Palmer Lake location

Re-opening in April, 2021

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COVID-19 update

Program schedule and hours might be affected by changed state regulations due to COVID-19.

Program details

Children ages

This program is available for 2.5-4 years old and 4 – 8 years old.

Schedule

  • Mondays:

    Ages 2.5-4 years old, hours 8:45am to 1:15pm.

  • Tuesdays:

    Ages 2.5-4 years old, hours 8:45am to 1:15pm.

    Ages 4-8 years old, hours 8:45am to 4:45pm.

  • Wednesday:

    Ages 2.5-4 years old, hours 8:45am to 1:15pm.

Colorado Springs nature kindergarten forest school preschool

Requirements for participation

  • Child has to be fully potty trained. We understand occasional accidents may happen.
  • Children participating in 4+ group should have interest and their own willingness to participate in the types of activities we offer.
  • Appropriate outdoor gear — nothing fancy, but good backpack that stays on, good comfortable shoes and seasonally-appropriate gear.
  • A child should be ready to follow our safety rules and rules of mutual respect.
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Program for ages 2.5-4 years old

  • Free play and exploration in the forest. This includes, but not limited to walks, play in the creek, building of structures and simple team-building games.
  • Lunch at the school cabin
  • Brief post-lunch prepared activity, such as watercoloring, basic woodwork, gardening, story time.
  • Clean up and free play
Colorado Springs nature kindergarten forest school preschool
Colorado Springs nature kindergarten forest school preschool

Program for ages 4-8 years old

Our forest school owns a school cabin nestled right against beautiful canyon with trails in Palmer Lake. So our program at Palmer Lake location has an opportunity to offer different types of activities from those we do at our Colorado Springs location.

We recommend enrolling child at both locations on different days to take advantage of all the things we learn and do in order give children an opportunity to widen their range of skills and interests.

We bring in aspects of both Waldorf and Reggio Elia to our learning activities and projects. Such activities include, but not limited to:

  • gardening
  • woodwork
  • playdough sculpting
  • sewing and embroidery
  • baking
  • project-based learning curriculums

To see examples of our lessons and activities follow us on Instagram or check these posts on our blog.

Colorado Springs nature kindergarten forest school preschool
Daily rhythm
  • Hike and/or free play in the forest (1.5 hours)
  • Lesson #1 (no longer than 30 min)
  • Lunch and free play
  • Lesson #2 (no longer than 30 min)
  • Free play (30 minutes)
  • Lesson #3 (no longer than 30 min)
  • Free play (30 minutes)
  • Lesson #4 (no longer than 30 min)
  • Free play and clean up
Colorado Springs nature kindergarten forest school preschool

Weekly rock climbing class for all ages

Colorado Springs outdoor enrichment program rock climbing for children

To participate in our rock climbing classes it is necessary to be enrolled in our program at Colorado Springs location, as rock climbing takes place in that location. You are welcome to have your child enrolled in Colorado Springs location for some days and Palmer Lake location on other days.

Pricing

See our FAQ page for the details on pricing and process of reserving a spot on our program.

Real Red Riding Hoods forest school
Colorado Springs, CO

(719) 960-0612