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A new movement in learning comes to Hadley

By: Elizabeth Corridan

HADLEY, Mass (WGGB) — Starting in February, 25 area elementary-aged children will take part in a new learning experience.  The Children’s Learning Cooperative of the Pioneer Valley in Hadley offers homeschooled children and their parents a chance to come together in a group  learning environment. Founder and director Julie Rosenshein and her team have designed a  curriculum that fuses core subjects with hands-on learning.  Rosenshein says, “A lot of our kids are really active learners, or need to be outside, or have sensitivities that we’re aware of and we’re really catering too.”

Kathi Munson’s twins will be leaving public school to enroll.  She says, “I want them to be able to flourish.  I want them to be creative and I want them to think outside of the box.”

Parent Dara Herman-Zierlein calls the school “a new movement in education.” She has recently begun homeschooling her son and was drawn to the program because of the emphasis on parent involvement.  “That was really important to me to be with my child in his learning environment.”

The Children’s Learning Cooperative of the Pioneer Valley is hosting a Family Concert and Winter Carnival Benefit Saturday, January 16th from 3 to 7 pm at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Hadley.

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