Alerces Spanish Preschool & Kindergarten Inc.

Nurturing mindful, creative, bilingual children

Forest & Outdoor School Program

Where Nature and Literacy Grow

The Forest and Nature school program at Alerces “El Bosque de Alerces” is based on a fundamental respect for children and their capacity for inquiry, curiosity and adventurous approach in the natural world.

Forest & Nature School Program

The Forest and Nature school program at Alerces Spanish Preschool & Kindergarten invites students to discover and experiment in the forest at Churchill Park. Through exploration, children grow their self-confidence, recognize their abilities and achieve the same learning processes they will achieve in the classroom, but in outdoor in nature. Children become more sensitive with nature, learn respect from the creatures and beings and enjoy the natural world in an age appropriate way.

At times we may bring objects with us into the woods to enhance creative play, and other times we will leave children their playful imaginations to lead the theme of their exploration and play. Take advantage of the beauty and wonder of our very own forest school just outside our doors at Alerces.

In order to fulfill their curiosity, and to reach their potential, children will be at the forest minimum once a week.

Forest & Nature School Program Leader

Maru Aguirre

Ratio: 7:1

Minimum number of students required: 7

Eligibility: Students must be enrolled at Alerces in either the Preschool or Kindergarten program to participate in the Forest School program.

Forest & Nature School Program Safety Procedures

The Forest and Nature Program at Alerces follows safety procedures to ensure a successful outdoor experience: Risk assessment/Safety and Health procedures/Emergency procedures

Cancellation Procedure

“El Bosque de Alerces” will take place in all kinds of weather except for:

Temperature is colder than -25

Winds speed higher than 35 mph

Electrical storm

Heavy rain

Minimum ratio cannot be achieved