Urban Prairie Waldorf School

Parent Child in the Wild Program

Inspired by Scandinavian Forest School education, Parent Child in the Wild seeks to address the “Nature Deficit Disorder” phenomenon by exposing young children to movement, activities, and play, primarily in nature.  This program will inspire children’s imaginations through exploration of beautiful, wild environments.

 

Parent Child in the Wild is for families with children ages 0-4.  They will discover new-found experiences by layering up in appropriate clothing (and coats and rain pants as needed) to play outside–no matter the weather!    Time will be spent exploring local forests and parks, building stick houses, making crafts of natural materials, and gathering for snack and circle time in an outdoor Waldorf class experience.  The more we reconnect our children with nature, the more they will value the natural environment and develop their minds and bodies through play.  As parents, this program provides an opportunity to meet and share experiences with other parents in a fun and supportive environment.

Parent Child in the Wild will feature unnoticed and tucked-away natural surroundings located right in our great city, such as:

  • North Park Village/Walking Stick Woods
  • LaBagh Woods
  • Palmisano Park
  • Humboldt Park Lagoon
  • Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary
  • Garfield Park Conservatory
Fall Session Dates:   Oct. 5, 12,19, 26  Nov.  2, 9, 16  ($210)
Winter Session Dates:   Jan 18, 25  Feb 8, 15  March 1, 8 ($180)
Spring Session Dates:   TBD

Specific site time and location information will be provided to families upon enrollment.