Forest Kindergarten

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Forest Kindergarten

Time: September 12, 2011 from 8:45am to 2pm
Location: O'Neil Regional Park
Street: Live Oak Road
City/Town: Trabuco Canyon
Website or Map: http://earthrootsfieldschool.…
Phone: (949) 400-3340
Event Type: educational
Organized By: Jodi Levine
Latest Activity: Sep 9, 2011

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Event Description

Delight, discovery, and adventure fill the outdoor days of the Earthroots Forest Kindergarten. Children ages 3-6 are invited to play and learn in the wilderness parks, beaches, and organic farms of Orange County with experienced instructors.

Rustling leaves, squishy mud, sour lemongrass, fragrant sage, soaring osprey – we know intuitively and logically that the outdoors is the best place for our children. Every sense is stimulated by nature for optimal intelligence growth and development. Outdoor activity also calms and balances excess energy. Your children will sleep deeply and peacefully after a day exploring the creekbed. Children who spend more time outdoors are stronger and healthier as well.

Families are welcome to participate in one or two days of Forest Kindergarten every week. Monday classes will meet regularly at O’Neill Regional Park and the Wednesday class will meet at a new wilderness location each week to coincide with the Homeschool Field program. New stories and games will be introduced every week, but as children love rhythm and repetition, many songs and handplays will be repeated throughout the month. There will be two sessions of Forest Kindergarten: Fall and Spring. Each session will be 16 weeks long to coincide with the academic year.
16 weeks – Fall and Spring sessions OPEN for Enrollment!

While safety and nature connection are Earthroots’ top priorities, there are many correlations to California’s kindergarten state standards, and Earthroots is a state-approved vendor for Sky Mountain and other charter schools. Letters and numbers will be introduced through oral storytelling and practiced with full body and sensory activities: by drawing with sticks in the sand or fashioned with warmed beeswax.  The general structure will include circle time, story, main lesson, wilderness exploration, and games.  Forest Kindergarten provides a perfect launching point for a homeschooling child’s weekly lesson.

Each class will be limited to ten adventurous students for a more intimate connection with the local surroundings, other students &  instructors.


Fall 2011 Pricing 
Cash/Check Rates for one day per week 
$195 Registration Fee per Child + $44/class X 16 classes
Balance due by September 12 = $704 ($640 Sibling)
Price Paid in Full = $899 ($835 Sibling)

Charter School Rates
$195 Registration Fee per Child, most Charter Schools will not cover this fee

Drop In Rate $65 per child per class

Cash/Check Rates for two days per week – 32 classes
Price paid in Full: $1,749 ($1,620 Sibling)

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