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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Forest Days Preschool Program in Greenwich

Dec 04, 2019 11:50AM

Early-bird savings for the Greenwich Botanical Center’s Spring 2020 Forest Days ends on December 17. “Forest Days” is an all-weather, outdoor preschool enrichment program designed to encourage children ages 3 through 5 to grow socially, emotionally and physically through interest-led play and natural exploration. The program will be offered Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:15 to 2:45 pm between February 4 and May 21, 2020. You may register your child for one or both days. The afternoon schedule flows organically from what nature presents each day, meeting outdoors, rain or shine, in all safe weather. Space is limited to twelve children with two teachers.  

The organizers’ belief is that spending unstructured time in the forest stimulates each child’s innate curiosity. Outdoor nature play develops observation skills, problem solving, logic and reasoning skills and encourages taking risks. Activities include creating secret habitats, making forest stew, observing critters in their natural environments, going on nature walks, singing, art and free play. Children must be three years old by August 1, 2019 and be fully toilet trained.  

Cost for one day per week is $700 for members and $800 for non-members. Two days per week costs $1,400 for members and $1,600 for non-members. Those who take advantage of early bird discount (ends December 17) will save $50 off their tuition for the semester (those who register for two days per week will save $100). Registration and payment is available online.  

To register, visit GreenwichBotanicalCenter.org/forestdays/forest-days-spring-2020-session/. Location: Greenwich Botanical Center, Montgomery Pinetum Park, Cos Cob.