The Seedlings model is based
on small group interaction.
The Seedlings programme can be successfully implemented within a single nuclear family but our aim is to build community and connectedness among parents, caregivers, and children. For this reason, we encourage families to get together, work together, and grow together.
A typical group my look like the diagram above.
In this example there are five children and three parents/caregivers (or three households). When ordering a Seedlngs module, the group should order three full sets of material ("Full modules") and two extra activity sets ("Module activities").
Our ordering process uses this model to automatically set up your order but you are able to make changes and customise your order before proceeding to the checkout.
Modules & Sessions
The Seedlings programme consists of "Modules" which are made up of 10 "Sessions".
Anticipating that a group meets for a session once weekly, a group will typically work through 4 modules per year. The timing can be tailored to coincide with the families' older children's school programmes and holidays. There are 10 modules available from Seedlings along with an "insert" (half-module) for Easter and for Christmas.
Each module has an overarching theme designed to educate and train character in the children. The individual sessions include stories, lessons, experiments, and activities that the parents/caregivers can engage in with the children. Each session builds in support of the module's overall theme.
Seedlings provides some materials for the activities that are in the sessions but frequently a group will require additional resources which are outlined in the Session planner. This will require some forward planning and preparation for the group.
Because we encourage parents/caregivers to be involved - in planning, leading, and participating in the sessions, it is important that each household have a full set of material for the sessions.
This is particularly helpful if part of your planning takes place over the telephone, but more importantly that parents/caregivers can maintain a record of what they have agreed to be responsible for in the planning sessions and have a reference for what they need to prepare before any given session.
Although each group will have a certain number of children, some of them may belong to the same household. So we have set our ordering model to reflect this and make it easier for you to cater for everyone in your group.