Saplings Outdoor Program operates several nature-based active preschool and childcare programs in Vancouver.
UBC Farms Multi-Age Program
Saplings Multi-age Program is a nature-based program for ages 2.5-6. This has the benefit of muddying age-based comparisons and competition that occurs between children. Children are given an opportunity to connect to the natural environment in a safe and enjoyable way. We view children as imaginative, resourceful, and inquisitive beings who are most comfortable in a natural setting. Children are encouraged to engage in activities that interest them, while our educators act as facilitators in the natural learning process.
Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
After-School Program at Laura Secord
Our after-school programs allow kids to explore and experience the natural world through practical involvement. We believe the outdoors encourages imaginative play, creativity, hand-eye coordination, physical strength, and mental clarity. Our educators encourage children to develop their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Additionally, a multi-age environment promotes cooperation and teamwork, while raising children’s emotional awareness.
Monday – Friday 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. $20/drop-in