Forest School

Tykes and Tots is pleased to offer a Forest School opportunity for children ages 3 to 6. This outdoor learning environment is based out of our childcare centre located on Heritage Way and offers children the opportunity to deeply explore nature and the outdoor environment while developing their social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional aspects.

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Tykes and Tots follows the principles of play and exploration as set out by the Ministry of Education.

Come Explore and Climb With Us!

Tykes and Tots Forest School program offers an outdoor education program for children ages 3 – 6. Your children spend extensive time outside exploring nature and the many urban forests in the surrounding neighbourhood parks. We incorporate the concepts of the Ministry of Education Early Learning Program Guide – a play-based curriculum focusing on the holistic development of the child.  

Forrest School is guided by qualified staff, the children will learn to identify animal tracks, insects, plants, and trees, and learn about environmental stewardship. Our program is led by Early Childhood Educators that want to share their love and passion for connecting children to nature and spending time outdoors with children who enjoy exploring and learning.

Our low child-to-staff ratio (10 children to 2 staff) allows children to explore and learn different skills safely. These skills include building simple shelters, using basic tools, and learning about various survival topics like what to do should you become lost.

We are excited to run two Forest School Programs:

  • A 12-week program on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This program is run out of our Lakewood location on Heritage way. The cost is $480 per session per child. Each session is a 12-week block with 24 classes. 

  • A full-year program on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. out of our Pope John Paul II location. This program will follow the school year and be offered from October to June. The cost is $160.00 per month for 9 months.

For more information or to register, please click on the attached documents below. 

You can also contact Denise Skuce via email at if you have specific questions. Registration will be confirmed after applicants complete an information session with Denise.

Get In Touch

Do you want more information before deciding if one of Tykes and Tots’ programs is right for your child? Send us a message and one of our management team will reach out to you as soon as they can.

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