For children ages 5-7 years (K, 1st, 2nd)

Forest Kinder Co-Op

Not all classrooms have four walls! The Notchcliff Forest Kinder Co-Op is for families who want to balance home school or online learning with social play and nature connection in a small group setting. Our drop-off program runs Sept. 3 - May 27, 2021 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1- 4 p.m., following our morning forest preschool program. Offered to children doing home school for K-2nd grades (ages 5-7).

Options include: full year (Sept 3 - May 27, 2021), half year (Fall/Winter 2020 from Sept. 3 - Dec. 22, 2020), or half year (Winter/Spring 2021 from Jan. 5 - May 27, 2021).  

While most of the children's time is devoted to nature play, we also translate our adventures into activities that align with grade level expectations and standards. We will loosely refer to Blossom and Root and Wild Math home school curricula to inform some of our intentional teaching practices.

By joining the Forest Kinder Co-Op, a parent from your family agrees to join us for 1 class per month with prior background check. (One or both parents may volunteer and bring younger siblings if needed.) Parents provide helpful support to teachers and get a bird’s eye view into their child’s learning experiences. This is an important way we build community, share one another’s successes, and work together to encourage meaningful learning.

This program meets entirely outdoors, rain or shine! You will receive complete details about gear and policies when you register. Your child must be five (5) years old by September 1st to meet the age requirement. 

Ready to register? Sign up here!

Spaces are available a first come, first serve basis. Additional policies specific to COVID-19 are provided during registration. If you have questions, contact Monica


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