Early Childhood Programs Blog

HOORAY! A SNOW DAY!

January 16, 2019 - Preschool, Preschool News

At the Nature Preschool, we relish time to play and explore in nature, no matter the weather. We play in rain, in puddles, in heat, and chill, and on some magical amazing days we play in SNOW!  This week while most area schools were closed due to the 3” of snow, the Nature Preschool was… Read more »

That’s a Wrap!- Forest Dreamers “Changing Winds Ceremony” and Memories

December 20, 2018 - Forest Dreamers, Preschool

We have had a fantastic 13 weeks of Forest Dreamers! These groups came together to make some awesome memories and discoveries! Looking back, we realize that we have covered so much as the seasons have changed here at Irvine! We started off with the meadows covered in milkweed, golden rod, and monarchs…to end with a… Read more »

Art & Science of the Land: Week 12

December 20, 2018 - Earth Friends, Preschool

12/4/2018 Today we worked on shelter building, an excellent skill to practice for fun and for survival situations.  We started by reviewing some basic shelter types, including a debris hut, a lean-to and a wicki-up which is like a teepee but covered in debris.  Another option for a shelter that we learned about was a… Read more »

Pond or Puddle?? Where will we find the best ICE!!- Forest Dreamers Tuesday/Thursday

December 17, 2018 - Forest Dreamers, Preschool

The temperatures have dropped and Forest Dreamers voted to find ice! We headed to the ponds to see what changes happened overnight with the freezing weather and BOY were we excited to see the ICE! We started off our walk noticing the frost on the leaves and under logs. Several of our Forest Dreamer friends… Read more »

Art & Science of the Land: Week 8

December 5, 2018 - Earth Friends, Preschool

10/30/2018 Today we re-explored some of our favorite places at Irvine, the seven sycamore tree along the Bauer Path trail and the Native American site.  We set off from our meeting spot, along the Vista Loop Trail and stopped at the Gazebo and enjoyed snack and sharing moments from over the weekend or since last… Read more »

Art & Science of the Land: Week 11

December 3, 2018 - Earth Friends, Preschool

11/27/2018 It was a cold day today with temperatures barely getting out of the 30s.  Despite the cold we hiked down to the Gazebo where we had snack and shared any exciting events since last class.  We hadn’t been in class for two weeks as we celebrated Thanksgiving so everyone had a lot to share. … Read more »

Winter is Coming!- Tuesday/Thursday Forest Dreamers

December 2, 2018 -

After over a week away due to Thanksgiving and snow, we gathered back in the Glen amazed at the differences in the forest! Quickly, we gathered our snack, sang our Good Morning Song (after changing some of the lines) and set off for the days adventure! We looked around and noticed that the leaves had… Read more »