Register now before August 1st, 2021 & receive an 8% discount if you register for the year!
For: 3.3 - 5 year old's
Dates: Fall, Winter and Spring Semesters; full year runs September 10, 2021-June, 10 2022.
Times: 9:15am-12pm (during Winter Semester 945am-12pm)
Where: Wildlife Sanctuary and Nature Center at the Weinberg Nature Center, 455 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale NY
Teachers: (2) early childhood nature educators (male and female)
Volunteers: (2) parent volunteers at each class (volunteer parent cooperative is not mandatory)
Class size: 10-14 preschool age children (potty-trained)
The Weinberg Nature Forest School (WNFS) operates on nearly 10-acres of land while also utilizing the trails to Saxon Woods (700 acres). There are 2 classroom areas inside the Nature Center building itself (which houses over 30 animal species). Outside, a popular grasslands area is used for the children's Tee-pee Village. Also, a log circle around a fire pit, picnic tables, a log circle in the woodlands, a large garden and compost site, streams and a pond to see.
Based on the European model, The Weinberg Nature Center Forest School is a Pre-School Co-op that engages children and families in the wonder of developing key foundations in STEAM, language arts, and social and emotional skills by engaging with nature and animals. That is, all parents and carers are encouraged (though not required) to volunteer two class sessions per term. This is a terrific opportunity to get out and enjoy nature with your child. We guarantee, it will make you feel like a child again too!
hiking trails...exploring nature... language and arts.. counting/sorting/ordering...meeting animals... learning obstacle course...community painting...storytelling... pond study... eco-dance and song... morning meeting at the child tee-pee village!... 75% outdoors education!