You dont have the shortcut of coming from All Souls a posh Upper East Side nursery school, and the director of All Souls saying this kid is a good match for your program. Trees For Tomorrow, an accredited natural resources specialty school, is located in the beautiful outdoor classroom better known as the "Northwoods" in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Maybe some people think its a little odd because of the lack of focus on academics and that the children are going to get behind and not be kindergarten-ready, she says.
For 3-year-old Leela, going to preschool doesnt involve learning the ABCs, practicing her counting or snack time. Edutopia - Early-Childhood Education Takes to the Outdoors (Waldkindergarten). Forest Explorers, which also incorporates Waldorf and other progressive teaching models into its approach, has a lengthy wait list, as does Little Leaf forest school in Westchester County.