Children 3.5 to 6 years of age have the opportunity to spend the morning or afternoon exploring the forest, developing their confidence, and laying the foundation for a lifelong appreciation of nature. We spend 95-100% of our days outdoors, enjoying the seasons no matter the weather!
Tenafly Nature Center Forest School Mission:
Our mission is to inspire a lifelong connection to nature through child-centered learning experiences in the outdoors.
Tenafly Nature Center’s Forest School Philosophy
Children learn through meaningful play experiences. TNC Staff promote this style of learning by:
"Absolutely wonderful nature space and their Forest Preschool program is truly a gem! Our son attended the Spring session and it was one of the best decision we have ever made. The teachers are attentive, gentle, kind, and very knowledgeable, and made each class fun and informative. The kids get to explore nature, learn about bugs, plants, frogs, and each other! The outdoor classroom lends itself to creativity and freedom. The trails at the Nature Center are well maintained and beautiful, year round! Highly recommend visiting the Nature Center, and definitely look into the Forest Preschool if you have a child between 3-5 years old! You will not regret it!!"
What does skill development look like in Forest School?