Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Now enrolling for 2022-23!

 Mixed-Age Forest Preschool

Fort Tryon Park 


Semester 1: Sept 13 - Jan 27

Semester 2: Jan 30 - June 23

9:00 am to 1:00 pm for kids age 3.5 to 4.5 (option to extend to 2:00 pm)

9:30 am to 12:00 pm for kids age 2 to 3.5

A typical morning in forest preschool

Children explore, play, imagine, and work together outdoors in Ft. Tryon Park for the entire morning. Our nurturing teachers lovingly guide the children while observing each child individually and each situation with care.

  • Play in open places with rocks, logs, sticks, and leaves, look at nature, climb trees, and be physically active

  • Children practice and develop

✓ their physical bodies (balance, coordination, physical strength)

✓ social-emotional skills while building connections and friendships

✓ respect for each other

  • Movement circles with songs and verses (e.g. greeting each other, greeting the forest)

✓ Expand language, including small Spanish component 

✓ Develop fine- and gross-motor skills

✓ Follow directions

✓ Forming a sense of being part of a group

  • Sharing a snack together of fresh fruits and vegetables, sandwiches, and tea 

Benefits of forest preschool

  • Develop an appreciation for nature and the environment as they experience all the seasons outdoors

  • Build lifelong resilience 

  • Direct their own play and follow their own curiosity, strengthening their imagination because they are in a natural environment where they create and play with what’s there

    Tuition starts at $2,738/semester for preschool for two mornings per week and $1,475 for nursery for two mornings/wk, plus a one-time registration fee of $50.

For more information and registration, email