If you’re a parent or caregiver who's been feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, stretched thin, exasperated, helpless or detached from your loved ones…
This year of lockdown revealed just how much support a family really needs to thrive. In the Sunflower Creative Arts community, we learned just how important real-life experiences within community are to our basic wellbeing, no matter your age.
This is our parent-cooperative play- & nature-based preschool in Delray Beach, FL.
We've empowered 1000+ families to be confident, creative and compassionate through Play, Nature & the Arts.
Over the last 28+ years, we developed our signature Sunflower Framework to help new parents go from feeling clueless & overwhelmed to knowing what kind of parent you want to be.
Though we draw from many schools of thought, we subscribe to no one ultimate "method". We simply provide foundations you can build upon in a way that works for you & your family. We support you to follow your own heart.
Because you are worthy of being seen & heard in your fullness--not just as a parent, but as a human being! You are worthy of the support & guidance of a real community.
We all want connection, a sense of place & a feeling of belonging...
After this challenging year of isolation, parents and caregivers are more in need of community and connection than ever before. We were determined to build a bridge that could meet this pressing need--so we created the Sunflower Bridge Journey: an 8-week program that introduces our family-proven framework, while building real community with other caregivers.
No matter where you live, this is your chance to experience the Sunflower Community first-hand.
The Sunflower Bridge Journey is an 8-week guided journey home to who you truly are as a human being.
With weekly 90-minute guided small group sessions, you'll receive the support of both your peers and a Sunflower-certified Guide, as together we tackle the unique challenges you're facing both as a parent and a person in our rapidly changing world.
This came at a good time as I was transitioning to a mother of 2. I am fully feeling the acceptance of this new role.... It has helped me to focus on myself as a person, rather than seeing myself as only a mother.
Morgan L. (In-Person Journey)
We’d like to share how you can activate skills that are already within you to positively shift your dynamic at home.
We’ll dive into...
Stress relief practices
Creative problem solving
Healthy human development
Guidance method of discipline
Empowering children to play independently
Knowing that it’s ok to not be a perfect parent 100% of the time built my confidence in my abilities to parent and I also feel more confident in really listening to myself to try to figure out what I need and when to ask for it.
Brittany C. (Online Journey)
Take the Journey in-person or online!
What you’ll get...
7 90-minute guided sessions
Learn our signature Sunflower Framework by actually living it! Each week, you’ll meet with your closed group of up to 5 other families to connect, share joys and challenges and, with the help of your dedicated Sunflower Guide, find real solutions.
Bridging Day Celebration
Enjoy an evening grownups-only graduation ceremony, where we'll play, sing & reflect together on the twists & turns of our Journey. Special gift included.
4 90-minute Toolbox meetings
In-person or via Zoom, you’ll have the chance to join in on our live bi-weekly presentation of the 4-part Sunflower Fundamentals series: open conversations about respect, child development, compassionate communication and the guidance method of discipline.
Private small group chat
Stay connected to your group throughout the week in a safe, encrypted Telegram chat.
20% discount on Sunflower Sandbox & Backyard Makeovers
As a Journeyer, you’ll receive 20% off any Sandbox membership or Sunflower Backyard Makeover package. Offerings include everything from specially curated play boxes to private Playscape visits to handcrafted swings, slides and more!
As well as 24/7 access to...
This is where you'll find many hours of our pre-recorded Toolboxes for parents & caregivers such as The PNA Framework Masterclass and the Sunflower Fundamentals.
Circle of Song
Join Susan, her guitar & some special guests for Circle of Song, a growing library of virtual sing, laugh, and dance-alongs with old favorites as well as new songs from around the world to add to your family’s repertoire.
Post your questions, recipes and stories on our private community message board, a place where parents, caregivers & teachers come together to share experiences & learn.
Every single week I look forward to Saturday. There are many playdates I am excited about but this one in particular I can't wait for. There is something about the intention and space held for each of us that makes me feel seen and comforted.
Having the gentle guidance of Lindsey and Susan is priceless. Every saturday I leave with more confidence than what I stepped into that morning. In this stage of my life I need that reassurance, guidance and hands on experiences on how to deal with social interactions, conflicts, feelings, etc.
I can't even express how grateful I am. I feel more confident in my growth as a mother through this journey.
Nicky D. (In-Person Journey)
Sign up now to schedule your 1-on-1 call with Susan!
Your Journey begins with a 30-minute connection call with Sunflower Creative Arts founder & director, Susan Caruso. You'll have the chance to share your unique circumstances so we can find the best fit for you & your family!Take The Journey In-Person
The impact you have made on me and my family has been priceless. The joy and compassion, understanding and pure love you have bestowed upon my darling O. will remain in our hearts always. My time at Sunflower has made me a better mother and I am forever grateful to you. Sometimes I wish I could carry you around in my pocket all day.
Melissa F. (Sunflower Creative Arts parent)
We want all caregivers to be able to take this Journey...
Need some help to make it happen?
Each season we offer scholarship funds based on need and availability of funds.
Would you like to take the Journey with a group of your existing parent-friends?
We'd love to discuss how you can organize your own cohort and share the cost of the program among up to 5 other families.
Want to help us grow our scholarship program?
We are building a fund through the generosity of individual and business donors.
If you have any questions, please give us a call at (561) 660-1655, or send an email to [email protected]. Let's imagine the possibilities together!
Children Are Experts In Their Own Play
If you want to see how our method really works, download our FREE Bridge To Play guide where we give you our best strategies for bringing more child-directed, independent play into your home TODAY!Click To Download Your FREE PDF