GROWING ROOTS AIMS TO PROVIDE THE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN TO DEEPEN THEIR CONNECTION WITH THE NATURAL WORLD THROUGH PLACE-BASED, CHILD-DIRECTED AND PLAY-BASED LEARNING IN AN OUTDOOR SETTING.
This child-directed play-based program will provide experiences that foster a growing relationship with the natural world. Through DISCOVERY, HEALTHY RISK-TAKING and MESSY FUN, participants will deepen their connection with nature, problem-solve and build on age-appropriate social skills. Our WHOLE-CHILD approach will provide an ideal learning environment.
Located on the north-east edge of the Town of Cochrane, and only a short drive from Calgary, Bearspaw and Springbank. Our location gives us access to forests, meadows and valley views to discover and play in. When the days are REALLY frosty, we will have access to a warming tent to get out of the elements.
FOREST PLAY SCHOOL for Early Years development in an outdoor environment. Options of one, two or three day programs in our our BUSH BUDS and WEDNESDAYS IN THE WOODS programs. Due to overwhelming demand we have added MUDDY MONDAYS!! We also offer a school aged program for children 5-11 years called FOREST EXPLORERS. Registration for 2020/2021 season is opening soon. We have four terms. I: September 8 - November 5 II: November 10 - January 29 (Three week winter school break December 21-January 8) III: February 1 - April 1 (Session is now 8 weeks- no classes week of February 15-19) IV: April 12 - June 10
MUDDY MONDAYS FOREST PLAY PROGRAM MONDAYS Ages 3-5 9:00-11:30 OR 12:30-3:00 Next Session: February 1, 2021
BUSH BUDS FOREST PLAY SCHOOL TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS Ages 3-5 2019-2020 9:00-11:30 OR 12:30-3:00 Next Session: February 2, 2021
WEDNESDAYS IN THE WOODS FOREST PLAY PROGRAM WEDNESDAYS Ages 3-5 9:00-11:30 OR 12:30-3:00 Next Session: February 3, 2021 FOREST EXPLORERS FOREST PLAY PROGRAM MONDAYS (no classes Labour Day or Thanksgiving) TUESDAYS Ages 5-11 yrs 12:00-3:00 Next Session: February 1, 2021