NEST LEARNING PODS

Four Words.

Your. Place. Or. Ours?

 

As schools, parents and teachers plan for the upcoming school year, they’re faced with the unprecedented challenge of balancing personal health with the welfare and education of children. As educators and nurturers, we teach students how to embrace change and collaboratively solve problems with a growth mindset. In line with our educational philosophy, we have designed a school alternative to provide a safe learning environment where children can progress academically and have social connections with their peers while safeguarding adults from wide exposure. Families have the option of joining a pod at one of our centers, joining/hosting a home-based pod or joining a virtual pod. It all starts the moment we meet your child, we nurture your child and help them discover the world around them.  At Nest Child Care and Parent Institute, we've established a proven environment that is conducive to your child's social and educational success. At Nest, children work together, have constructive fun together, and discover how enjoyable learning can be. Gather a group of students and we’ll pair you with one of our incredible nurturers to teach your children at your place or ours.

PRE-SCHOOL

PODS

DAYS & TIMES

Monday – Friday
9 AM - 11:45 AM Pod Learning or Child Care

12 PM - CLOSE Child Care Only

OUR PROGRAM

Preschool Learning Pods will provide a consistent, in-person education for children ages 3 - 4 years old.

 

We are proud to offer quality care and education at our center or a family’s home for a Learning Pod of up to 6 students and 1 nurturer. Together we question, investigate, negotiate, and learn. We see ourselves as teachers, nurturers, caregivers and, above all, partners dedicated to working with families and helping children explore and discover the world around them and realize their fullest potential. In our learning pods, children learn through active play - engaging with materials while using their bodies, senses and emerging problem-solving skills. 

Our Learning Pods are designed with children in mind, providing ample opportunities for play and exploration. Our Pod nurturers foster a feeling of belonging and cultivate a sense of community built on trust and respect to provide an atmosphere to support our students' ongoing growth and development in hybrid and virtual learning environments. Learning experiences are based on the unique needs and interests of children in their pod. And a low student-to-teacher ratio means we can provide more individual attention.

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

9:00 AM Morning Explorations and Play

9:30 AM Morning Circle / Meeting

10:00 AM Learning Stations / “Work Time” / 1-on-1 time

10:30 AM Snack

10:45 AM Music & Movement

11:15 AM Arts & Projects

11:40 AM Reflection & Goodbye Meeting

 

SAFETY & HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS

We will conduct daily COVID health screenings in accordance with our local center's COVID-19 Safety Guidelines. Pod families will assess their COVID risk profiles and create a social pact to maintain transparency among the group on an ongoing basis. Pod nurturers will also sign this pact. We do this to protect the most valuable part of our school: your child. 

PRICING

Learning Pod $295 Weekly

Child Care $200 Weekly

ELEMENTARY

PODS

DAYS & TIMES

Monday – Friday
9 AM - 2:45 PM Pod Learning

2:45 PM - CLOSE Child Care Only

OUR PROGRAM

Elementary Learning Pods will provide a consistent, in-person education for children in grades K - 4.

We are proud to offer quality care and education at our center or a family’s home for a Learning Pod of up to 6 students and 1 nurturer. Together we question, investigate, negotiate, and learn. We see ourselves as teachers, nurturers, caregivers and, above all, partners dedicated to working with families and helping children explore and discover the world around them and realize their fullest potential. In our learning pods, children learn through active play - engaging with materials while using their bodies, senses and emerging problem-solving skills. 

Our Learning Pods are designed with children in mind, providing ample opportunities for play and exploration. ​Our low student-to-teacher ratio means we can provide more individual attention. Our schedule is designed to allow students to get into the flow of their work as well as receive individual or small-group coaching for core skills. Students will also have the time and space to dive deep into subjects they're studying. Learning experiences are based on the unique needs and interests of children in their pod that means that they have choices in their daily activities, encouraging the development of time management skills. Our Pod nurturers foster a feeling of belonging and cultivate a sense of community built on trust and respect to provide an atmosphere to support our students' ongoing growth and development in hybrid and virtual learning environments.

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

9:00 AM Morning Meeting

9:30 AM Math & Literacy

11:00 AM Recess and Lunch

12:30 PM Projects / Applied Learning

1:45 PM Afternoon Meeting

2:00 PM End of Day

CURRICULUM

Our curriculum is drawn from fundamental learning standards and focuses on the learning skills that will last students a lifetime and that apply to any discipline. The core skills of reading, writing and math are taught in small, dynamic groupings based on skill level. Our context-rich, interdisciplinary projects offer students real-world opportunities to apply their knowledge and critical thinking skills to foster deep understanding. Our joyful approach to learning encourages creativity by celebrating failures as opportunities to learn, reflect and reiterate. Because our students work with teachers to define their own personalized learning goals, they co-create a common understanding of what personal success looks like and own their learning progress.

PEDAGOGY

We engage students in the process to develop agency and metacognition. We begin with a clear understanding of each learner and work with students to set individualized goals, reflect on their progress, and provide personally meaningful learning experiences. We adapt lessons to students based on their approach to learning, and we allow students to learn at their own pace through small, dynamic groupings and a mix of direct instruction, independent practice, instructional games, and real-world, hands-on activities. As students successfully master new knowledge, skills and habits, learning becomes fun and students gain confidence and trust in their own learning process.

 

SAFETY & HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS

We will conduct daily COVID health screenings in accordance with our local center's COVID-19 Safety Guidelines. Pod families will assess their COVID risk profiles and create a social pact to maintain transparency among the group on an ongoing basis. Pod nurturers will also sign this pact. We do this to protect the most valuable part of our school: your child. 

PRICING

Learning Pod $395 Weekly

Child Care $200 Weekly

SCHEDULE A TOUR

To make a confident decision in regards to care and education for your child, you need to know the right questions to ask.  Use 0ur Parent Checklist to ask questions and compare Nest Child Care and Parent Institute with other providers. 

SERVICES

1. WE HELP YOU FORM YOUR POD

  • Make introductions to other families in your area

  • Consultation: Assess your Pod’s preferences and needs

  • Find, hire and train your Pod Teacher

  • Offer a template for your Pod’s social contract

  • Help guide the preparation of the in-home learning space.

 

2. WE SUPPORT YOU WHILE YOU ARE IN THE POD

  • Manage teachers, paying salaries and all related taxes and benefits

  • Setup protocols like school calendar, # sick days, etc. 

  • Setup organizational processes and tools for Pod management - e.g., parent communication apps, curricular programs, etc.

  • Collaborate with Pod teacher on curriculum planning

  • Provide teacher support and mentoring 1) periodic site visits, 2) form small teacher groups to function like a faculty meeting so that teachers can plan and problem-solve their challenges together and share their successes, and 3) teacher mentors. 

  • Provide parent education: Zoom lectures around education, child development, the science of learning, and social emotional learning.

 

3. WE HELP TRANSITION AFTER THE POD

  • Conduct outgoing assessments of math and literacy.

  • Provide school reports when you are leaving the pod to help transition back to school.

Virtual School

Taught by subject-matter experts, our online series offers students of all ages the chance to stay on track. New subjects added daily.

Learning Pods

Students learn with their friends. Expert instruction. 

Virtual Camps

Help your kids make the most of their break with expert-led camps in everything from creative writing to making LEGO movies.

School at Home

Provides flexible options and instruction from expert educators to replace or supplement traditional schooling.

Nurture. Educate. Support. Train.

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