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Treehouse Forest Preschool

Clubhouse Childcare is pleased to present Treehouse Forest Preschool in collaboration with the Regional District of the Central Okanagan. Our Outdoor Classroom is located within Woodhaven Regional Park: a park designated for conservation diverse habitat.

Our goal is to provide children the opportunity to learn about nature through hands-on experiences while building a meaningful connection to our forests. At the same time, the outdoors has been scientifically shown to offer an optimum platform for cognitive, social, physical and emotional development.

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What We Offer:
We provide a fully outdoor, nature-based preschool program. Our curriculum is play-based, child-lead, experiential, and immersive. Children are provided with opportunities to explore, grow, and learn in all developmental domains within our outdoor classroom space in Woodhaven Regional Park.

Children build forts, catch bugs, notice differences in plants, and observe the way the seasons change the land. We provide opportunities for children to engage in STEM projects, ECO-Art, and dramatic play, while providing literacy and numeracy activities. We gather around our “campfire” for oral stories, discussions about aspects of nature, and songs.

The outdoors naturally provides conditions for children to work together, imagine, create, build, and learn, all disguised as play. Our curriculum emerges from the children’s interests and experiences. Educators use inquiry-based teaching styles to encourage wonder, curiosity, critical thinking, and observation. Our goal is to provide our children with immersive experiences in a safe forest environment where they can learn about nature and build a connection with our Earth.

Our curriculum and Position Statement on Outdoor Play are based on a growing body of research from around the world. There are numerous benefits to increasing the amount of time children spend outside in active free play. The forest “classroom” provides opportunities for incidental learning, and an optimum platform for cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Free play outside improves risk analysis, observation skills, future academic performance, and most importantly: lowers stress and connects children to the natural world.

We endeavor to promote wonder, curiosity, and connection.

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Classes Open for Registration:

8 Week Introductory Classes: October 28th – December 20th 2019
Pre-K (4-5 year olds)Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:30-3:00pm $65/week
Preschool (3-4 year olds): Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-11:30am $45/week

10 Week Preschool Classes: January 6th – March 13th 2020
Pre-K (4-5 year olds): Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:30-3:00pm $65/week
Preschool (3-4 year olds): Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-11:30am $45/week

Spring Preschool Class (3-5 year olds): March 30th – June 25th 2020
Monday – Friday 12:30-3:00pm $440/month

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A daily nutritious snack is included in all classes.

Please Contact Us at 250-860-4393 for more information or to register.