Wild Life Forest Preschool at Earth Native Wilderness School

Location: Bastrop, TX (25 minutes east of Austin)
137 Woodview Ln
Bastrop, TX 78602
Students served: Ages 3.5–5
Current enrollment: Now enrolling for Fall 2018; maximum of 8 students per program
Model/philosophy: Modeled after forest preschools in Europe and around the world, Wild Life Forest Preschool at Earth Native is play-based, child-led, and earth-conscious. Children learn as the mammals do, by following their satisfaction through play, by challenging their bodies, and by experiencing the patterns of their environment, both natural and social, in a forest they themselves care for. Children will build the foundations of writing, science, math, art, and physical development—even confidence and happiness—by exploring the forest with their friends. And of course, Wild Life Forest Preschool will make certain your child’s first adventures are considerate, careful, and safe.
Special features: Located on 55 beautiful acres of land, covered in native hardwood trees with abundant wildlife, incredible native plant diversity, and a spring-fed year-round creek. Small, intimate class size with a maximum 8:1 student:teacher ratio. Curriculum is inspiration based and will include the establishment of deep connections to nature; animal tracks, bird language; empathy and understanding of local wildlife; plant identification, including edible, medicinal, and useful local plants; campfires; adventures; and fun!
Schedule: Hours are 9am–2pm. Program options include Monday/Wednesday program, Tuesday/Thursday program, Friday program, or every-other-Monday program. Or enroll in more than one program to equal any number of days of the week you would like. School calendar runs September 10–May 20.
Tuition: Monthly payments of $62 (every-other-Monday program), $135 (Friday program), $285 (M/W or T/Th programs). Full tuition rates range from $675 to $2,745.
Contact: Dave Scott | 512-299-8870 | info@earthnativeschool.com