“Perhaps you don’t want to miss out on the wonder, joy, curiosity, confidence, and adventure that your child experiences while at forest and nature school, so join them! Children and their parents/caregivers play, learn and grow in nature TOGETHER during the Acorns & Oaks program. This program is ideally suited for children aged 2-5, and offers a wide variety of child-led nature-rich experiences for you and your child.”

  • Parent/caregiver-assisted half-day program for younger children (grandparents, aunts/uncles, nannies/sitters are welcome to attend in place of a parent).
  • Participants should be at least 2 years old and preferably no more than 5 years old by the time the session ends (see dates below, older children are welcome but note that the programming is geared towards the 2-5 year range).
  • Siblings under two or over five* may accompany the registered participant and parent. (*Fees will be charged for siblings over 5).
  • All participating and accompanying children are the sole responsibility of the parent/caregiver.
  • Snacks & lunch are the responsibility of the parent/caregiver.
  • Program runs from 9:00am-1:00pm.
  • Registration required, space for ~12 families per session.
  • $38/day, once a week, number of weeks varies per session.
  • $19/additional program-age child/day.
  • Non-refundable deposit of 20% of the program fees is required (per child, per program) at the time of registration. Non-refundable registration processing fee of $15 is charged per child once per session. Please see Our Policies for all policies.
  • Fees must be paid in full 2 weeks before the session start date.
  • Payment plans & fee reductions are available upon request & when funds are available.

TRIAL OPTION – keep an eye on our Drop-ins & Events page for opportunities to jump in on our Acorns & Oaks program for FREE. We try to offer this twice per session. If those dates don’t work for you, or nothing is available, please reach out to set up a trial day.

SPRING 2024 – MARCH 4-JUNE 17 (14 weeks, closed for 1 week mid-April)
  • offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays (fees based on 1 day/week)
  • no programs on Tuesday, April 23, and Thursday, April 25 for mid-session break
  • $532 for the FULL session ($266 for each additional child) OR $266 for an alternate option
  • alternate registration option: FLEX PASS – 7 weeks, anytime within the session (with option to pay-as-you-go after 7 sessions)
  • registration begins ~January, 2024 and is ongoing
SUMMER 2024 – AUGUST 19-23
  • Acorns & Oaks will not be offered in Summer 2024

Next Year…

FALL 2024 – SEPTEMBER 3-DECEMBER 16 (14 weeks, closed for 1 week late October/early November)
  • offered on Thursdays
  • no programs during mid-session break
  • $490 for the FULL session ($245 for each additional child) OR $245 for an alternate option
  • alternate registration option: FLEX PASS – 7 weeks, anytime within the session (with option to pay-as-you-go after 7 sessions)
  • registration begins ~June, 2024
WINTER 2025 – JANUARY 20-FEBRUARY 14 (4 weeks)
SPRING 2025 – MARCH 3-JUNE 16 (14 weeks, closed for 1 week mid-April)
  • offered on Thursdays
  • no programs during mid-session break
  • $490 for the FULL session ($245 for each additional child) OR $245 for an alternate option
  • alternate registration option: FLEX PASS – 7 weeks, anytime within the session (with option to pay-as-you-go after 7 sessions)
  • registration begins ~January, 2025
SUMMER 2025 – AUGUST 19-23
  • Acorns & Oaks will not be offered in Summer 2025

 

*KFNS programming is “rain or shine”, however we reserve the right to cancel programming in extreme or unsafe weather conditions. Please see our policies for more information.