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Forest Friends

Forest Friends preschool is for children ages 3-5 years old to learn through play and exploration entirely outdoors.

Forest Friends


"Their minds were not built to sit and be taught. They were built to explore, play, and learn." -Layla Gordon Lu

The benefits of forest school are well-researched and documented, both nationally and globally. Given a safe environment to explore, your children will be able to develop physical, emotional, social, and cognitive skills through self-discovery and emergent curriculum.

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