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

Our programs incorporate early learning best practices and ecology education to create a holistic learning experience specifically designed for each age group. 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.  


Bunny Class

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Monday - Friday 9am-12:30pm

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

The Bunny class has 3 teachers with a ratio of approximately 1:3

Fox Class

Monday - Friday 9am-12:30pm

Ages 3 (by Sept. 5th)

The Fox class has 3 teachers with a ratio of approximately 1:4


Bobcat Class




Coyote Class

Monday - Friday 9am-12:30pm

Ages 4 (by Sept. 5th)

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

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-2pm

Ages 5 (by Sept. 5th)

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

Typical Morning Schedule

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

9:30-9:45 Morning circle time, songs, greetings, a time to share our ideas, questions and our plan for the day.

10:30: Morning Snack

10-11:30 Adventure! Time to run, jump, climb and play. This is our long play period wheen we offer our planned experiences for the day. Depending on the season and intersts of the children we may walk to our favorite natural play areas or explore new trails or either new art materials and projects such as natrual dye making, rock face paint, building forts, blackberry picking or nature and mindfulness games, tracking, yoga or treasure hunts.

11:45am- lunch
12:15- Afternoon circle time, a time to talk about our experiences, tell stories, laugh and connect.

12:30 Pick-up

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