Folksy Club is a nurturing and educational enrichment space for children. We offer structured gatherings throughout the week, a playspace, a practical skill area, and a community of families connected through seasonality, slowness, and making the everyday magic.

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The Space

All of our programming takes place at The Folksy House located in a historic 1800's carriage house on the property of 9060 Main Street in Clarence, NY. Our space includes a tri-level upstairs that has a Waldorf/Montessori inspired play space, a learning table, and a Practical Skill area with a sewing machine, type writer, cataloged library and more. Downstairs hosts an enchanted art room, a farm-to-table plant-based kitchen and eat-in area, and plenty of green spots under old shady trees for all-season outdoor play

Current Club Programs

Join our community and become a Folksy Bud for $96/month. In addition to our Folksy Bud programming on Tuesdays and Thursdays, you may also bring your Folksy Bud to enjoy our play space during your Folksy Gnome or Folksy Explorer's classes for $135/month total. You can also choose 1/day a week for $60/month.

Winter 2022 Schedule

Tuesday

10:00a - 10:30a
Open Play
10:30a - 11:00a
Folksies Art Class
11:00a - 11:30a
Open Play/Snack

Thursday

10:00a - 10:30a
Open Play
10:30a - 11:00a
Music Magic
‍11:00a - 11:30a
Open Play/Snack

Folksy Art Class
Tuesday 10:30a - 11:00a

Leader led early childhood Waldorf art class. Children will explore different mediums from watercolor to chalks with the help of a parent, to create first works of art. 

Music Magic
Thursday 10:30a - 11:00a

Parent-child class led by an experienced early childhood music teacher. Explore music, rhythm, making, simple sign language, and using our voices for singing. 

Imagination Open Play
Tuesdays & Thursdays

Free time in the Folksy House play area where we have a kitchen area, baby care area, open-ended toys, and the mindfulness mushroom. 

Join our community and become a Folksy Gnome for $150/month to have access to our programming Monday through Friday. Add a 2nd Gnome for an additional $135/month and a 3rd Gnome for an additional $127/month. Only interested in coming a few days a week? Choose up to 3 days a week for $130/month or choose up to 2 days a week for $110/month.

Winter 2022 Schedule

Monday

10a - 12p
Peaceful Play
12p - 1p
Lunch Hour
1p - 2p
Discovering Sports
‍2p - 2:30p
Cozy Time Read Aloud
2:30p - 3:30p
Outdoor Time
3:30p - 4p
End of Day Cycle

Tuesday

12p - 1p
Lunch Hour
1p - 1:45p
Desk Bell Choir
2p - 2:30p
Poetry & Tea Time
2:45p - 3:15p
Folksy Fix-It Jr
3:15p - 4p
End of Day Cycle

Wednesday

10a - 12p
Peaceful Play
12p - 1p
Lunch Hour
1p - 1:45p
Art History Jr
2p - 2:30p
Composting
2:30p - 3:30p
Outdoor Time
3:30p - 4p
End of Day Cycle

Thursday

12p - 1p
Lunch Hour
1p - 1:45p
Spanish
2p - 2:30p
Outdoor Time
2:45p - 3:15p
Handwork
‍3:15p - 4p
End of Day Cycle

Friday

10:30a - 12p
Offsite Nature Exploration
12p - 1p
Lunch Hour
1p - 1:45p
Exploring Science
2p - 2:30p
Cooking Simply
2:30p - 3p
Tidy Mouse
3:15p - 4p
End of Day Cycle

Notice:

Changes to schedule due to holidays or breaks can be found on our private Folksy Club Facebook page

Peaceful Play & Work Cycle

Time set aside during the day for individualized lessons with a parent and curriculum work in the main subjects. Younger siblings may enjoy the play space or practical skill area with a Buds membership. It’s our community goal to keep this time respectfully reserved for learning. Voices should be kept low, and play should be non-rowdy. 

Practical Skill Area

Club members can request lessons on the different stations in the practical skill area from typewriting, needle felting, sewing, wonder cabinet, library, and our “open invitation” learning table which changes out periodically. 

