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Our Forest Preschool program offers children an all-outdoor, immersive learning experience in an open-air classroom of meadows, streams, ponds and forest trails. Currently our program is offered at Brinton Brook Sanctuary in Croton-on-Hudson and later this spring, we are expanding to a second location at Marsh Sanctuary in Mt Kisco.
For those interested in March 2021, we will begin accepting registrations in early February. For those interested in September 2021, we are planning to offer Forest Preschools at both Croton and Mt Kisco for the 2021-22 year. We will open fall registration on February 15 via a registration link, with priority given to full 5 day/week registrations. On April 1, 2021, we will open registration for fewer than 5 days/week, on a first-come-first-served basis. Our newsletter is the best way to hear of new registration opportunities; if you are not already subscribed to our Preschool list, please email us or subscribe below.
climb • explore • collaborate • fish • play • build • experiment • touch • taste • discover • compare • tell stories • create stories • make friends
We are incredibly fortunate to be learning and growing at Brinton Brook Sanctuary in Croton and Marsh Sanctuary in Mt Kisco. These beautiful 156-acre preserves offer a wonderful open-air classroom filled with meadows, streams, deep woods, and ponds for our students to explore throughout the seasons. Immersed in this natural setting, our students build connections to the land, each other and themselves through a combination of story-based learning, multi-sensory exploration and age-appropriate social development. We offer two sessions, mornings (9:15-12:00) and afternoons (1:00-3:45) Monday through Friday for kids 3-5 years old. Families may choose two, three or five days a week.
If you are looking for an all-outdoor setting for your preschooler to explore their imagination and build connections that last a lifetime, we invite you to reach out to our Manager, Megan Cohen, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-849-9143 for more info or to arrange a site visit.
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Preschool Parent Feedback
He always enjoyed the outdoors, but now … when we're out together, it's almost like he's being my guide. It feels more like he stepped into the wilderness and it's his home!
I know it's good for her, and I didn't necessarily feel that way about other experiences that we were having before this. So that part is huge for me is as a parent...it's for the greater cause of who they're going to become.