Nature School

Participants spend the majority of the day outdoors in Heartland Forest’s beautiful natural setting.
play-based       place–based        child-led       emergent       experiential       inquiry–based

Full Day Sessions - $40/session

Fall Semester $640
Monthly Payments Available

Before and after care available

Weekly Wednesdays
9:00am to 4:00pm

Registration opens June 12, 2019:
Sept 4th - Dec 18th
Jan 8th - Jun 24th


Ages 4 - 6 years

Questions Contact:

Lisa Staton
Forest Discovery Director
(905) 356-7384 ext. 108

What is Nature School?
Forest and Nature School is an educational approach using emergent, experiential, inquiry-based, play based, and place-based learning methods within a natural space.  Curriculum standards are met during child – led explorations and experiences, as educators following the children’s interests, guide students into deeper thinking and understanding.
Student’s questions and ideas drive the learning process forward. These processes are then supported by the facilitator by guiding the student to further investigation and inquiry.

What are the benefits?
Research has shown participation in forest and nature school can lead to an improvement in: confidence, social skills, communication, physical stamina, fine and gross motor skills, creativity, resiliency, academic achievement, self-regulation, patience, focus, self esteem


Participants should be present at Heartland 15 minutes prior to session start.
Come explore and learn with us in this child led, emergent, experiential, inquiry – based, play based program!