Preschool-age Program


Our preschool-age nature school program will give your child an opportunity to play in the forest, explore the animals and plants that live there, climb tree branches, and learn basic tool use, all within a caring well-supervised environment that nurtures self-expression, collaboration, and healthy social-emotional learning.

Circle time, story-telling, games, and sit spots are an integral part of the experience. With a large adult mentor/child ratio (1:4 or 1:5) we can help your child develop stronger social skills, independence, and confidence, while responding to their emerging interests and having lots of fun!

Our preschool program also helps kids to assess risk and appropriate boundaries for greater safety awareness.

Our fall program runs on Tuesday mornings (9 am to 12 noon) beginning in September. Our summer camps run from 9 am to 12 noon daily, July 24 to August 11 (no class August 7).  For schedule details, please see our East Ottawa programs page.


Tree climbing and motor skills development


Nature journaling, crafts, and self-expression


Learning about plants and collecting wild edibles


Nature connection and appreciation

Location for Preschool-age Programs: Just Food Farm/Green’s Creek, 2389 Pepin Ct., Blackburn Hamlet, Ottawa. See Directions.