THE FOREST SCHOOL: A REGGIO INSPIRED PROGRAM
The Forest School
The Forest School is a Reggio preschool that proudly adheres to the highest standards of education for all children.We are committed to providing a supportive environment where your child can thrive and explore the bounty of nature!
WHO WE ARE
Children that attend The Forest School get the tools and support they need for their healthy development. We follow the practices of Reggio Emilia and encourage children to be independent, critical , creative thinkers.Through nature immersion, stimulating situations and hands-on learning opportunities, children are free to develop into bright young minds.
Our program begins early September and runs thru mid June. We welcome children 2.5-6.0 years old, potty training not required.We meet at Stern Grove. Drop-off and pick-up occur at the same spot and the exact location will be given only to families enrolled in the program.Children will explore the bounty of Stern Grove, and on occasion the museums an outdoor areas within Golden Gate Park. Tuition is 1600.00 a month.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Should My Child Wear?
The weather in San Francisco can change quickly. Please dress your child in layers and if it is a rainy day please bring/dress your child in rain pants, jacket and boots.
What Items Should My child Pack Daily?
A lunch and hearty snack, we will provide fruit and a simple carb such as crackers. A water bottle labeled with their name. 1 extra set of clothes.
What Is The Plan If It Rains Or We Have Poor Air Quality?
We will play and explore in the mud! Please dress your child in rain gear and be assured we will have a great time looking for worms, making rain art, and puddle jumping!
In the rare occasion that Stern Grove is closed we will not hold school that day.
If AQI reaches above 100 per Air Now we will cancel school until it goes below 100.
How Do You Use The Bathroom?
Stern Grove has public restrooms available and open year round.
THE IMAGE OF THE CHILD
We believe that children thrive in an environment which values their own uniqueness, while providing support and opportunities to grow emotionally, socially and creatively. By building on each child’s strengths, interests and curiosities, we guide each child to explore the world around them as well as develop new abilities and form close relationships with eachother and nature.