Enrichment Programs

In partnership with the City of Cotati, Sandy Loam offers Montessori-inspired enrichment programs that allow preschool and elementary-aged children to be active participants in the care of Veronda-Falletti Ranch. Students have the opportunity to care for the Ranch’s animals and guide the development of food and garden plans. Programs are held in a licensed facility, staffed with experienced instructors with background clearances and first aid training.

Early Release Enrichment

Our early release enrichment program for elementary school-aged children provides farm, nature and art- based experiences during local schools’ early release hours. Engaging activities and projects are introduced continuously, following themes that are inspired by the children’s and teacher’s interests. Homework support and a snack is provided.

We are committed to keeping this program accessible to families by offering a flexible $10 to $45 fee for each day of attendance. Please pay as much as you can afford so we can continue to offer this wonderful program.

Families must complete pre-enrollment paperwork before students can attend this program (this is a one-time requirement). After this paperwork is completed, families can sign up to attend for one day or all days provided we have availability. You may sign up for sessions before completing the paperwork; we will contact you with a pre-enrollment packet which must be completed before the first day of attendance.

Transportation must be arranged by family. A parent or caregiver may chose to remain on campus while their child participates in the program, and can make use of our WiFi, and comfortable work and garden spaces.

2022-2023 School Year Program hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays from ~12:30pm-4:30pm.

Check out the  2022-2203 Monthly Themes for the Sandy Loam Early Release Enrichment Program.

Paint it Bright Camps

Open to children in Kindergarten to 5rd grade, our Montessori-inspired art and farm camps integrate learning with the freedom, warmth and fun that summer brings. 2022 camps are all wrapped up.  Please check back next year, and join us for these exciting adventures!