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.

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.

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.

Spring 2022 Program hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 1:30pm-3:30pm and Thursdays from 2:30pm-4:30pm 

2022-2023 School Year Program hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays from ~12:00pm-4:30pm and Thursdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm 

Paint it Bright Camps

Open to children in Kindergarten to 5rd grade, our Montessori-based art and farm camps integrate learning with the freedom, warmth and fun that summer brings. Join us for these exciting adventures!

Preschool Integration

Preschoolers and their teachers are welcomed to join us for monthly guided field trips of Veronda-Falletti Ranch. Special activities are planned on a monthly basis so our young learners have something new to look forward to at every visit. Farm and garden curriculum is shared with teachers so that the children’s experiences at the Ranch are easily integrated into the classroom.