Here are some of the questions we are being asked the most often and the answers we can supply at this point.
- WHAT IS FOREST SCHOOL?
- WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?
- WHAT DO YOU DO ON COLD OR RAINY DAYS?
- WHAT ABOUT TICKS?
- WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
- WHO CAN ATTEND?
- HOW MUCH IS IT?
- HOW DO WE REGISTER?
More than just taking learning into the outdoors, what sets Forest School apart is that is that children build a relationship to a place, through regular and repeated access to it, in the way that is most fitting to them: through play. With loose parts, risky play, and a sense of community, too!
Every day at Forest and Nature School unfolds differently based on the community present, their interests, the season, the weather, and the various loose parts found or introduced at the site. While every day is different, play, exploration, and connection to each other and the land is paramount in all our adventures at Forest and Nature School.
We often repeat the saying “There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.” On rainy days we follow a very similar rhythm to sunny days, with the addition of wearing our waterproof layers. As for the winter, we plan to have a wood-heated yurt set up onsite to warm up in between adventures and dry our wet clothing.
Ticks are present at sites frequented by Kingston Forest & Nature School. To limit exposure, we require that all participants wear long pants, long socks, and closed-toed footwear while taking part in our programs in all seasons. We recommend using insect repellent to deter ticks. Regular tick checks are also important.
We are still ironing out the finer details of the location so we cannot disclose an address at this time, however it's less than 10 minutes north of the 401 at Hwy 38.
We are currently thinking that there will be programming for school-age children (K-2) and preschool-aged children, as well. As the program grows, so can the age range we cater to. Your input is always welcomed on the ages you want programming for.
While the cost is not yet set in stone, and will vary depending on the program (the child:staff ratio differs for each age group), you can expect that a day at KFNS will compare in price to a day a daycare, perhaps a little more expensive. Programming will only be offered once weekly, as opposed to fulltime, at least for the first year.
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