If you’re a parent or caregiver who's been feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, stretched thin, exasperated, helpless or detached…
In the Sunflower Creative Arts community, we know how much support families need to thrive. We believe real-life experiences within community are essential to our wellbeing, no matter your age.
We all want connection, a sense of place, a feeling of belonging...
In these challenging times, parents and caregivers are more in need of community and connection than ever before.
That's why we created the Sunflower Bridge Journey: an 8-week program that introduces our signature Sunflower framework, lovingly crafted over the last 29 years and embraced by more than 1000 families.
The Journey provides you the chance to build meaningful relationships with other caregivers in our community, relationships built on a solid foundation of trust, understanding and compassion.
The Sunflower Bridge Journey is a return-journey, home to who you are as a human being.
Through weekly guided group sessions, we'll 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)
Activate skills that are already within you to make positive shifts in your family dynamic.
We’ll dive into...
Stress relief practices
Creative problem solving
Healthy human development
Guidance method of discipline
Empowering children to play independently
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)
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 a 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
You’ll have the chance to join in on 4+ LIVE Toolboxes, where our team of Sunflower Guides will break down important topics like The Language of Sunflower and Why Play? Learn actionable strategies you can use at home right away.
Private small group chat
Stay connected throughout the week in a group text chat.
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.
Now gathering our Spring '22 Sunflower Bridge Journey cohort...
TUESDAYS 9:30-11:30 AM (Children ages 0-2)
WEDNESDAYS 4:45-6:45 PM
TUESDAYS 4:45-6:45 PM
SATURDAYS 1:00-3:00 PM
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)
We want all caregivers to be able to take this Journey...
Need some help to make it happen?
Each season we offer a sliding scale 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 group 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!
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 29 years, we developed our signature Sunflower Framework to help new parents go from feeling clueless and 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 and your family. We support you to follow your own heart.
Because you are worthy of being seen and heard in your fullness--not just as a parent, but as a human being! You are worthy of the support and guidance of a real community.
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)
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