Our Vacation Care

Sweet Chickadee School is NYS licensed 

We offer fun programming during some school vacations for school age children. Please email me for current offerings/schedule. 


Sweet Chickadee School invites children into our home to be nurtured and loved by our family. We provide the best care possible while offering a broad range of developmentally appropriate activities that will delight and inspire children. We live a rich life here at the Homestead where beauty, nature, art, warmth, animals, joy and farming are always present and eagerly shared.

At Sweet Chickadee School we hope to expand and deepen children’s relationship with nature. We believe time in the natural world and farm environment offers a profound, meaningful foundation for children, and that foundation can be an invaluable future support and resource for them. Therefore we will spend parts of each day outside in all seasons. 

After our morning greeting we will do our “work”. Work is an opportunity to engage in and see the affect one has in the world around them both alone and socially. Work is not forced yet offered as a part farm life and what needs to be done. Work is always happening in some form and becomes normal, fun and anticipated. Work includes, harvesting from the garden, chopping vegetables for lunch, sanding wood for a building project, folding napkins, watering the plants and more!

We provide a morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack that will nourish and sustain the children. All meals are homemade here, they are wholesome delicious, satisfying and organic. Meals are vegetarian and we can easily accommodate dairy, nut and gluten free needs.  

All food is prepared in a kitchen that processes meat, wheat and nuts.

For more information:

Please email  J’Mae Shemroske, sweetchickadeeschool@gmail.com