Our teacher, Catherine Barnum, is a licensed Early Childhood Educator trained under Waldkinder/ Forest Kindergarten Methods, with Erin Kenny of Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten, Forest School Canada's Nature and Forest School Practitioner's Training Program, and Mother Earth School's Waldorf inspired teacher training. Catherine is passionate about best practices for fostering a child's true potential and continues learning from amazing mentors such as Erin Kenny, Kelly Hogan, Marlene Power, Tricia Edgar and many others. She has previous experience teaching within a Waldorf based classroom, with Margo Running. She trained formally at Capilano University under the Reggio Emilia method. She is a Master Herbalist, and works to find creative ways to bring herbal knowledge to young children. Catherine blends each of the these influences to create a holistic approach to teaching which stimulates both teacher and students.
Curriculum for our 3-5 program focuses on building relationships, instilling empathy, creating social responsibility and developing the basic cognitive, language and problem solving skills needed for success in kindergarten.
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Little Nest Forest Preschool Aged Program (2020/2021)...
Our Forest Preschool runs all year and is divided into sessions. Our Winter session runs in January and February on Tuesdays for a shorter period of class time.
- We regularly run classes Tuesdays
- 14 Week Fall Session ( Sept through Dec) 14 Week Spring Session ( March through June)
- Our class hours are 9:30am-1pm
- Please be on time ! Promptness helps with the rhythm of our program.
- We are a small group of up to 7 children
The cost for Fall/Spring is: $30 per day
The cost for our Winter session is : $18 per day
- Payment methods are in cash, money order, or post-dated cheques for the year
For further information we encourage families to review the following resources:
What is your image of the child?” UNESCO Policy Brief on Early Childhood, Jan-Mar 2010, #47.North American Reggio Emilia Alliance