Updated 2019-07-16

Coed Cariad Learning Community  (startup)

A nature based part time programme for ages 4 -14 in woodland. Free play, democratically run by the community and self-directed learning are our core characteristics.
Elanor Smallcombe facilitator
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Country: Wales
Postal Code: SA17 5ES
Union: United Kingdom

SDE Optimizing Conditions

ASDE surveys all SDE communities/programs about how they provide, enhance, or align with each of the Six Optimizing Conditions for young people to succeed in SDE.  Survey answers:
  1. Responsibility – children run the community along with facilitators through democratic community meetings. thy are also responsible for their own learning, their time, their tools.
  2. Youth Autonomy – self-directed and free play are our core values. there is always choice and a big focus on playing outdoors as a nature based project
  3. Access to Tools and Technology – tools for making, building, crafting are encouraged and workshops for demonstrating and learning are available but optional. electronic tools are not really focussed on as a part-time project we know the children are exposed at home
  4. Adult Allies – facilitators are just that and they are trained in non-violent communication
  5. Free Age Mixing – 4-14 at the moment and this age will expand as the oldest grow
  6. Community – democratic meetings weekly and when needed

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