Little Nest Forest Preschool is an outdoor based program, located on Bowen Island, British Columbia. Little Nest Forest Preschool prepares children for real world success, while teaching sustainability principles, and building life skills.
Little Nest Preschool aged program provides a natural, loving, inspiring, and supportive place for young children to thrive and develop.
We offer children the opportunity to be together in a kind and gentle atmosphere, while teaching resiliency principles, building life skills, and demonstrating ecological awareness to children ages two and half to five.
“If a child has been able in his play to give up his whole loving being to the world around him, he will be able, in the serious tasks of later life, to devote himself with confidence and power to the service of the world.” -Rudolf Steiner
Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand. Chinese proverb
Our program is designed to operate within a community atmosphere in which children and families feel welcome. Families are considered active members of our community and are invited to participate in their children’s learning. Our goal is to build connections, model acceptance, encourage awareness.
At Little Nest children will experience:
. Small classes
. A holistic approach to education
· An uplifting environment where their expansiveness and curiosity are nurtured
· Plants and food as medicine ( we practice developing awareness of the natural connections we have with the earth. )
· Tools for life- how to work in cooperation with others, how to build relationships, how to deal with stress and anxiety and how to understand and express emotions.
. The natural world as our classroom · Community
· Free Play
· Child-run projects
· Self-regulation through yoga and mindfulness
We emphasize skills for living, a gentle guidance policy, and a small mentor to children ratio. We offer an environment that is safe, healthy, and free from chemicals and screens. We want children to grow and learn through their own initiative and to see the outdoors as a their teacher.