Forest Kindergarten | Nature Playschool


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The Origins

The Forest Kindergarten Approach (or Waldkindergarten: Garden of Children) is an educational model born as result of the revolutionary vision of Friedrich Frobel more than 180 years ago in Germany. This Early Childhood Education approach is held almost exclusively outdoors; whatever the weather, children are encouraged to play, explore and learn in a forest environment, even Infants are set outside during the winter for daily naps and play. The model is also known as Outdoor Nursery or Nature Walkindergarten.

At the Forest Kindergartens, the adult supervision is meant to assist rather than lead. This educational approach allows children to be able to learn by playing without hurry or adults telling them what to do, how to do it, when to do it, where to do it or if is well done (based on their own expectations).


This mentoring model recognizes and respects the ability of human beings to learn through play.

Our Commitment

At Adventures in the Forest, we maintain the original essence of the Forest Kindergarten approach where the role of mentors is to accompany, observe and document the children's activities from behind the scenes asking open-ended questions about the important discoveries of the day, thus allowing children to share a deep connection with nature and their peers by owning their space and experiences.

In this program there is no agenda, the emerging curriculum is created based on the decisions of the children during the program.




Year long Program

39 effective weeks of program

August 16th - June 3rd

2021 Holidays

Labor Day - September 6th

Veterans Day - November 11th

Thanksgiving - November 25th & 26th

Winter Break 

December 20th - 31st, 2021

2022 Holidays

Martin Luther King - January 17th

All Presidents Day - February 21st 

Memorial Day - May 31st

Spring Break 

March 21st - 25th, 2022

*Winter and Spring Camp weeks are not part of the 39 weeks program, attendance during these weeks is optional and payment is additional to the total investment.


5 days a week 

Children 3 to 5 yrs old


E.F Elaine Gordon Park (Waiting List)

Earth N' Us Farm (Waiting List)

Oleta State Park (1 spot)


9:00a.m. - 9:30a.m. - Arrival 

9.30a.m. to 12.30p.m. - Program

12.30p.m. to 1.00p.m. - Dismissal


Following CDC guidelines for a Low Risk Camp Group, our program has been reduced in capacity, keeping a stable group of children, and a commitment of a minimum of 20 consecutive weeks of attendance.



$300 per Family

Conscious Discipline by Becky Bailey ®

Parenting Workshop

10 hours mandatory workshop

$300 per Family - Only Parents

Skills for Life

Self-Discovery Workshop

1.5 hours mandatory workshop

Included - Only Parents

39 Weeks Investment

August 16th 2021 - June 3rd 2022

$9,260 per child - $8,360 Sibling

Payment Options*

Option A: 10 installment of $926 between the months of August 1st 2021 - May 1st 2022.

Option B: One installment of $8,800 when registering.