Our Mission – Inclusive Early Childhood Education rooted in nature to inspire a stronger connection to the environment and understanding of our impact locally and globally. Educating our youngest citizens to become global ambassadors of environmentalism.
Our Vision – Quality educators facilitate a curriculum that reflects the developmental needs and curiosities of children and meets the growing needs of our environment world wide. Children are given the opportunity to learn about their world through daily access to extended time in nature inspired by environmentalism, ecology, biology and organic farming practices.
Our Approach - At Creative Barracks Nature School we strive to meet our vision through hands-on experiential learning opportunities that follow the interests of the child, by allowing the curriculum to be fluid and built through observation and real life happenings. Teacher-led workshops and small group demonstrations are a mix of Ontario Curriculum and Nature School pedagogy which offer new skills and address the needs of the whole child and realities of their community.
We incorporate opportunities for risky play while on the farm, and offer multiple unstructured play sessions throughout the day.
Our pedagogy places importance on developing emotional intelligence and environmental responsibility, we incorporate these skills into our lesson plans and responsive interactions with students.
Through nature immersion, children develop environmental literacy which encourages them to grow to be humans who are authentically connected to the world around them and are more likely to care for and advocate for the future of our planet and their communities. Through our program, your child will be prepared with a solid foundation to support them on their life long educational development.
Healthy locally sourced Lunches & Snacks included
$45/day or $195/week
or $750/4 weeks or $1650/season
Spring 2023 season: 12 weeks - April 10th - June 16th
Summer 2023 Season: 12 Weeks - June 19th - September 8th
Fall 2023 Season: 12 weeks - September 11th - December 1st