Our Forest Kindergarten provides young children with the opportunity to explore and engage with the outdoors and with others. Following a play-based, emergent learning approach, we strive to give our students a predictable rhythm that allows them to be comfortable and empowered with enough flexibility to pursue individual interests.
Based on the German model of Waldkindergartens, the BMS Forest Kindergarten students spend the entire morning outdoors in all types of weather.
Our Daily Rhythm
9:00-9:20: Arrival and Settling In-Students arrive and engage in small group activities.
9:20-9:40: Morning Circle- Songs, instruments, plans for the day.
9:40-9:50: Bathroom and Packing Up
9:50-11:45: Hike, Snack and Activities on the Trail
11:45: Closing Circle and Goodbyes
2017 Program Information
This program is for children ages 4 to 6 years old and meets on Fridays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The class is led by Early Learning teacher, Jenni Heartway, who worked at a Forest Kindergarten School before joining BMS.
Spring Session 1: March 10, 17, (not the 24), 31 and April 7, 14 This Session is Full.
Spring Session 2: April 28 and May 5, 12, 19, 26 This Session is Full.
The cost for this program is $125 for one session, or $200 for both sessions. To register, email or call the office.
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