Learning Pods // School Readiness Program for children 3-5 years.

If you have children 3-5 years old learning at home, who will be entering school, join a Bennett Live Learning Pod remotely to prepare them, and your family for entering school.

The Bennett Live Pods are a small group, and a healthy-screen school readiness program designed to prepare and transition our littlest of learners and families for the world of school.

“The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences.”

– Loris Malaguzzi (1920-1994)

Apply Today for Spring and Summer!

MARCH 22, 2021 - JUNE 11, 2021

Pod Features

Learning Design

  • Small group, of 7-8 children
  • Guided onscreen by an experienced educator
  • Specialist classes in Active Play and Creative Music
  • Learning is guided by our Ten Pedagogical Principles
  • Designed for healthy screen time, by being creative, active, and social around the screen

Social Design

  • The Pod meets daily M-F, for 11-12 weeks
  • 8:30-11:30 am, 2:30-3:00 pm (CDT/CST)
  • Movement, snack and screen breaks.
  • Min 2.5 hours a day of synchronous learning
  • Asynchronous activities for independent home learning

Family Design

  • Welcome “intake” meeting
  • Teacher meet/greet with a child-led home tour
  • Weekly learning summary and guide of activities and resource needs
  • Bi-monthly 1-1 Family Conferences
  • Family Social Hours
  • Home learning support.

    Technology Design

    • Daily access via Zoom
    • After-Pod home activities via Seesaw
    • Family communications and updates via Moment
    • Home Pod technology support and guidance

    Pod Schedule

    Daily Schedule*

    Our daily schedule provides both consistency and flexibility for our young learners and families.

    8:30 am:  Morning Meeting with Breakfast or Snack
    9:00 am:  Explorations
    9:30 am: Literacy or Math Time
    10:00 am: Music or Movement
    10:30 am: Guided Project-based Learning (PBL)
    11:00 am: Media Literacies
    11:30am: Pod Close
    2:30-3:00 pm: Afternoon Story and Closing Circle

    * Dance parties, snack, bathroom, and screen breaks, as needed.


    Specialist Schedule

    Movement and music are very important for young learners. We provide weekly 30-min classes with specialist guests.

    Mondays: Creative Movement or Creative Music
    Tuesdays:  Active Play
    Wednesday: Spirit Day** 
    Thursday: Active Play

    ** On Spirit Days, we shake-up our inner spirit with some creative fun and radical self-expression. From Crazy Hair to Wacky Socks, and Favorite Super Heros, Wednesday are Spirit Days!  


    Learning Resources

    Bennett Live Mobile Application

    A library of video, project ideas and resources to supporting and ignite creativity and project-based learning at home. Easily accessible to children and families everywhere, the mobile application is available for download on Google Play and iTunes.

     Bennett Live FAQ

    We have put together a detailed list of frequently asked questions for our families about Bennett Live and our different offerings and resources for families learning at home. 

     Bennett Live Learning Guide

    Receive a Pod Welcome Guide which includes an overview and calendar, introduction to your Pod teachers, advice home learning space design, and a list of resources your child may need.

    Application and Fees

    Pods 2020-21

    The dates and application deadlines for the 2020-21 academic year are: 


    The 11-12 week programs costs between $3-4k per child/pod or about $60/day.

    Apply Today!

    Visit our applications page to apply and a member of our team will be in contact with you to discuss your families application.

    Contact us if you have any questions.

    We look forward to hearing from you!