Home Learning Pods (Remote) for children 3-5 years, learning at home.

Designed for early childhood, the Bennett Live Pods are a small group, and a healthy-screen-based learning program, for children aged 3-5 years learning at home. 

Organized by multiage group and developmental needs, our Pods meet daily every morning, Monday to Friday via technology with a Bennett Live educator and members of their Pod to learn, create and play together.

The program is designed with creativity, movement, and explorations at the heart of our Pod experiences.

“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)

Pod Features

Learning Design

  • Small multiage group, of 7-8 children
  • Guided by an experienced educator, via the screen
  • Weekly specialist classes in Active Play, Dance, 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)
  • With movement, snack and screen breaks, and social activities
  • Min 2.5 hours a day of synchronous learning
  • Asynchronous activities designed for independent home learning

Family Learning 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
  • Monthly Family Social Hours
  • Home learning support and guidance

    Technology Design

    • Pod 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
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    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. From week 3 in the Pod, we provide daily 30-min classes with specialist guests.

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

    ** 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

    We developed the Bennett Live Mobile Application so that all our media, class, and pod offerings and resources are easily accessible to children and families everywhere.  The mobile application is available for download on Google Play and iTunes.

    Bennett Live FAQ

    Making decisions about your child’s learning always comes with many questions. We have put together this detailed list of frequently asked questions for our families about Bennett Live and our different offerings. 

     Bennett Live Learning Guide

    On acceptance into our Pod Program, your family will receive a Pod Welcome Guide which includes an overview and Pod calendar, introduction to your Pod Teacher, advice home learning space design, and a list of resources your child may need.

    Application and Fees

    Pod Program 2020-21

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

    Fees

    Our Pod Program costs between $3-4k per child/pod or about $60/day. If a family registers for the year it is about $10.5-12k per child/pod. 

    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!