Programs

Nature Tots (formerly Toddler Tuesday)

Hands-on learning and discovery for our youngest explorers is moving to Thursday!
Photo: A. Belcher
Programs

Nature Tots (formerly Toddler Tuesday)

Hands-on learning and discovery for our youngest explorers is moving to Thursday!

The Toddler Tuesday program is moving to Thursday, but the programming will continue to connect our youngest visitors to nature through stories, art, science, math, music, and movement while interacting with their adult caregiver and other children. Each weekly class has a seasonal theme, and we will spend as much time outdoors as the weather and interest allows. Activities related to each theme encourage children to discover and explore the world around them at their own pace and in their own way- we understand that toddlers have minds of their own and the way they learn best is through hands-on exploration.

Children and their caregivers have time to socialize, practice simple pre-literacy and pre-math skills, and more while exploring, discovering, playing, and experiencing nature. We encourage children and adults to dress for the weather and to plan to get a bit dirty while we explore using all of our senses.

Geared for: Toddlers Ages 3-5 and an adult. Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. (Younger siblings FREE with with parents)

Cost:

  • $5 per child per class or $15 per month
  • $2 per caregiver
  • Member caregivers FREE

Schedule: Nature Tots will run every Thursday during the regular school semester between September to December and February to May, taking a break during June, July, and August. 

Reserve your spot:  For planning purposes, please let us know you are coming each week by clicking HERE each week.

Themes for spring 2021

Nature Tots for Spring 2021

Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Dates and topics are subject to change.

January 2021:

            January 21 Objects in the Sky

            January 28 Animals in winter

February 2021

            February 4 Hibernation vs Migration

            February 11 Properties of Matter February 18 Forces

            February 25 *No Class*

March 2021

            March 4 My Plate: Fruits

            March 11 My Plate: Veggies

            March 18 My Plate: Grains Group

            March 25 My Plate: Dairy Group

April 2021      

            April 1 Butterflies

            April 8 *No Class*

            April 15 All about seeds

            April 22 Caring for our earth

            April 29 Insects

May 2021

            May 6 What plants need (Rodale)

            May 13 Planting a garden

            May 20 All about Birds & Worms

            May 27 Oceans and Beaches

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