In the Rewilding Forest Preschool, children learn and grow through story-based imaginative learning, multi-sensory exploration, and age-appropriate social development. Through immersive exposure to the natural world, students foster connections to the land, each other, and themselves that form the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.
The Forest Preschool meets for two sessions, three days a week, Monday through Wednesday, from September 10, 2018, to June 21, 2019. Please note that we are currently only offering a morning session (9:15-12)
We are incredibly fortunate to be learning and growing at Saw Mill River Audubon’s Brinton Brook Sanctuary in Croton-on-Hudson. This 156-acre preserve has meadows, streams, deep woods, and a pond. In the event of rough weather, we have an alternate program site in the Croton area.
Over the course of the year, your child can expect to dig for earthworms • make chipmunk houses • listen to the birds • find bird nests • watch birds build nests • eat a snack by a campfire • help build a campfire • be a woodland critter • track a woodland critter • play in the snow • forage food for squirrels • forage food for people • catch a fish • make a bow & arrow (soft tip) • shoot a bow & arrow • hide from forest spirits • be forest spirits • wear bandaids • make leaf art • make leaf friends • listen to stories • tell stories • make human friends.