Sunflower Bridge is a pathway to the world of Sunflower Creative Arts,
a 501c3 nonprofit organization with the mission of empowering children to be confident, creative and compassionate through Play, Nature and the Arts.
Over the last 30 years, we've empowered more than 2,000 families with our unique educational philosophy.
Though we draw from many schools of thought, we subscribe to no one ultimate "method". The Sunflower Framework is simply a foundation 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 pillars of Sunflower’s educational philosophy are...
There's a special something about Sunflower that leaves people feeling cared for, supported, loved...
...and we created Sunflower Bridge to share that with you!
In these challenging times, parents and caregivers are more in need of community and connection than ever before.
That's why we developed the Sunflower Bridge Journey: an 8-week program that introduces our signature Sunflower framework and provides a chance to build meaningful relationships with other caregivers in our community - relationships built on 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.
Now gathering our Spring '23 Sunflower Bridge Journey cohort...
MONDAYS 4:45-6:45 PM (All ages welcome!)
SATURDAYS 1:30-3:30 PM (All ages welcome!)
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)
The Journey has helped me immensely. It has provided a community to discuss challenges with other parents while also having leaders to guide us.... Everyone is here for a common purpose and no matter how different our lives may be outside of that space, we are united here, vulnerable and anonymous and so very intimate. It’s a great feeling!!
I loved being surrounded by a group of parents who share very similar beliefs regarding positive parenting practices.... I loved hearing everyone’s advice, everyone’s struggles, everyone’s positive stories. In the past, I would listen to a Janet Lansbury podcast to feel empowered (haha) but I felt empowered and confident each time I left Bridge.
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
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 to connect, share joys and challenges and, with the help of your dedicated Sunflower Guide, find real solutions.
Enjoy a grownups-only graduation ceremony, where we'll play, sing & remember the twists & turns of our Journey. Special gift included.
Private Group Chat
Stay in touch with your Sunflower Guides and the other families in your Bridge Journey group throughout the week with a private WhatsApp group 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 and Sunflower Fundamentals.
Circle of Song
Join Susan, her guitar & special guest Milly Marzipan for Circle of Song, a 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.
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.
(Bridge Journey - Online)
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.
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