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Forest Kindergarten

There will be plenty of time for sitting and desks, we say, "let them roam!" 

The Program 

Our forest kindergarten program is a natural step from our preschool program.  Kindergarteners are immersed in the natural and wild settings of the property, venturing further afield while asking questions.  Learning is emergent (read more), inquiry and play based.  With a 1:8 ratio, our educators nurture each child's strengths and interests, and guides them through the beautiful and tender kindergarten years.  

What your child will learn

Curriculum 

How do we teach language and math skills in this classroom format? 

Why paid outdoor based education  (ratio, health benefits, enhanced learning, individual approach...) 

Hours of Operation 

Toddler and Preschool Programs run from  9:00 am - 4:00pm 

Monday to Friday 

NEW* Forest Kindergarten

School will be closed for a week at Christmas and on statutory holidays. 

Program Cost 

Monthly rates

1 day/week .............................$260

2 days/week............................$480

3 days/week............................$720

4 days/week ...........................$960

5 days/week............................$1100

Food & Nutrition 

Program registrants will receive 2 healthy snacks per day and a lunch-time meal. We pride ourselves on our healthy menu.  We source many of our ingredients from our friends at Sideroad Farm and Eat Local Grey Bruce.  This means that most of our food is organic and local when in season.  We also make all of our menu items from scratch including sourdough bread!

Location & Facilities 

The school will be located at Kimbercote farms, learn more about the facilities in the About section of the website. 

Address...........................3 Line, Grey Highlands, ON N0C 1G0

Program Cycles  

Children often begin at HAW in September to line up with the school calendar.  We have a wave of graduates who go off to JK in September so there are many openings then. We are open during March Break and the summer months.