated Branches materials sent home three times during the year

One 10 week extra-curricular session included 

Approximately 35 weeks September – June

Please contact Heather@BranchesAtelier.com to apply and register


 -~- PARENT / INFANT ONLINE -~-

Branches Atelier Parents and Infant Online Classes  for infants 2 – 18 months by 9/1/20

Classes start September 2020

Community continues to be important, especially during these trying times; with that in mind for the first time, this year, Branches Atelier is excited to be offering families from all over the world an opportunity to enroll in our innovative early childhood programs. Throughout our school year, join our dedicated Branches teachers and parent educators in our parent-infant cohort program, specializing in supporting your child’s social, emotional, and creative development. 

Your Parent and Infant classes meet online with an experienced and dedicated Branches teacher for 30 minutes once a week for a wide range of experiences that will develop over the year, including singing, movement, puppets, story, and hands-on, creative experiences with beautifully curated art materials supplied by Branches. The class is followed by a weekly, one-hour parent meeting online with our wonderful parent  facilitator, Brandi Sharkey, MFT. 


Our Branches Parent and Infant program offers children the opportunity to:

  • Gain experience with a wide range of developmentally appropriate experiences.
  • Explore beautiful Branches curated materials sent home 3 times a year.
  • Embark on a journey into self-discovery, wonder, joy and creativity.
  • Engage in building communication skills through quality parent child interactions..
  • Delight in the wonder of songs, movement, story, puppets and community building while interacting with their parents, peers lead by one of our dedicated and experienced Branches teachers.
  • Grow and learn in a Reggio inspired nurturing community.

Our Branches Parent and Infant program offers parents the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to  set up provocative  learning spaces at home.
  • Gain experience in supporting your child’s curiosity, resiliency, flexibility and problem solving skills.
  • Learn to parent from the inside out.
  • Support and develop your child’s creativity and imagination with carefully selected Branches curated materials sent home 3 times a year.
  • Observe as the children gain confidence in working with a range of media and use materials as a form of joyful expression, creativity, sensory explorations  and social interactions.
  • Learn not only the about materials curated for the infants but also gain experience in best practices in contemporary child development theories, guided in weekly sessions with expert faculty.
  • Form a learning community of parents with support from our parent educators to discuss contemporary issues, child development theories and strategies for parenting infants in a caring and non judgmental  digital space.
  • Join us and take part in our Branches Parent evenings workshops and seminars.

Online parent and Infant 3 months to 18 months

Dates TBD

10.30am to 11am (PST) Parent and infant hands on zoom 

One hour parent/facilitator meeting (Dates TBD) 

Curated Branches materials sent home three times during the year

Tuition  $2,500.00

Registration  $150.00 

Materials fee  $300.00

Total                  $2950 (includes deposit)

Deposit  $600.00 

Please contact Heather@BranchesAtelier.com to apply and register

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