Children's Programs

PRESCHOOL -- KINDER -- SCHOOL AGE (6-11 YRS) -- PRE-TEEN

My Approach

Relationship

When children feel a strong connection to their teachers, they feel safe to explore, create, and play. They grow! Relationship is at the centre of my approach.

Process, not Product

We create together in every class I run, with the emphasis always on the process of creating, not on the product that we create. Children are given opportunities to share what they've created as they are comfortable. Sharing our ideas with one another builds community.

All Bodies and Abilities

No experience required. Everyone can dance. No right or wrong way to dance. We explore our ideas, feelings, and experiences through movement. We each have unique ways of expressing ourselves.

Multi-arts

I weave visual art, storytelling, drama and other arts exercises into my classes. I select a wide range of music that encourages self-expression and that is culturally diverse.

Small Class Sizes

Classes are capped at twelve participants, which allows for your child to establish strong relationships with me and the other children in class.

Comfortable Clothing

We wear clothing that feels comfortable to move in. We dance barefoot (when indoors and/or seasonably appropriate)!

Acknowledgements

This approach evolved from years of training and mentorship with award-winning author and educator, Hannah Beach, whose work using the arts to support children's social and emotional growth has been deeply inspirational for me.

Available Programs

Rising Up Preschool Class

Creative movement and multi-arts class for children ages 2-4, accompanied by their adults.

Where: Church of the Ascension

When: Mondays from May 30 - June 27 // 10-11:30 am

Fee: $99* (Fully subsidized spots available.)

* In fact, the five-week program costs $150, but Church of the Ascension and the Anglican Foundation of Canada are proud to provide a partial subsidy to all participants. (As our host and partner, Church of the Ascension believes that creativity and play are good for the soul, but Rising Up does not include any religious content.)

After-School Creative Movement (Agincourt Public School)

After-school creative movement class for children in grades 1-3 who attend Agincourt Public School. Children are picked-up directly from school; we walk to Agincourt Park, eat a healthy snack, then have a one-hour class together (primary focus on creative movement; multi-arts exercises woven in).

Where: This program runs OUTDOORS, rain or shine, at Agincourt Park!

When: Wed, May 4 - Wed, June 29 // 2:50 - 4:30 pm

Fee: $270 (Can be paid via e-transfer to sarah@sarahposthuma.ca or via cash or cheque payable to Sarah Posthuma. Please contact me if a payment plan would be helpful for your family.)

Rising Up

A multi-arts program full of connection, play, and joy for children ages 5-9.

Questions?

Want to know more? Wondering which program is the right fit for your child? Contact me to discuss!

Book a Program for your Community!

If you're interested in bringing a children's program to your community, please get in touch. I partner with schools / community organizations to run classes during and after school. I also facilitate daytime programs for preschoolers and home schoolers.