Children 3.5 to 5 years of age have the opportunity to spend the morning or afternoon exploring the forest, developing their confidence, and laying the foundation for a lifelong appreciation of nature. As a Forest Preschool model program (sometimes known as a Forest Kindergarten), we spend 95-100% of our days outdoors, enjoying the seasons no matter the weather!
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to have our Forest Preschool Director contact you!
Tenafly Nature Center Forest Preschool Mission:
Our mission is to inspire a lifelong connection to nature through child-centered learning experiences in the outdoors.
Tenafly Nature Center’s Forest Preschool Philosophy
Children learn through meaningful play experiences. TNC Staff promote this style of learning by:
"This program has been absolutely amazing for our daughter! What initially drew us to the program was our desire to find a safe, outdoor preschool option where COVID precautions would be taken very seriously. We found that- and so much more. Our daughter has developed incredible friendships, a passion for the outdoors, and increased confidence to take on new challenges."
What does skill development look like in Forest Preschool?
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