Beginning January, 2018
An innovative, unique forest kindergarten for ages 3-5, A Barefoot Village is a forest kindergarten distinguished by its commitment to total nature immersion, interest-led flow learning, emergent curriculum, place-based focus, inquiry-based teaching style and authentic play.
Nature immersion is defined as “unstructured free time in nature resulting in an intimate, deep and personal connection to the natural world”. One of the cornerstones of A Barefoot Village is that there is no pre-determined curriculum. Rather, lesson plans flow organically each day from what nature presents and from children’s interests. The goal is to tap into the children’s sense of wonder about nature while teaching basic environmental and natural science principles in the field. Teachers’ roles are as mentors and guides, actively modeling curiosity and engagement in nature while allowing children’s interests to lead the day.
Programming will run Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Please contact us for more information!