Forest Explorers

Rooted in the traditions of the Forest School model, this drop-off outdoor nature program nurtures self-confidence and determination, and deepens children’s connection to the Earth. Through sensory-based learning in our natural environment, children uncover nature’s treasures, create meaningful community, and form enduring relationships. Children will be guided through this three-hour outdoor* program by experienced educators who put the social, emotional, and physical needs of your children first.

Spring

For children ages 2 through 6

Storytelling | Creative Arts | Open-ended Play | Guided Exploration/Hiking | Community Mealtime

12 week session

Thursday, April 4 – Wednesday, June 26

Morning Session: 9:30am-12:30pm

Afternoon Session: 12:30pm-2:30pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

  • Indicate interest on the Prospective Family Questionnaire.
  • Available only as an add-on to morning session.
  • Open to children who are fully potty trained, able to consistently follow teacher directions, and no longer need a nap.

T/Th or W/F (2x/week): $1,000; T/W/Th/F (4x/week): $2,000
Application Deadline: February 26, 2019

Summer

For children ages 2 through 6

Storytelling | Creative Arts | Open-ended Play | Guided Exploration/Hiking | Community Mealtime

 

7 week session

Tuesday July 9 – Friday August 23

Morning Session: 9:30am-12:30pm

Afternoon Session: 12:30pm-2:30pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

  • Indicate interest on the Prospective Family Questionnaire.
  • Available only as an add-on to morning session.
  • Open to children who are fully potty trained, able to consistently follow teacher directions, and no longer need a nap.

T/Th or W/F (2x/week): $580; T/W/Th/F (4x/week): $1,160
Application Deadline: February 26, 2019

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We Welcome

Children ages 2 through 6 who are willing and excited to be outdoors in all kinds of weather. Our registration questionnaire will help determine if the program is right for your family. Complete a questionnaire here.

How does our registration process work?

Once our current and past Forest Families have had an opportunity to register for upcoming seasons, we open the registration process to the public. All new registrants are asked to first complete a questionnaire to help determine whether the Forest Explorers program is the right fit for their family. Our goal is to make sure we are able to accommodate the physical, social, emotional and nutritional needs of each child while building a positive, nurturing community in each class. Once the questionnaire process is complete, the teachers read through the responses as a team, build classes based on the information we received, and invite new families to register.

Contact Us

Still have questions?

Feel free to contact us!

[email protected] | 718-886-3800 ext. 237