Children are born eager to learn. Spurred by curiosity, children conduct their own inquiries and draw their own conclusions. When hands on, child led inquiry, meets active involvement with adults who respond to children’s delight, children excel in making meaning of their world. This is the central philosophy behind Little Nest’s methods.
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.
Little Nest Forest Preschool (2017/2018) *Runs Tuesdays, Thursdays 14 week Spring Session ( March 13th- June 14th) Total Tuition for Spring Session ( $966.00) ($8.00 per hour - $2.50 warm organic gulten-free snack) 0r ( $1036.00) ( $ 8.00 per hour - $5.00 a day warm organic gluten free snack/ Breakfast)
2018 SUMMER FAIRY CAMP July and Aug - to be announced
Little Nest Forest Preschool (2018/2019)...
Runs Tuesdays, Thursdays 14 Week Fall Session ( Sept 11- Dec 11)
14 Week Spring Session ( March 14th- June 14th)
Our Preschool class hours are 9:15am-1:15pm
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 2018/2019 is:
$276 a month for Tue/ Thurs 4 hour class; $8.00 per hour $2.50 a day food fee
Payment methods are in cash, money order, or post-dated cheques for the year
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