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

Bunny Class

Monday - Friday

9am-12:30pm

Ages 2 (by Sept. 5th) - 3 years

This program incorporates early learning best practices and ecology education to create a holistic learning experience specifically designed for children ages 2 - 3. 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.  


"I've definitely seen growth in my daughters; there seems to be a little more self control, a little more communication, and a distinct self confidence that can come with not just having the choice to do something but the ability to direct it   They are learning so much about how to just "be", be content, be experimental, be confident, be aware, be empathetic - be children, through their interaction with nature and Joanna and Sean's expert guidance.”

- Jennifer 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 



Tuition 2018-2019

Sliding Scale available based on family income. See apply page for sliding scale application.

9am-12:30pm

2 days/week - $502, $5020 annually

3 days: $745, $7450 annually

4 days: $998, $9980 annually

5 days: $1231, $12,310 annually

Extended Care - 2pm pick up option

(available Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, Friday)

Newly enrolling bunny students are encouraged to begin the year with 12:30 pick up as school can be very tiring for little ones in the beginning.

1 day/week- add $100/month

2 days/week-add $200/month

3 days/week- add $300/month

4 days/week-add $400/month

Additional registration fee for newly enrolling students:

Bunny Class $200 (includes extra class time at the beginning of the year)

Waived for low income families


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