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FOREST KINDERGARTEN

A NATURE IMMERSION PROGRAM FOR 3-5 YEAR OLDS 

19/20

FALL SESSION
SEP05- JUN12

Ages: 3 - 5 Years Old

Days: M, T, W, TH

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Where: Bend 

NOW ENROLLING

2020

SUMMER SESSION
JUN23-JUL17

Ages: 3 - 5 Years Old

Days: T, W, TH

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Where: Bend

NOW ENROLLING

NOTE: No classes in August

We offer a morning program, 9AM - 1PM, two, three or four days per week for children 3-5 years of age. We provide two opportunities for children to re-charge and nourish their bodies with a healthy snack (provided) and lunch (brought from home). To be able to individually support and connect with each child as necessary, we have a low staff to child ratio of 1:5.

 

Inspired by European model of Waldkindergartens (all outside, all weather, early childhood programs), we have created an inclusive nature immersion early childhood program that provides children with the opportunity for adult supported uninterrupted and unstructured play time in nature. This closeness to the natural world and exposure to minimal risk supports a young child’s mental and physical health as well as problem solving skills, social-emotional learning, sensory, motor and cognitive development.

 

As a place-based program, children continually discover their 20-plus acre “classroom” as the seasons and environments change throughout the year. 

 

Bend Forest school is modeled after the German based Waldkindergarten. Key principles of this model include:

TUITION

Contact us for prices. We have two, three or four day per week options.

SCHEDULE

Bend Forest School will loosely follow the Bend-Lapine School Districts schedule. We will follow their Inclement Weather Closures.

Following is our 2019-2020 schedule:

First Day: September 5th, 2019

Veterans Day (C): 11/11/19

Thanksgiving Break (C): 11/25-11/29/19

Winter Break (C): 12/23/19-1/3/20

MLK Day: 1/20/20 (C)

Presidents Day (C): 2/17/20

Spring Break (C): 3/23/20-3/27/20

Memorial Day (C): 5/25/20:

Last Day: June 11th, 2020