Early Childhood Programs Blog

Changing Seasons- Monday/Wednesday Forest Dreamers

December 2, 2018 -

    We gathering in the Glen for the first time in over a week and what a difference the short time has made! Leaves litter the forest floor, raindrops drip from the gnarly branches, and all looks quiet in the woods.  We were excited to see the changes today and wanted to set off… Read more »

Art & Science of the Land: Week 10

November 29, 2018 - Earth Friends, Preschool

11/13/2018 Fall semester for homeschool is winding down with only a couple weeks left.  Today we learned about our third and last nature artist for Fall, Nancy Holt.  Holt’s vision was to allow people the opportunity to observe amazing features of the natural world, such as stars, solstices and vivid geographic locations using her art… Read more »

Rainy Days and Far Escapades!- Tuesday/Thursday Forest Dreamers

November 15, 2018 - Forest Dreamers, Preschool

Rainy days can ruin outdoor fun for some people! We are taught that you can’t have fun in the rain…that we SHOULD stay inside. Rain is important for nature…for plants, animals, and life in the forest! One of our mottos is “There is no bad weather, only bad clothing!” Last week we had our first… Read more »

Week of Art- Monday/Wednesday Forest Dreamers

November 5, 2018 -

    Fall at Irvine is absolutely beautiful! The leaves are finally starting to turn colors, especially along the stream beds. Today was a great day to go check out the ponds and take in the changing leaves.  We set off down the meadow trail searching for interesting leaves along the way. When we reached the… Read more »

Art and Science of the Land: Week 6 & 7

October 29, 2018 - Earth Friends, Preschool

10/16/2018 Mid-semester campfire Before enjoying a campfire with our families and fellow homeschoolers, we continued our lesson on leaves.  With fall colors starting to show we started with an experiment to learn more about the colors that make up leaves in the fall.  In this experiment we gathered three different colors of leaves, green, yellow… Read more »

Story Circle

October 21, 2018 - Forest Dreamers, Preschool

Salamanders and things! We come together with ideas for our Forest Dreamer friends each class but have no set plan.  This way, our friends can really control how we spend our time together. Today, we had our map and set off on a scavenger hunt when we discovered “salamander circle”.  This wasn’t intentional…our friends were… Read more »

Creepy Crawly- Monday/Wednesday Forest Dreamers

October 21, 2018 - Forest Dreamers, Preschool

Slugs and Salamanders We had a slow start this misty morning! We gathered our crew and started down the trail with promises of a special surprise.  Nestled back in the spice bush forest is a story circle…but not just any story circle…Salamander Circle! As we carefully rolled the stumps over, we discovered small, large, and… Read more »