Forest School is an idea that originated in Europe and a popular model for early childhood education that is catching on in the United States and around the world. The idea is to get kids as young as 3 outside everyday, rain or shine. While simple in its premise, free, unstructured playtime in nature has become less and less a part of our lives. Forest School is just one aspect of Red Oaks.
We have seen firsthand how kids thrive in this outdoor setting, in all weather types, constantly challenging their balance, fears, comfort levels, risk assessment, and physical and mental abilities. Through play, kids are able to release stress from a busy world and schedule, engage their senses, make deep and lasting connections to the natural world, and gain great interpersonal skills with other kids of all ages.
Find out more about our programs and events by visiting our Programs Section and Classes and Events page.