Forest Play is an outdoor, nature-based program for 3–5 year olds. We are excited to start this adventure with youth this fall in our eight-week pilot program.
Forest Play provides your child with the opportunity to be outdoors in a facilitated space where participants have the freedom to engage with the environment and their peers through curiosity and exploration. We meet rain, snow, or shine. At the core of each day is both structure and freedom. We provide a daily rhythm (see below), but there will also be ample room for freedom and exploration. This framework supports your child in continual development of the values of kindness, creativity, curiosity, and stewardship, as well as the physical development of fine and gross motor skills. Consistent outdoor time also helps support your child’s overall health and well-being.
9:00 a.m. Arrival, Exploration, and Play
9:15 a.m Welcome Circle
9:25 a.m. Wander, Wonder, and Explore
10:30 a.m. Reading and Snacks
10:50 a.m. Wander, Wonder, and Explore
11:50 a.m. Closing Circle
12:00 p.m. Parent/guardian pick-up
SOEI Youth Program staff Katherine Jenkins and Clair Emmons are the leaders of Forest Play this fall. Katherine and Clair have a combined thirty years of experience working with youth and have also trained with the Forest School Institute. Please contact us with any questions: email@example.com or 715-682-1853
**Program Requirement: We do expect that your child is out of diapers and potty-trained.