Early Childhood Education Programs

Little Birds

(Caregiver & Child Classes for ages birth to 3)

JUST ADDED: Little Birds Winter Weekend Program – select Saturdays and Sundays! All midweek Little Birds classes are full. Registration for FALL 2023 and beyond will open in June.

Little Birds Classes give your little one the chance to meet new animal friends, create nature crafts, sing songs, and explore outside. Perfect for parents, grandparents, nannies, and other caregivers who are seeking a unique and meaningful experience.

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Nature Preschool

(Nature-based classes for children age 3 to 5)

Now accepting applications for school years 2023-24 and 2024-25.

Our award winning, accredited preschool program helps children develop a foundation of academic skills through encounters in the natural world. We believe that empathy, love, curiosity, and respect are the truest foundation of learning.

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Earth Friends Outdoors

(Outdoor learning and exploration for ages 5 to 12)

Now Enrolling for Winter & Spring 2023.

Irvine’s Earth Friends Outdoors offers an immersive outdoor learning experience for homeschool/unschooling/virtual learning families. We provide a tailored approach to learning for each student and documentation for their home school portfolio. Younger classes are modeled after the Forest Kindergarten model.

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What Families Are Saying

We couldn’t ask for a more amazing place for our son to start his schooling.  Your kind and welcoming approach has made such a lasting impact.  You have taught him how to embrace nature and respect his environment in a whole new and exciting way.  His first year was filled with wonder, love and friendship, and he cannot wait for next year.

Jackie, Bryan, and Christina Cimorelli, Nature Preschool Parents