Minnows

Mondays | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm | Ages 4-8

Minnows is a half-day introductory program, with the aim of developing children’s relationship with nature and increasing their comfort outdoors. Children have the opportunity to play games, sing songs, hear stories, and more while becoming more self-aware, having fun, and making new friends.

Our Instructors focus on building relationships to identify the areas of growth and development of each child. Children build connections with nature through a set of core routines and tap into their imaginations through free play. They participate in activities and games which focus on exploration, experimentation, and inquiry to gain an understanding of the various living things with which we share our environment. Through this program, children begin to build their outdoor skill toolbox: fire starting, safety in the forest, as well as balance, coordination, and teamwork.

“A child, more than anyone else, is a spontaneous observer of nature” – Maria Montessori