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. Based out of our Lakewood Location on Heritage Way, our children spend extensive time outside exploring nature and the many urban forests in the surrounding neighbourhood parks. In inclement weather, we have a fully-equipped classroom that the children can use to continue their learning.

Guided by our qualified staff, the children will learn to identify animal tracks, different plants and trees, and learn about environmental stewardship. Our program is led by Denise Skuce, a certified Forest School Practitioner and Early Childhood Educator and Erin Overfield, a certified Early Childhood Educator. 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.

Forest School incorporates the concepts of the Ministry of Education Early Learning Program Guide – a play-based curriculum focusing on the holistic development of the child.

The Forest School Program runs Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $480 per session per child. A Session is a 12 week block with 24 classes. For more information or to register, please click on the attached documents below.

You can also contact Denise Skuce at forest@tykesntots.ca. Registration will be confirmed after parents complete an information session with Denise.

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