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Time To get Messy

Explore a Wild Child Day

Drop-off/Check Gear
Sign In/Free Play
Snacks And Stories
Investigation Stations
Farewell Gathering / Dismissal

Parent Reviews

We love Wild Child! At the traditional preschool my son attended he would cry at drop off and be the first to run to me at pick up. Now he is so excited to get dropped off every morning and asks to stay a bit longer at pick up. He has come home with new vocabulary and it constantly tell us about his adventures at school. Watching him learn outside and with such a supportive staff makes my heart about burst. They truly take the time to identify what works for each child and nurtures that child as an individual. Cannot recommend this program enough!

Alexandra, Centerville

Our Daily Rhythm

A quick view of a WILD Child Day

Drop-Off, GEAR Check & Sign In :

A teacher will greet your child at the round-about parking lot, and escort them to the outdoor classroom! We will do a quick check to make sure your child is appropriately dressed for the day to ensure comfort and safety. Our car-line style drop off routine allows parents to stay in their vehicle, and children to wave goodbye before heading off to sign in, and start their day! Your child will take ownership of the daily sign in process through a rotation of letter and name recognition activities.

Outdoor Classroom Exploration:

After arriving to the outdoor classroom, students will spend the first half of their morning in authentic, child-led unstructured nature play. Teachers will serve as facilitators, both carefully supervising the play, and offering a variety of invitations. Our "invitations" are spread throughout the outdoor classroom, and rotate seasonally. These are designated areas that we invite the children to participate in, some examples are: mud kitchen, journaling, handcrafts, investigation, creative, math, and reading.

Morning Gathering

A time to gather together and sing songs, tell stories, ask questions, make predictions, and simply share and communicate with one another. We will also use this time to dive a little deeper into our seasonal nature study.

Snack & Read Aloud:

We will serve a fruit or vegetable for your child to enjoy each day during read-aloud time.

Adventure/ hike :

The remaining part of our day is saved for a grand adventure! This might look like: exploring a new part of the woods, romping in the creek, hiking along a trail, playing at the naturescape, racing through the fields,  visiting the apiary, etc.


Farewell gathering, Dismissal:

We will gather one last time for the day to reflect on our day, sing a song, and say our goodbyes. Children will be relased to thier adults after being signed out.