Welcome to Bloom From The Heart's 2023-2024 Program!

Current program is in progress and ends on June 7, 2024. Rolling admissions accepted based on space availability.  Click HERE to register. 

The 2024-2025 program will begin on September 9, 2024 and end on May 30, 2025. Registration will open on April 1, 2024.

Bloom From The Heart is Bloom's Montessori and Waldorf inspired play-based learning program for preschool aged children* where the focus is on learning through PLAY! 

*Minimum age accepted is age 3 and must be fully potty trained. 

Bloom From The Heart embraces a Montessori and Waldorf inspired approach that takes additional inspiration from traditional methodologies to offer a one-of-a-kind program that embraces the best of all three worlds. Curated by Bloom’s owner, a Montessori trained educator in early elementary, the program's daily activities includes working in key areas of Montessori including Practical Life, Sensory, Mathematics, Literacy, and Culture, and key areas of Waldorf, including Exploring Nature, Celebrating the Seasons, and embracing Imagination and Fantasy through creative play and storytelling. 

What is the difference between Montessori and Waldorf?

While both are very similar in many ways, especially in the importance of a multi sensory approach to learning, being play based, and integrating practical life skills into daily rhythm, one key difference is that Montessori embraces real life experiences whereas Waldorf embraces imagination and fantasy. We believe that both are equally important in developing the whole child and so integrate aspects of both into our program and our play environment (i.e. the mini kitchen and washer set are more “Montessori”, whereas the fairy wings and play silks are more “Waldorf”). 


What is the typical day like?

Our daily rhythm is developed to keep the children engaged and moving throughout the day to different areas of the space, including outdoors, to maximize movement and socialization opportunities while allowing them safe independent choices and a range of topics and disciplines to pique their interests and nurture their curiosities. We have daily specials in art, music, movement, sensory, and dance, opening and closing circles where we review the calendar, weather, celebrate seasons, holidays, and birthdays, group unit study, both individualized 1:1 and independent work time, snack, lunch, and indoor and outdoor play. We also enjoy several parent-participation field trips and holiday performances throughout the year that align with the season or monthly unit topic that allows for lots of community building and bonding opportunities for the families. 

What are we not?

Although our program's content sets your child up for success as they enter a formal preschool or kindergarten program, prospective families should be aware that Bloom is registered as a play space and NOT licensed nor accredited as a preschool nor child care facility, and should not be utilized as such. This part time program is a recreational class offering of Bloom whose program content offers a flexible part time opportunity to nurture your child's unique self and meet them where they are through purposeful activities and play. Learning through play allows us to foster a natural love for learning through the child's curiosity, creativity, independence, and building trusting and loving human relationships. 

HOW TO REGISTER:

1) Click HERE to get to the registration form! 

2) Once you submit the registration form, be sure to pay your registration fee within 5 days HERE to confirm your child's spot in the program!

 

SEE BELOW FOR ALL THE DETAILS:

SCHEDULE:

BFTH runs on an annual schedule, starting on September 5, 2023 and ending on June 7, 2024. There is rolling enrollment as space permits. 

The 2024-2025 program will begin on September 9, 2024 and end on May 30, 2025. Registration will open on April 1, 2024.

There are scheduled holiday breaks during the year (exact calendar to be provided). 

IS MY CHILD A GOOD FIT FOR THE BLOOM FROM THE HEART PROGRAM?

While our Montessori approach offers us the opportunity to meet your child where they are developmentally and provide a personalized approach to their experience, given our limited resources as a private non-accredited program, please understand we are not equipped to support children who may not yet be ready for this program. Some of the key milestones we would need for your child to have met in order to have their best experience in our program are: ability to follow the routine of the day with focus; ability to understand keeping hands to oneself/gentle interaction with peers; ability to work with materials as they are meant to be used; ability to take direction from the teacher and contribute to a safe environment for themselves and their peers. 

