The Nursery School is a Denver-based preschool that follows the Forest Kindergarten model found throughout Europe. We opened for business in October of 2017. This part-day program for children ages 3 through 5 years old will hold two sessions daily, Monday through Friday. Parents may choose between the morning session from 8:30 – 11:30 am or the afternoon session from 12:30 – 3:30 pm. Classes will be held at Bluff Lake Nature Center.
Unlike a traditional preschool, The Nursery School operates exclusively outdoors, year round. Except during severe weather, children will engage and learn in and from the natural environment. Staff are on hand to assist children and facilitate learning, but children will guide their own experiences and learning based on their particular interests. The Nursery School focuses on pre-academic skill development, such as critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and building social and emotional competence. Acquiring these skills is shown to be critical in determining school readiness and success.