An outdoor, drop-off, nature immersion program for 3-5 year olds, including seasonal songs, crafts, storytime, and nature explorations on our beautiful 13 acre campus.
Forest Preschool at CWS is an outdoor immersion program designed for children ages 3-5. Forest Preschool appeals to families seeking quality, interactive, nature based education for their preschool aged children. Forest Preschool is also a bridge toward independent schooling for families enrolled in the Forest Parent & Child classes with Ms. Anne. Forest Preschool will continue rhythms developed in our Forest Parent & Child program, fostering unstructured playtime and joyful exploration of our beautiful wooded campus.
Forest Preschool is hosted on our campus on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 9am – 1pm each day, and is a fully drop off program. The Spring session runs 8 weeks, beginning Monday, April 13, and concluding Wednesday, June 3.
Those from our Parent & Child program know the wonderful experience of exploring the woods together, singing and playing, sharing in a snack and lunch. Forest Preschool is open to all 3-5 year olds who are independent bathroom participants. There is no requirement to have attended our programs prior to registration. Children must be prepared clothing-wise to face all the elements, and parents must be able to provide weather appropriate clothing. Forest Preschool will take place outdoors with the exceptions of extreme cold, lightening, and other dangerous weather patterns.
Resources and Information
- Forest Preschool: Rhythm of the Day
- Benefits of an Outdoor Education by Forest Preschool Instructor Anne Coyner (PDF download)
- “I Had a Gloriously Wild Childhood. That’s Why I Wrote ‘How to Train Your Dragon.’” opinion piece by Cressida Cowell from the New York Times, February 2020
- Rain and snow gear
- Packing list for each day
- Forest Preschool Instructors
- Orientation/ requirements (PDF download)
For more information about the Forest Preschool program, please contact the Parent-Child Program Coordinator at email@example.com.