Early Ecology

"Children are born with a sense of wonder and an affinity for Nature.  Properly cultivated, these values can mature into ecological literacy, and eventually into sustainable patterns of living."

-Zenobia Barlow

Bobcat Class

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

9am-12:30pm

2pm pick up option Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

Ages 4-5 years (4 years old by July 1st)

The Bobcat class has 2 teachers with a ratio of approximately 1: 5

This program incorporates early learning best practices and ecology education to create a holistic learning experience specifically designed for children ages 4-5. We use storytelling, nature and mindfulness games, free play, expressive arts and social mentoring to nourish children's relationship to self, to one another and to the natural world.  We include long term projects like the creation of a magic wand that incorporates rites of competency around knife skills, sewing, as well as a good dose of creativity and imagination.


"This is what's missing in our modern lifestyles. It's our children's birthright!"
-Forest School Parent


Typical Morning

9am- drop-off, checking in with families as they arrive. 

9:30-10:00 Morning circle time, songs, greetings, a time to share our ideas, questions and our plan for the day.  During circle children are welcome to have a morning snack.

10-11:30 Adventure!  Time to run, jump, climb and play.  We will walk to our favorite natural play areas or explore new trails.  We always have a soft blanket to rest on, drawing and writing materials, and either new art materials and projects such as rock face paint, building forts, blackberry picking or nature and mindfulness games, tracking, yoga or treasure hunts.

11:30am-12 Afternoon circle time and lunch, a time to talk about our experiences, tell stories, laugh and connect. 

12:30 Pick-up


Bobcat Class tuition 2019-2020

We value diversity in all aspects of our world and program. We offer a tuition equity program that aims to enhance this mission by making our school community accessible to diverse and underrepresented communities. Our application for tuition assistance is on the Apply page of our website.

9am-12:30pm

2 days/week - $517/month, $5,170 annually

3 days/week - $768/month, $7, 680 annually

4 days/week - $1,018/month, $10,180 annually

5 days/week- $1,270/monthly $12,700 annually

Extended Care - 2pm pick up option

(available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)

1 day/week- add $125/month

2 days/week-add $225/month

3 days/week- add $325/month

4 days/week-add $425/month

Additional registration fee for newly enrolling students:

Bobcat Class- $150

Materials Fee - $150

Waived for low income families

Calendar 2018-2019

School calendar available here.

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