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Wild Life Forest Preschool

Wild Life Forest Preschool at Earth Native is Central Texas’s first true forest preschool. Set in the hardwood forests of Bastrop along beautiful Cedar Creek, our forest preschool offers children ages 3-5 the chance to take their first steps towards long term nature connection.

Like forest preschools in Europe and around the world, Wild Life Forest Preschool at Earth Native is play-based, child-led, and earth-conscious. Children learn as the mammals do, by following their satisfaction through play, by challenging their bodies, and by experiencing the patterns of their environment, both natural and social, in a forest they themselves care for.

Numbers are learned by needing more rocks to build a dam. Shapes by squeezing sticks and stones through holes in logs. Colors by climbing the same tree again and again throughout the seasons. Your child will build the foundations of writing, science, math, art, and physical development – even confidence and happiness – by exploring the forest with their friends.

Instructors will guide their exploration by engaging in each child’s curiosities, be it faerie home building, bug catching, or something entirely unthought of. We will stoke their fires, offer wisdom, security, and wonder, the tools of language, but never mandates, or rules without reason. Instructors will follow the children into their forest.

And of course, Wild Life Forest Preschool will make certain your child’s first adventures are considerate, careful and safe. Nature connection, and ultimately all learning, happens best once a comfortable space has been established. We will start with trust, then work our way outward. Our adventures will start small, and just like our bodies, hearts, and minds, get bigger!

The vision of the forest preschool at Earth Native is simple – every child can find themselves in the forest. We believe each child is already equipped with the tools to learn through play, exploration and natural curiosity, and that the best way to bring out the unique spirit of each child is to allow them to be free in the forest.

OUR PROGRAMS
*Choose one or more*
Tree Frogs – Meets 2 days a week on Monday and Wednesday for a total of 63 class days.
​Box Turtles – Meets 2 days a week on Tuesday and Thursday for a total of 63 class days.
Hedgehogs – Meets 1 day a week on Friday for a total of 32 class days.

Open spots for 2019-20 in M/W or T/Th programs.
2020-21 enrollment open for all programs!

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Date

September 04, 2020 -
May 14, 2021

Time

9:00 am - 2:00 pm EST

Cost per Student

$1440

Additional Pricing Details

Monthly Payment from $124

Religion

Secular

Type of Event

In-person

Event Topic

Nature|Play

Days

Multi-session class / camp

Age Range

Pre-K, 5

Pre-Registration

Required

How to Pre-Register
Please register and pay on our website

Parental Oversight

Drop-off

Venue

Earth Native Wilderness School
127 Woodview Ln
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Phone:
512-299-8870
Venue Website:
https://www.earthnativeschool.com

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Additional Pricing Information (if applicable)
Monthly Payment from $124
Age Range
Pre-K, 5
Event Topic
Nature, Play
Religion
Secular
Pre-Registration
Required
How to Pre-Register (if applicable)
Please register and pay on our website
Parental Oversight
Drop-off
Terms Agreement
I agree
Type of Event
In-person
Summer Camp
No