Fall, Winter & Spring
Fall (September/October/ November)
Nature School Year-Round Program
5 Days a Week
All of our Seasons offer the flexibility of scheduling what works best for your family with programs for mixed age 3-6 y.o. We also contract with other schools to facilitate Forest School Sessions for grades 1-8.
Season of Learning are unique and involve growth, awareness skill building, and cultivation practices. We sow the seeds of eco citizens. Each week our classes will focus on a different Regenerative Ecology Skill and Awareness related to seasonal themes and responsive to dynamic changes in weather, plant and animal behavior.
Fall Season of Learning involves cooperative play, community building, and the honorable harvest. We cultivate the depth and joy from of cycles of life and death; Winter Season of Learning incorporates shelter building, bushcraft, and hibernating games. We honor reflection, rest, and resiliency; Spring Season of Learning and involves growth, awareness skill building, and cultivation practices. We sow the seeds of eco citizens;
Our early childhood Guides offer friendly care and attention while helping kids build confidence and connection. Children will move their bodies, wander and explore, take on responsibilities, practice fine motor skills, do hands-on projects, tell their own stories, make up songs, and play to their heart's content.
All of our programs are a positive way for children to re-connect with nature and their relationship to it. We acknowledge children spend quite a bit of time inside, on screens, or focused on academic skills, and we offer a way for children to learn holistically - that is, with their whole selves. By collaboratively designing their days, children also learn vital relational and problem-solving skills, gain positive mental health strategies & mindfulness techniques, and create ways to find purpose and community in their own backyards.
We operate under compliance with Colorado state law and CDEC’s single-skill exemption. Our curriculum is designed to focus on specific weekly single-skills related to a monthly theme that follows the seasons and rhythms of the Earth. Seasonal offerings build upon one another, allowing the school community to grow and strengthen.
This is an all-outdoors program with seasonal learning and activities that will include activities to quiet the mind, to learn how to tap into our inner knowing. Following a natural and relaxed pace of our day together are vital. Children will spend time in a mixed-age group, and a portion of the day in smaller groups according to age.
Youth need to be dressed for the weather (on rainy days in full rain gear, on hotter days in sun protection, water-safe shoes, etc). Bring a lunch, snack and water bottle in a day pack. We can help find gear through a gear library if needed.
Tuition is billed monthly on the last Friday of the month for the following month. We are a pay-what-you-can model, we don’t want financial hurdles to to be the final deciding factor. We honor the unfair history of our economic system. Contact us if you want to have a conversation about what works for your family and how we can collaborate.
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We don’t want financial hurdles to to be the final deciding factor. We honor the unfair history of our economic system. Contact us if you want to have a conversation about what works for your family and how we can collaborate.