The Sweet Pea Mission

To enrich, inspire, challenge and expand every child's world through an arts education.

The Sweet Pea Vision


Sweet Pea Cottage connects educators and youth with tradition bearers and artists from a wide range of cultures and disciplines; in doing so we demonstrate the importance of integrating the arts in education. We believe that the arts are powerful interdisciplinary tools that can teach learners at all levels.

And in the end we discover laughter, individuality, positive choice making and a positive future; in short a garden of possibilities.

We believe in teaching through these core values

  • Art

    We are dedicated to the philosophy that the arts are an integral component to a child’s total development. We aspire to create a multilingual, cross-cultural curriculum that celebrates the arts and the creative process. We employ teaching artists in our community to give the gift of their own experiences.
  • Love

    We believe that when each child is taught with love it in turn creates the strongest foundation to communicate and encourages the child to find what they love to do.
  • Tradition

    We value the process of handing down information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another. We honor cultural differences and celebrate them. It takes a village with helping hands to teach our heritage and traditions.
  • Community

    We recognize and emphasize the inspiration, creativity, and friendship a community brings to a child’s life. We explore the concentric circles that make the concept of community.
  • World Perspective

    We consider it our responsibility to give significant insight into the lives of children and their families all over the world which we explore and celebrate