Location: Kit's Beach
Saplings runs a nature-based program. The program introduces children to the natural world, teaches them to find meaningful ways to connect to each other, and explore the living world around them through play.
We will develop strength, coordination, and resilience while climbing over rocks and logs, splashing in the puddles, and looking closely for forest fairies, squirrels, and other creatures.
We can't wait to begin fostering a sense of wonder and a life-long connection to the natural world with your curious and capable children.
Is this program eligible for Supported Child Development funding?
Is this program eligible for Affordable Childcare Benefit?
What is the educator to child ratio?
In our preschool programs we try to keep our ratios small. Typically, we operate at a 1 to 6 ratio.
What is your cancellation policy?
We require one months written notice for all cancellations.
Is there an inside facility?
No, this program is run completely outside.
What happens if it rains?
At Saplings, we believe there is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing. When you register, you will receive a list of suggested gear to keep your child comfortable in all weather. When it rains, we use tarps to build shelters, share hot tea and bring reusable hand warmers for the children. But the most vital thing we do is keep a positive attitude! Our attitudes about the weather influence the way we feel and the way the children feel. When we hit rain season, we’re sure you’ll see our educators joining the children in jumping through puddles and singing in the rain!
What do the children do at Saplings?
Each day at Saplings is a little different. Our program capitalizes on children’s intrinsic desire to learn, play and discover the world around them. We adapt our program to the natural pace of the children, and allow them to explore their interests to the fullest. Some of the nature based activities include fort and shelter making, fairyhouse building, and nature art.
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