Piano Practice & Music Exploration

Not a formal class, but an offering. Children may sign up for 10 minutes slots in the music area to practice a piano lesson, improvise, or explore some auxiliary instruments in the space. 

Discovering Sports
Monday 1p - 2p

Learn all about different sports, from Baseball to Soccer and everything in between. Your gnome will learn a little about the history of the game, the rules, how they are played, as well as good sportsmanship.

Cozy Time Read Aloud
Monday 2p - 2:30p

Gather round, snuggle in and cozy up. We’ll be reading a classic children’s chapter book in the comfort of blankets followed by engaging discussions.

Desk Bell Choir
Tuesday 1p - 1:45p

Music, the chromatic scale, and how to play together as a group. Learners will learn about simple notation, following notes and beats, and listening to others to create an ensemble. 

Poetry & Tea Time
Tuesday 2p - 2:30p

Reading, listening, memorizing and observing the thoughtful phonetics in poetry, its authors, and trying our own hand at writing simple structure poems.

Folksy Fix-It Jr
Tuesday 2:45p - 3:15p

Learn about simple machines and how to do upkeep and maintenance. How to tune up a bicycle in the spring? How to unclog a vacuum? Mini lessons that will serve for a lifetime. 

Art History Jr.
Wednesday 1p - 1:45p

Children will be able to learn about the masters and utilize our art supplies to create masterpieces of their own in a fun and nurturing setting with engaging discussions.

Composting & Gardening
Wednesday 2p - 2:30p

Help get our garden growing. This class will be looking at compost worms, a composter, and seed starting through transplanting. Hands will be helping get our soil ready, and help plan out where things will be laid out. We will begin by looking at the calendar and talking about the seasons.

Spanish & Cultural Exchange
Thursday 1p - 1:45p

Introduction to conversational Spanish, counting and culture, along with a connection to a sister program based in the Dominican Republic for conversation and friendship.

Handwork Crafting 
Thursday 2p - 2:30p

Learn basic techniques in finger knitting, needle knitting, loom, and crochet to create child-treasure items such as seasonal enchantments, dolls, and wares.

Exploring Science 
Friday 1p - 1:45p

Nature study & curiosity exploration covering topics such as moon phases, life cycles, weather, tree study, bees & pollination, plant growth, and forms of matter.

Cooking Simply for Kids
Friday 2p - 2:30p

Simple techniques and simple meals for little hands. This class is mostly to try and explore new foods, taste things they might otherwise not.

Lessons & End of Day Cycle 

Finishing cycles to end the day, tidying and cleaning the space initiated by the parents, wiping and sanitizing tables and surfaces, taking home personal belongings. 

Join our community and become a Folksy Explorer for $125/month. Choose one day a week for $90/month.

Winter 2022 Schedule

Tuesday

10:30a - 11:30a
Book Club & Film Study
11:30a - 12:00p
Lunch & Social Club
12:00p - 1:00p
Art History

Thursday

10:30a - 11:30a
Creative Writing
11:30a - 12:00p
Lunch & Social Club
12:00p - 1:00p
Folksy Fix It

Book Club & Film Study
Tuesday 10:30a - 11:30a

Take a deep dive into stories that have been adapted to the screen. Discuss plot, development and character during our book study. Our study will culminate in the viewing of the movie adaptation and discussion of the contrasting points of the two tellings.

Art History
Tuesday 12:00p - 1:00p

Study artists and their works from different time periods. Discover the reasons behind their art as we discuss history during that time. Every few weeks will be our studio time,  and the class will create their own works using the techniques discussed. 

Creative Writing
Thursday 10:30a - 11:30a

Write your own stories to excite the imagination of your friends and family. Build creative writing skills in all writing genres and work on honing your writing skills with the support of your community.

Folksy Fix-It
Thursday 12p - 1p

Learn simple fixes for everyday objects in the home. We will also develop building skills and work together to plan and build our garden boxes for our folksy vegetable garden space. 

Lunch & Social Club
Tuesday & Thursday 11:30a - 12p

A time for us to relax and get to know our budding community. Bring a lunch or order at our small café.