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Sienna Ranch Wellspring class is specifically designed for children with special needs who are looking for a unique opportunity to participate in age-appropriate activities, hands-on learning, animal interaction, hiking, group games and social reciprocity activities at our 21 acre Ranch in the hills of Lafayette. We always strive to find innovative, fun and effective ways to tie in all of our lessons to life on the Ranch. Our Wellspring class aims to leave all students with a positive association with each other, the ranch, our animals and our environment.
Our curriculum is designed so that students can choose to enroll in one session at a time, or many sessions.
Every day at the Ranch, our class aims to:
*Complete at least one hands on activity
*Engage with peers in a positive way
*Practice social skills
*Learn to negotiate appropriately with both peers and adults
*Practice effective communication
*Maintain attention for a short period of time to both peers, adults and activities
*Visit one of our beloved Ranch animals
*Play a group game outside
*Do a minimum of one physical activity
Sienna Ranch Wellspring and Friends Students are:
*Happy to get a bit dirty and be outside in all weather
*Able to stay with a group
*Curious and excited to push themselves in a different learning environment
*Able to effectively communicate their needs (e.g., using the bathroom, needing some space)
*Able to appropriately protest using words and/or communication device
*Willing to work with staff if behavioral challenges come up
*Able to follow verbal directions (e.g,. “We’re going to the buckeye tree”, “Please walk”) in an outdoor environment filled with distractions
*gentle with people and animals
Schedule: Wednesdays 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Cost: $211 (can pro-rate accordingly as the session is underway)
Class Size: max 8 students
In addition to our traditional shows and shadow cast performances, there’s a little extra magic in the air… We’ve adapted our afternoon matinees especially for people with special needs who may not normally have the opportunity to enjoy live musical theater! Our Saturday 2 PM matinee is a sensory friendly show, and our Sunday 2 PM ASL-enhanced matinee is for those with hearing loss. Of course we are inclusive, so we welcome everyone to enjoy whichever show fits their schedules best!
You can purchase tickets now in our Box Office!
SEED (Special Education Enrichment Development Foundation) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization run by parent and community volunteers to benefit diverse learners in Lafayette, California.