Forest Kindergarten

Ages 5-8 years old

3 hour class- Available Fall, Winter & Spring

Let your Kindergartener flourish in the forest. Our curriculum is a blend of Waldorf principles, European forest school approaches, and rooted in play-based practices.

We currently offer morning sessions during the school year. Students can attend one or two days a week. Each day will have a specialty focus to enrich the outdoor nature school experience.

Forest Kindergarten is an 11 week series available Fall, Winter, and Spring. We are exclusively outdoors and put up our own shelters when it is raining, snowing or windy. We recommend signing up for all three seasons to get the most benefit out of the program. Classes are limited to 10 students.

Parent Handbook

Who is this class for?

  • 5-8 year olds
  • Parents looking for a non-traditional education focused on the whole child
  • Children looking to develop confidence, independence, emotional identification and regulation, outdoor skills and basic kindergarten knowledge through nature
  • Homeschooling families looking for a homeschool enrichment program
  • Alternative to public school Kindergarten
  • Alternative to having children sit in desks all day
  • No screens education
Enroll Here For Winter/Spring 2023!
Enroll Here For Fall 2023 – Spring 2024!

A peek into a day in the Forest Kindergarten Class

Arrival and Open Play

Circle time with Songs and Stories

Wellness Moment

Lesson and Activity

Snack/Small meal

Unstructured Free play

Goodbye Circle

*Structure of class is flexible and will depend on students interests and needs.

This Program is Only Available in Idaho

Location

Eagle

Eagle Island State Park

165 Eagle Island Pkwy, Eagle, ID 83616

2023-2024 Calendar

December 5th – March 3rd (Holiday Break- December 26th – January 6th)

March 6th – May 26th (Spring Break March 20th-24th )

September 11th – December 1st (Thanksgiving Break November 20-24th)

December 4th – March 8th

(Holiday Break December 25th – January 7th)

(Holiday on January 15th)

(Holiday on February 19th)

March 11th – May 31st (Spring Break March 18th-22nd)

(Holiday on May 27th)