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Full Year  & Seasonal Sessions

Part, Half Day and Full Day

Acorns & Oaks |  Ages 2-5

Chickadees | Ages 5-10

Herons | Ages 7-11

 

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Nature School - Parent Testimonial

Coyote Nature School is by far the best nature school we've found. And we've attended 3 previously! The care from the leaders is evident each day with weekly emails sharing what the day's plan is, to a blog that captures what was learned and what I can ask my child as a way to invoke conversation about her day at nature school. My child counts down the days until her weekly attendance at Coyote Nature School and always comes back lit up with stories to tell. She always had a favourite part of the day to share and even made a rather special "tree friend" that she feels she can share her secrets with. This is a school that fosters nature connection, play and learning all together - I highly recommend it!

Donna Wilding

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Acorns & Oaks  (2-5years)

Fall Session - Sept 12 - Nov 7  | 8 visits - FULL (register for waitlist)

Stoneridge Farm| Mondays | 9:30 am - 11:30am

Dates: Mondays  Time: 9:30 - 11:30am

Ages: 2-5 yrs with parent/caregiver (min 1 adult/3 children)

 

Location: Stoneridge Farm (just north of St Marys)

 

Wander the forest pathways, tune in your deer ears, dog nose, and raccoon hands as we watch the season change and hidden colours emerge. Find out what plants and animals are living close by and connect with them through ‘hands on’ learning. Each day includes imaginative play, stories, hiking, roleplay, and nature activities. Collaborative ‘art’ by building, creating, and pretending using natural materials are part of each visit. Enjoy being present as your child exercises their creativity, curiosity, and wonder in the natural world. Grow your own nature literacy skills so you can reconnnect your family with the natural world.

 

Acorns & Oaks Program Costs Cost: $25/visit

Fall Session $200 for 8 visits (each child) - caregiver required to support child learning

Please indicate your child's full name and program on all payments

 
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Chickadees  (5-10 years)

Full Day / Seasonal or Full Year Program

Fall Session Sept 21 - Dec 7 | 12 full days *FULL (register for waitlist)

Winter Session Jan 11 - Mar 29 | 12 full days

Spring Session Apr 5 - June 21 | 12 full days

Full Year Sept 21, 2022 - June 21, 2023 | 36 full days

Stoneridge Farm | Wednesdays | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

We are the Chickadees, inquisitive, resourceful and brave. Woodland areas are where we love to be, keeping active even during cold snowy months. Our energy is positive, we are friendly and trusting, coming to perch on wooly hats and hands in a bold search for sunflower seeds.  

 

These are the attributes we will foster in the Chickadee Program. Children spend most of their day outdoors exploring and discovering all the wonders around them in this unique wetland space. Building strong bonds with others through wander, fun play and creative learning is our focus. 

 

Chickadee Program

Stoneridge Farm just north of St Marys is an idyllic location for your child to actively learn and explore in a diverse, yet safe natural setting. Chickadee groups are kept small in size (8-10) with Kendra Martin directly facilitating each session. Our ratio is 1 adult: 5 children, providing ideal guidance and support. Stoneridge Farm offers a beautiful setting with a wealth of natural diversity. The winding trail along the creek is home to many species of animals, plants and trees. There is so much to explore just over the bridge and through the whispering pines. On those wintry days we can eat lunch around the campfire and bird watch at the backyard feeders. For quieter reflection, journaling or art we may sneak into the heritage barn, a perfect place to gather and chat about our day.

 

Full Day

9:00     Arrival at Stoneridge Farm and welcome (covid screening)

9:15      Opening circle, story of the day

9:30     Walk, snack time & morning discovery learning program

11:30     Lunch at the creek, barn, or shelter spot (weather dependent)

12:30    Wonder-wander time & sit spot reflection

1:00      Afternoon discovery learning program

2:15      Story of the day, children share and plan for next visit, closing song and saying

3:00     Pick up 

Chickadee Program Costs  $1,980 for full year or $55/day for seasonal sessions

Please indicate your child's full name and program on all payments.

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Herons (7-11 years)

Full Day / Seasonal or Full Year Program

Fall Session Sept 16 - Dec 16 | 14 full days *FULL (register for waitlist)

Winter Session Jan 6 - Mar 24 | 11 full days (except Mar 16)

Spring Session Apr 14 - June 23 | 11 full days

Full Year Sept 16, 2022 - June 23, 2023 | 36 full days

Harrington | Fridays | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

We are the Herons, observant, calm, and self reliant. Wetlands are our favoured habitat, we wade and watch, taking note of small movements and sounds. We are attentive, wise, soaring to find the perfect place to use our skills. Community is important, we share and find belonging in the flock.

 

These are the attributes fostered in the Herons program while exploring the unique habitat of the wetland and forest spaces. Herons will hone their senses through ‘hands on’ collaborative learning, sharing knowledge, questioning and making connections. 

 

Herons Program

The Harrington Village and beautiful Mill Pond is the ideal location to explore diversity and change. Heron groups are kept small in size (8-10) with Kendra Martin directly facilitating each session. Our ratio is 1 adult: 5 children, providing ideal guidance and support. Children arrive at Harrington Hall for check-in to ensure everyone is feeling comfortable and dressed appropriately for the weather. We head out for our morning activities, snack, and wonder-wander time. Lunch may be on a blanket, log circle or picnic areas. Active afternoon explorations focus on discovering more about seasonal change in animals and plants, mapping, experimenting, building habitats, role-playing predator/prey relationships and reflecting at our sit spots. We may gather in the historic grist mill, the perfect place for quiet stories, sketching, or adding to our nature journals. Connecting with community members, artisans, crafters, writers and nature experts is a part of our year-long journey. 

Full Day

9:00     Arrival at Harrington Hall and welcome

9:15      Opening circle, story of the day

9:45      Walk, snack time & morning discovery 

11:30     Lunch at the pond, Mill, or Hall (weather dependent)

12:30    Wonder-wander time & sit spot reflection

1:00      Afternoon discovery 

2:15      Reflective activities, closing

3:00      Pick up 

Heron Program Costs $1,980 for full year or $55/day for seasonal sessions

Please indicate your child's full name and program on all payments.