Preschool

Leaf Buddies: a parented, playschool program for children ages 2-4 years of age. The aim of the program is to foster a love of nature and to expose children to a wide range of outdoor, nature based topics and experiences.

  • Friday mornings 9:30 - 11:00 am

Forest Friends: a program designed specifically for children who are at least 3 years old. A friendly, nature based experience that will keep children interested and active as they become more independent.

  • Monday and Wednesday mornings 9:15 - 11:45 am
  • Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoons 12:30 - 3:00 pm

Nature Explorers: a program for 4 & 5 year old children who are ready for hands on nature experiences that encompass learning and exploration in the great outdoors.

  • Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9:15 - 11:45 pm
  • Monday and/or Wednesday afternoons 12:30 - 3:00 pm

Registration: You can register online or come down to the Kerry Wood Nature Centre to register in person. You may pick whatever times suit your needs and register in any of the classes for your child’s age group that are offered. Click HERE to register now!

Important Notices: We will be going outside at the beginning of each class (exceptions include -20 degree Celsius temperature (including wind-chill) and thunder/lightning). Expect your child to spend a significant part of each class outside. The outdoor nature playground and the Sanctuary with its many paths and outdoor opportunities make the Kerry Wood Nature Centre an amazing place to be outdoors. Please dress your children appropriately for the weather and be ready to go outside when the class starts.

Treat: Pack a nutritious snack and drink for your child. Please do not send peanuts/peanut butter or any nuts due to allergies.

Program Requirements: Please bring indoor shoes and a plastic bag containing extra clothes to leave at school in case of bathroom accidents.

  • Children must be toilet trained (for un-parented programs).
  • Children must be the required age before the beginning of the month(s) they plan to attend
Register for PreSchool Programs