Notchcliff Forest Kinder Co-Op is for families who want to balance home school or online distance learning with social play and nature connection in a small group setting. While most of the children's time is devoted to nature play, we also translate our adventures into activities that align with grade level expectations and standards. (Learn more at www.naturalcommunity.org.)
Classes meet from Sept. 3 - May 27, 2021 on Tuesday/Thursday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. entirely outdoors, rain or shine! You will receive complete details about gear and policies when you register. Your child must be five (5) years old by September 1st to meet the age requirement. Offered for grades K-2nd.
Options include: full year (Sept 3 - May 27, 2021), half year (Fall/Winter 2020 from Sept. 3 - Dec. 22, 2020), or half year (Winter/Spring 2021 from Jan. 5 - May 27, 2021).
Co-Op agreement: By joining the Forest Kinder Co-Op, your family agrees to join us for 1 day each month and submit to background checks. (One or both parents may attend and you are welcome to bring younger siblings.) Parents provide helpful support to teachers and get a bird’s eye view into their child’s learning experiences. This is an important way we build community, share one another’s successes, and work together to encourage meaningful learning.
Tuition: This is based on less than you might otherwise pay a sitter (about $10/hour). If you join partway through the year, we will pro-rate your tuition. If you are experiencing financial need, please reach out. We have limited aid for those who qualify.
Payment schedule: First payment is due upon enrollment and is non-refundable; second payment due Nov. 1, third payment due Feb. 1, and final payment due Apr. 1. Reminders with individual balances will be sent approximately two weeks before payments are due.
Enrollment Requirements: Your child must be five years old by Sept. 1 of the program year s/he begins.
Family Agreement & Handbook: Immersive outdoor learning means just that - we are outdoors in all kinds of weather! Please read and sign the handbook and Family Agreement to acknowledge important policies that guide our program. Family Agreement_Notchcliff Nature Programs.pdf.
You can find our COVID-19 Policies here. Our calendar and gear guide will be provided in your confirmation email. We look forward to amazing adventures with you and your child!