WHAT IS GREENHOUSE?
WE LOVE. WE CREATE. WE BELONG.
GreenHouse exists to plants seeds that grow roots of identity, awareness, connection, and justice that foster a healthy spirituality as a child grows.
Through wonder and imagination, GreenHouse approaches innate spirituality with the heart and awe of a child taking the lead.
Welcome to rooms filled with peace makers and world changers.
Greenhouse is intended for ages six weeks through 5th grade. Are you a new parent? Just know that we strive to be neat freaks, creating the safest, cleanest, most serene experience for your precious new one. If your child feels shy about spending their first visit to Greenhouse without you, feel free to stay with them for the morning and see firsthand what takes place in Greenhouse! To take a tour on a Sunday morning, to get more information about Greenhouse, or to volunteer on a Sunday, please email Becky.
Current Greenhouse classes:
Seedlings (0-11 month olds) and Sprouts (1 year olds)
The focus of our time with these two rooms is in making sure they are loved and nurtured while having their basic care needs met. These rooms have been designed to engage budding curiosity and independence through the use of age appropriate toys as well. We also offer a nursing mothers area in the overflow space beneath the auditorium as well as changing tables in both bathrooms. We want each parent to enjoy the Sunday Gathering at the highest level, with the assurance that their little one is being looked after and receiving the attention they need.
Team Leader Mayra Herrera
Ferns (2 year olds)
In Ferns, Greenhouse leaders provide compassionate care to toddlers by engaging them in playtime while also teaching them about our four roots through storytelling and crafts. The Ferns team provides hands-on learning and love to toddlers in a safe and fun environment. We love bubbles, playdough, and silly dance moves in this room!
Team Leaders David Avalos and Catherine Frye
Willows (3 year olds, young 4s)
Greenhouse leaders provide lots of opportunities to experience our roots through intentional play, stories, and crafts in our Willows room. Hands-on learning and social skill activities is key for our 3 and young 4 year olds and the Willows team strive to create an environment that enhances a child’s development. We love yoga, trains, getting messy, and snacks in this room!
Team Leader Kassi Yancey
Maples continue to explore their GreenHouse roots through sensory- focused centers, stories, and craft activities. GreenHouse leaders love engaging our growing artists to apply lessons and building friendships is a key focus of this room. This classroom is set up to engage our older 4 year olds and our children experiencing their first time in a school setting. We
ask that children be potty-trained before they move to the Maples classroom and that a child is 4 by Sept. 1st to enter.
Team Leader Hannah Rice
Evergreens (1st-3rd grade)
In our Evergreens class, we focus on processing our GreenHouse roots deeper, with the goal of providing a safe environment for kids to ask questions about God and faith through guided, interactive discussion and activities. Evergreens kick off the morning occasionally attending our Sunday Gathering worship except once a month when the music is brought to us! Our Evergreens kiddos love to sing! Fun application games and a beginning sense of small groups (“blocs”) for kids are built here and a budding Special Needs Buddy system is created for those needing individualized support!
Team Leader Stephanie Costas Special Needs Team Leader Paul Redd
Redwoods (4th – 5th grade)
In our Redwoods class, children engage our GreenHouse roots with practical applications and more built in time for small groups (“blocs”) to pursue an intentional relationship with our GreenHouse leaders. We also kick off the morning by occasionally going to the Sunday Gathering worship except once a month when the music is brought to us! And to keep these upper elementary kids engaged there are plenty of silly games, friendly competitions and team-building activities mixed into each week’s
lesson. We ask parents to try to attend the same service each week so that relationships with their leaders can build over time!
Team Leader Tina Sagisi
Main Teacher Team Leader Mary Shelby
GreenHouse Worship Band
We love music and we love when it is built just for us too! GreenHouse has the pleasure of having two different bands share their talents in a 20 minute set once a month inside our classrooms.
Band #1: Ginnie, Marty, David Band #2: Ric, Mary, Rochelle
GreenHouse Leadership Team
Our GreenHouse Leadership team gets together to dream big, process, and support our volunteers, kids, and parents within our community while pulling off logistics related to events, special projects, and our Sunday Gathering. We love ideas and those that have a heart to execute them with us. Got an idea? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Leadership Team: Becky Santoro (Children’s Pastor + GreenHouse Director), Abbie Fay (GreenHouse Admin + Projects), Kristy Yetman (Parent Support, The Potting Shed), Tony Santoro (Elementary Volunteer Trainer), Laura Antanaitis (Preschool Volunteer Trainer)