Forest Explorers

Forest Explorers

Ages 2 through 6


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.



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

*During the Winter Session, Community Mealtime, Storytelling and Creative Arts will take place in our indoor classroom.



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.


WINTER: 11.5 week session Tuesday, January 3 – Friday, March 22
Applications due by Monday, November 19
T/Th or W/F (2x/week): $960; T/W/Th/F (4x/week): $1,920


SPRING: 12 week session Tuesday, April 4 – Friday, June 26
Application Deadline TBD
T/Th or W/F (2x/week): $1,000; T/W/Th/F (4x/week): $2,000



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.



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Photo Credit: Jess Brey, QBG Staff