Our philosophy is that when guided thoughtfully and provided with plenty of time to play freely in a varied natural environment children will naturally develop into whole and healthy people. In our play-based program children will develop small and large motor skills, empathy for each other and the natural world, social skills, imagination, risk-assessment skills, endurance and resiliency, ecological literacy and connection to the natural word. Free play, which we see as the work of the child, will be balanced with hikes, stories, circle time and teacher organized seasonal crafts/activities.
8:45am- hike to play area
9:15am- free play - teachers bring optional supplies
11:30am- optional craft and free play
11:50am- goodbye circle
Circle songs, verses and activities will be seasonal and will promote language development, motor skills, spatial awareness, and group formation.
Fall Semester: September 13--December 20, 2019 - 14 sessions - 8:30 am-Noon each Friday (FULL; please call 608-625-2965 to be put on waiting list)
Spring Semester: January 10--May 22, 2020 - 19 sessions - 8:30 am-Noon each Friday
Each session will include: a hike, story, healthy snack, singing and nature awareness games.
Fee: $420/child for fall semester *
$570/child for spring semester *
*Children must register for all sessions (no individual session rates available)
Questions? Please contact Jonel Kiesau at 608-625-2965 or email@example.com
Refund/Cancellation Policy: Forest Friday’s will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment must be received to guarantee your child’s spot. If cancellation notice is received at least 14 days prior to the start of the semester, a refund will be given less an administrative fee of 25%. If notice is received less than 14 days prior, no refund will be made. Scholarships are available for financially disadvantaged students. Contact the KVR for more information. Registration implies permission for photos to be used on the KVR website or other publications (student’s name will not be used) unless the KVR receives notification in writing prior to the program.