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3-8 Year Olds

2023-2024 Schedule

'23-'24 'School' Year
September 5th 2023 -
June 14, 2024

Fall break Nov. 19-27
Winter break Dec. 17-Jan. 8
Spring break Mar. 18-26


Summer 2024
Summer Registration
check back in February 2024 for Summer '24
Spring Break Camp 
March 25-29
Registration Launch
Jan 15

Children aged 3-8 may attend our drop-off program Monday through Friday from 9am-2pm (aftercare options available til 3pm if enough demand exists). Our program rotates its location (for ecological preservation reasons) between LaBagh, Forest Glen, and Bunker Hill Forest Preserves. 


Play is at the heart of everything we do. Child-led free play means that kids choose their activities in a setting that is ripe for play, thanks to all the interesting features provided by a nature setting as well as the materials and playscape brought in by our playworkers. Some of the common ways children play include engaging with the playscapes set up by our playworkers; drawing and painting; participating in processed-based art projects; tree climbing; sculpting or harvesting clay; building stick houses; digging in mud, dirt, or puddles; rope making; making up games and playing them; reading and telling stories; hiking; bird-watching and plant identification; making pretend food; and enacting pretend play such as playing house, family, or cats.


Learn more about a typical day in the woods here and what kinds of seasonal delights you can expect to experience with us.


If you are interested in a Trial Day to see if this program is the right fit for your family, you may email us at to request a trial date. Trial Days are $60 for drop off children (9:00-2:00pm).A Liability waiver will need to be signed and we will invoice you prior to the Trial Date. If this is not financially feasible for your family, please contact us directly and we may be able to accommodate this.


3-8 Year Old Drop Off Program

9am - 2pm*, Monday through Friday

1x/week: $2280

2x/week: $4260

3x/week: $6240

4x/week: $8220

5x/week: $10,200

*Inquire about aftercare until 3pm!

Prices shown are for the complete year. They will be prorated if joining partway through the season*. These prices include a $300 registration/supplies fee.

*There may or may not be space after the year has started.

We have scholarship funding available. Please contact us if your family needs financial assistance in paying tuition. 

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