Forest Preschool

Ages 3-5 years old

2.5 hour class- Available Fall, Winter & Spring

Our Forest Preschool is a great way to offer your 3-5 year old child an opportunity to learn in the forest all year long. We believe nature is the best teacher and landscapes tell endless stories.

Each day we offer unstructured play as an important time for children to socialize, express ideas, problem solve, explore and connect to nature. We take a wellness moment for children to reflect and observe their surroundings. Long periods of exploration and discovery are offered along with a daily activity.

Forest Preschool 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?

  • Children ages 3-5
  • Children who love the outdoors
  • Children who do not have a lot of experience in the outdoors
  • Children looking to develop confidence, independence, emotional identification and regulation, outdoor skills and basic kindergarten knowledge through nature
  • Parents looking for a Whole Child Approach in education
  • Parents looking for a gentler discipline style in a preschool. We follow Janet Lansbury, gentle parenting style approach
  • Learning through play
  • Child-led learning
  • Alternative to preschools that have children sit for long periods of time
  • No screen education
Enroll Here For Winter/Spring 2023
Enroll Here for Fall 2023 – Spring 2024!

A peek into a day in the Forest Preschool Class

Arrival and Open Play

Circle time with Songs and Stories

Wellness Moment

Nature Hike

Lunch/Snack

Storytelling

Lesson and Activity

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

Locations

Eagle

Eagle Island State Park

165 Eagle Island Pkwy, Eagle, ID 83616

Boise

Esther Simplot Park

3206 W Pleasanton Ave, Boise, ID 83702

Nampa

Wilson Springs Pond

3209-3507 S Powerline Rd, Nampa, ID 83686

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)

*Open House August 28th-30th (evenings)

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)