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Forest Friends

At Forest Friends Forest School, children have the opportunity to explore nature at their own pace. Our half-day programs are entirely play-based and student-led, guided by caring teachers who encourage curiosity in the outdoors.

Forest Friends

Intro

Friedrich Frobel, a German educator, opened the world's first kindergartens ("children's gardens") more than 150 years ago. He believed that young children should spend their time playing in nature, with less emphasis on learning letters and numbers. Today, across Europe, thousands of these outdoor "forest kindergartens" have been established.

Children spend their entire class time exploring and learning outdoors year-round. At Forest Friends Forest School, children have the opportunity to explore nature at their own pace. Our half-day programs are entirely play-based and student-led, guided by caring teachers who encourage curiosity in the outdoors.

We take pride in providing an environment that is safe, welcoming, and fun, where children are free to play, learn, and grow. Now, more than ever, nature is the safest place for our children to learn. Forest School gives young children the opportunity to connect to the seasons, develop resiliency, and so much more.

Locations
  • Offered at the following YMCA locations: Oldham County
Dates/Times

May 1-May 26, 2023 - Monday/Wednesday/Friday each week

9 am-12 pm each day

Ages

2-5 years

Weekly Rates

Facility Members: $80 per child; Program Members: $110 per child

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