On a 28-acre farm/estate near Newtown Square, PA, Open Connections offers programs for young people ages 4 and up to develop their foundation for a purposeful, fulfilling and self-directed life. Young people are usually at our location from 9:15 am to 2:15 pm or 4:00 pm for two or three days a week from mid-September to early June.
OC families include most of the full economic spectrum of families in our society today: two-parent, two-income couples; single parents, most of whom are employed part time; modest, middle and upper income families; and families with a home business. OC includes a similar variety of occupations and of religious, ethnic and racial backgrounds.
When not at OC, families follow a wide variety of approaches. These are literally as varied as the families themselves, depending on each family’s philosophy and pedagogical approach. Most families use a mix of strategies, and the balance can easily shift over time. This educational approach offers families flexibility, including the ability to pursue passions more fully, community-building, personalization, strengthening family ties and more.