Our "outside"of the box program follows a Forest Kindergarten model of nature immersion with emphasis on natural rhythms, seasonal changes, and the natural sciences.
We encourage and build on each child's innate sense of wonder by guiding preschoolers with an inquiry-based teaching style. This builds autonomy as well as critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Children learn to be self-motivated, cooperative, respectful, grateful, and aware of their impact on the earth during their experiences with us. Outdoor adventures in all weather conditions facilitate healthy risk-taking. Our days include immersion in varied natural areas, helping to build a child's sense of place in the world.
It is no secret that children need to be outside; that it is a right, not a privilege, and that they thrive when able to do so. It has also been shown that children who are able to play for long periods of time outdoors are happy and confident, as well as better prepared for future academic work.