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

Coyote Class

  Tuesday - Thursday - Friday


Ages 5-6 (5 years old by 11/15/19)

The Coyote Class has 2 teachers with a ratio of approximately 1:6

This program incorporates early learning best practices and ecology education to create a holistic learning experience designed for children ages  5-6. We use storytelling, nature and mindfulness games, free play, expressive arts and social mentoring to nourish children's relationship to self, one another and the natural world.  

The Coyote class includes in depth and long-term projects based on age-appropriateness and also incorporates parent involvement as a foundational element of community learning.  

In this class, each family is committed to contributing either though teaching, bringing a special project or supporting the community in other ways for one day each season.

"The more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need." - Richard Louv

Things to expect:

This is a class on the move and we will be utilizing the rich natural community around us to explore by changing locations based on the season, field trips to follow the children’s learning, and taking part in family gatherings outside of the school day.

The Coyote Class invites maturing children to deepen their sense of connection to the world around them and their own nature. We will travel to wild parts of the forest where teachers lead children in play and structured activities designed to nurture each child's growth and development. A day in the Coyote Class includes:

  • Nature immersion

  • Free play

  • Naturalist skills (tracking, bird language, plant identification, natural cycles, weather, navigation etc.)

  • Crafting and building

  • Wild harvest and cooking

  • Creative expression

  • Storytelling and music

  • Problem solving

  • Social emotional learning

Tuition 2019-2020

$972/mo, $9,722/year

Tuition is paid in 10 installments, beginning with a deposit upon acceptance and ending in May. The deposit is used to pay the final June installment.

Calendar 2018-2019

School calendar available here. 



Photos by Mer of Republico Flight Collective

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