This exciting new program brings the values of Nature and Forest school to younger kids and families, right in east Vancouver. In this small, consistent group we will explore outside together through a combination of child-led play and facilitated activities.
Join us as we develop our sense of
place and belonging through sense-appreciation, connection, and play.
AGE: 1.5 to 2.5 years
DAY & TIME: Mondays from 10am to 11:30am
DATES: Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 21, 28 (Rain or Shine, but will be cancelled due to Environment Canada Weather Warning*)
WHERE: Cottonwood Community Garden in Strathcona Park, Malkin Ave.
COST: Sliding scale $0 – $120, recommended fee $60.
Class size limited to 7 toddlers. Parent/caregiver participation is essential. It may be possible to include older siblings, please talk to facilitator.
Parent philosophy is based on following your child’s curiosity, plus developing your own nature sensory awareness so that you can help highlight what is happening in the moment. We will all learn together.
Facilitated by mom Sara Ross, with Misha (1.5 years). Sara is a former lead instructor with Soaring Eagle Nature School. She loves to share her passion for birds, sensory engagement, and being outside with kids of all ages.
Some of the myriad things we may get up to:
Pouring, Piling, Wondering
Looking: observing and discerning recognizable patterns.
Running, Smashing, Jumping,
Relational skills, A bit of circle discipline,
Singing, Sitting, Silliness, etcetera!
To Register (or with Questions) please email firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE Include the following information:
- your child’s name
- your child’s date of birth
- any known allergies your child has
- your name
- any known allergies you have
- your cell phone number
- how and how much you would like to pay (e-transfer, check, cash) NOTE please do not send payment until you receive confirmation that there is still space in the program.
- Confirm acceptance of Liability: you will be asked to sign a waiver on the first day of program stating that you accept full responsibility for yourself and your child during this outdoor program.
*Cancellation. This program will run Rain or Shine. We expect that one session may need to be cancelled due to an Environment Canada Weather Warning. If more than one session must be cancelled we will add one session in December.
What to wear: please be sure to dress yourself and your child for outdoor activities. This means a waterproof outer layer, waterproof footwear, warm socks, gloves hat scarf as needed. Fleece and wool are recommended rather than cotton for our cool, damp local climate.
Please bring a snack. We will advise you if there are any food allergies to avoid. In the spirit of nature connection please choose a snack with no disposable packaging if possible.
Timing. This is a short program so please do your best to arrive 5 to 10 minutes before start time to get dressed etc. That said, it’s ok to be late if necessary.