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Three Seasons Session 2019-20

September – May

Ages
For children  2 1/2 to 6 years

Weekly Schedule
Tuesdays | Wednesdays | Thursdays
~Attend 2 or 3 days a week~

Daily Schedule
Part Day: 9am – 1pm
Full Day: 9am – 4pm

The opportunities for thoughtful and unrestricted play and discovery are all too brief in childhood. In FSMN we focus on bringing your child into the whole hearted joys of daily discoveries, wonder, and imagination. They will learn, play, and collaborate with peers in a thoughtful and inclusive environment, free of competition and stress. All preschool age children attend The Forest School of Minnesota year around for a minimum of two years. Research studies in the UK ( link below), acknowledge the positive impact children gain in long term nature immersion participation.  Forest School educated children show the greatest strides in development when the children have attended for two or more years. The participation in Nature Immersion Forest School MN bring about the many skills in our students that provide of optimal future learning, including advanced abilities in leadership, critical thinking, exemplary social skills and collaboration skills that will be essential throughout their lives. 

https://getchildrenoutdoors.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/impacts-of-long-term-forest-schools-programmes-on-childrens-resilience-confidence-and-wellbeing.pdf

 

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Forest School Summer Session 2020

June – August

Ages
All Forest School of Minnesota students are enrolled year around. Summer only enrollment is for school age children, whom have completed Kindergarten up to age eight. When we have additional openings, we open the summer session to school age children to 8 years.

Weekly Schedule
Tuesdays | Wednesdays | Thursdays
~Attend 2 or 3 days a week for the Summer~

Daily Schedule
Half day: 9am - 1pm Full Day: 9am – 4pm



Activities During our Summer Session

Each Spring our students will create and imagine the summer weeks ahead. Imagine the excitement of seeing you and your friends seeing your ideas come true… we recently had a Summer Session filled with Caterpillar Week, Butterfly Week, Bee and Flower Week, Dragonfly Week, and Faerie Week. The added magic of the children dressed in homemade costumes made from their imaginative ideas with their parents to meet each weeks theme was the perfect touch of magic to make the summer brilliant. This additional step of engaging the children's imaginations to bring about their excitement for learning created wonderful and memorable weeks.
How often do our children's ideas, especially on a grand scale, in their school, come to life. This opportunity was a tremendous experience and a memorable gift to all of our FSMN children and their families.

💫 Fostering Imagination and Magic 💫

Weeks of learning about flora, fauna, pollinators, insects, and discoveries through science experiments, and the joys of all things cool and wet on hot summer days.