Your child must be fully potty trained to attend BFTH.  What does it mean to be FULLY potty trained? Children must be capable of completing ALL bathroom steps with little to no assistance, and are able to remain dry throughout the day. We realize occasional accidents happen even for fully potty-trained children, but the key word is “occasional”. If we find we are continuously having to assist your child with the bathroom usage or they are having frequent accidents, we will require them to pause attendance until they are a bit more ready.

HOURS:

Regular Day Program: 9am-1pm

Extension Program*: 1pm-3pm 

Before Care: 8am-9am

After Care: 3pm-5pm

 *The Extension Program is not intended to be a standalone program but a supplemental course to the Regular Day Program to provide an additional learning and playing period to the child's day.

AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
As we follow a progressive curriculum and robust unit study, please note your child's progress and benefit will be greater the more days they attend the program. We recommend at least the 3 days a week program but realize not everyone's ready or able to commit, so the 2 days a week option is also available. 5 days a week is ideal for maximum benefit from the program.

* 2 DAYS A WEEK (T, Th)

* 3 DAYS A WEEK (M, W, F)

* 5 DAYS A WEEK (M-F)

Please note due to ensuring a balanced headcount and for planning and scheduling purposes, the two and three day program dates are not adjustable.  If you wish to switch to a different schedule or need to unenroll for any reason, please provide at least a 2 week notice, and any unpaid future invoices will be cancelled (or refunded for any pre-payments made).

TUITION (Weekly and monthly payment plans available; see cost breakdown below):

REGULAR DAY PROGRAM (9am-1pm)

2 Days a Week = $2200/year ($55/wk; $245/mo):
3 Days a Week = $3200/year ($80/wk; $355/mo)
5 Days a Week = $5000/year ($125/wk; $555/mo)

EXTENSION PROGRAM* (1pm-3pm)

2 Days a Week = $1200/year ($30/wk; $133/mo)
3 Days a Week = $1600/year ($40/wk; $178/mo)
5 Days a Week = $2200/year ($55/wk; $245/mo)

Before/After Care = $5/hr (siblings $2.50/hr)

10% SIBLING AND MEMBER DISCOUNT OFF COURSE TUITION

 *The Extension Program is not intended to be a standalone program but a supplemental course to the Regular Day Program to provide an additional learning and playing period to the child's day.

PAYMENT AGREEMENT:

A non-refundable registration fee of $50 is required within 5 days of submission of the registration form. The registration fee will be applied to your first payment except in the case of late registrations (must be enrolled by September 1, 2023 for your registration fee to be applied to your first payment.

  • ATTENDANCE, HOLIDAYS, SNOW DAYS, VACATIONS

All scheduled holidays and up to 5 snow days are accounted for in the annual tuition rate. That means payments are due in full regardless of holidays and up to 5 snow days. Should we have over 5 closures due to weather, credits will be applied for days missed due to Bloom weather closures.

Credit is available for up to two vacation weeks (10 days) or other scheduled absences with a two week minimum notice provided of the expected days out.

Unplanned absences and sick days are not refundable or credited. Make up days are not available for any missed days.

  • PAYMENT PLANS

Payment plans are available as a courtesy (payable weekly or monthly). By registering for this program, you have an annual tuition that is expected to be payable in full by the end of the program (prorated for late registrations). Payment plans simply provide the convenience of weekly or monthly billing for you to incrementally pay down your tuition balance if you desire which means you are invoiced on a regular schedule regardless of holidays or sick days, with the exception of planned vacations, as outlined in detail above. 

  • CANCELLATIONS, MODIFICATIONS and REFUNDS:

Registration Fee: $50 registration fee is non-refundable for any cancellations made after submission of the registration fee and your child's participation in the program is confirmed. 

Cancellations: Any cancellations that are made within 1 week of program start or any no-shows are non-refundable except for extenuating circumstances (i.e. unforeseen illness). Once the program is in session, if you need to unenroll for any reason, please provide at least a 2 week notice, and any unpaid future invoices will be cancelled (or refunded for any pre-payments made).

 

We look forward to learning, playing and growing together at Bloom From The Heart! If you have ANY questions or concerns at all, please don't hesitate to contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by phone at 272-200-2245.