The focus is on active involvement and group collaboration . Our goal is to promote individualized opportunities to evoke creative and advanced critical thinking . Your child is exposed to amazing experiences including erupting volcanos , icky sticky slime , and larger than life engineering . These experiences empower children to ask questions about the world around them and the unlimited possibilities , preparing them for their next step , Kindergarten ! Min / Max : 5 / 12 . In our four-year-old program children can participate in the morning ( West Ridge Center ) and afternoon ( Nature ) programs .
Celebrate your Mighty Oak ' s accomplishments at ParkSchool graduation hosted at the end of the year . More details to come .
Please NOTE : No programming on 3 / 21-3 / 25 , 4 / 15
The fun continues on Fridays ! Our focus is on fresh and exciting themes that captivate your child ' s imagination . Play fast-paced games using all five senses , make messy art projects promoting creativity , and create crazy concoctions based on science to invite inquiry . Includes exercise and fun brain games . Age groups may be combined based on registration . Min 6 / Max 10 .
We focus on helping children to grow a strong sense of self , creativity , exploration , and empathy in our connections to one another and the natural world . Classes spend every day outdoors learning in various environments , from the beaches and ravine of Rosewood to the woodland and prairie of Heller . Nature is the driving force behind child-led learning through play , sensory , gross and fine motor activities and creative expression . Max 10 / classroom . Classes are held : Mondays and Wednesdays at Heller Nature Center . Tuesdays , Thursdays , and Fridays at Rosewood Beach . Dress for the weather .
ParkSchool Nature programs can be taken as stand alone programs or combined with our morning ParkSchool West Ridge programs .
WINTER / SPRING | Jan 3-May 27 ( 2022 )
FUNOLOGY FRIDAY NATURE
The fun continues Fridays ! Our focus is on fresh and exciting themes that captivate your child ' s imagination . Play fast-paced games using all five senses , make messy art projects promoting creativity , and create crazy concoctions based on science to invite inquiry . Min 6 / Max 10 .