ABOUT SEES THE DAY SUMMER PROGRAM
A Classroom Without Walls
Sees the Day is a value based learning program for children ages 6-11 years old. Sees the Day is committed to instilling in children a respect for and appreciation of each other and the natural world. Building connections, individual character, and personal awareness through theme based activities, excursions, and ethical dialogues will be the primary focus of each weekly session. Planned excursions include a variety of natural settings, local parks and educational points of interest in the East Bay.
One element that makes Sees the Day so rewarding is the intimacy and compact size of our program! Guest Educators and performers, storytelling, ecoliteracy, nature awareness, fairy houses, fort building, imaginative play, lake hikes, beading, community service, gratitude circles, self esteem games, theater and improvisation, an laughter filled summer time fun will round out a dynamic experience for all!
Educators know that something remarkable happens when children venture outdoors. When they have opportunities to engage in outdoor education, children develop an understanding of their environment and often become its champions and stewards. They discover that being in the outdoors opens up a whole new world that extends far beyond the “media ecosystem” they find indoors. Most importantly, they take delight in simple moments of observation and wonder. It is those moments that rekindle their connection with the natural world.
ABOUT KIRK COOPER
Director Kirk Cooper brings joy, wonder, enthusiasm, and a unique combination of talents to his leadership responsibilities of Sees the Day Summer Program. Kirk has 30+ years experience working with children in a variety of educational settings as an administrator, art teacher, P.E. teacher and enrichment class provider. Kirk is currently the Extended Program Director for Prospect Sierra, a K-8 independent school located in El Cerrito, CA. He is a passionate surfer, snowboarder, and mountain biker. He is also the proud parent of of two young adults, one a recent grad of UCLA, and another that attends Stanford University!