- Contents issue 32 – May 2011
- Neohumanist Consciousness is the Next Evolutionary Step
- Roots of Societal Transformation
- Civilian Democratic Political-Economic System, for Liberated Countries and Countries with all systems of Government
- On the Moral Foundation of Society
- NHE Conference in Jarsuguda, Orissa
- NHE Teacher Training Zonnelicht School, Den Bosch, Netherlands
- NHE Teacher Training
- NHE Workshop Neohumanist Education and a Resilient Society
- Holistic Self-Development for Teachers
- And then there was chanting….
- The Role of Competition and Culture in our Education Systems
- Ten Teaching Strategies for Transformation
- Thoughts on Testing
- Circle of Love: An Instrument to Help Childhood Development
- Ananda Marga Primary School Hetauda, Nepal
- AMSAI Activities Cirebon, Indonesia
- Arts at Lotus Children’s Centre
- Bluebird House
- RAWAFest: Fair for Neohumanist Living
- 5th AMAYE Yoga Educators Conference
- Global News
By Karen Haynes
Licensing for the program was quite easy in Michigan and the people are very pleasant and supportive. Many restrictions that centers have are not required in the home. They love my program and rarely cite me for anything when they come to inspect. They are flexible and really have the children’s’ welfare in mind. It seemed like a lot of hoops to jump through in the beginning, (fingerprinting, furnace inspection, carbon monoxide detector, fire extinguisher, radon gas test, TB test, background checks, first aid/ CPR training, proper exits, measurement of space available for the children, etc.) but once things are in place, it is not really much to maintain.There are also tax advantages to working in the home. A percentage of home repairs, utilities, etc can be counted as a business expense.
Several parents have attended meditation classes, some taking up the practice seriously, and attending weekly meditations and other meditation programs. The parents appreciate it when I bring yoga and meditation to the children during circle and having a place like Bluebird House to help them through the crucial early years of their families.
All in all, I love having the school in my home. The form you give your program can fit into your lifestyle. I would like, someday, to have a drop-in option for parents who meditate to come in and do their practices while I care for their children. There is also the possibility of doing night care, if there is a need in your community such as a hospital near your home where nurses work the night shift.
Please visit my website at bluebirdhouse.net to see pictures and find out more details about the program. Feel free to contact me if you want to explore this idea and have questions. karenerichaynesmsn.com