Wee Folk Forest Kindergarten is a "rain or shine" outdoor preschool/kindergarten in the greater Boulder area for children ages 2 1/2 to 6, and children 0 to 2 1/2 in our Parent/Tot program. We are inspired by the Waldkindergartens and Forest Schools of Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Finland, where children spend the early years of their education in entirely outdoor settings. There are enormous benefits for children who attend forest kindergartens, ranging from social-emotional and sensory-motor health, to a richly developed sense of place, and active imaginations.

When observed, these children convey an empowerment uncommon for their age, and a contentment that will make anyone "run for the forest".

Click here to learn more about our plan to be fully licensed by June 2019.


 Documentary Showing & Spring Picnic  Thursday, May 17th, 2018  at 5:30pm at East Simpson Coffee House in Lafayette   All are welcome!   Picnic starts at 5:30pm: "More then just Cajun" food truck available or pack your own!  Documentary starts at 7pm:  School's Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten  is a wonderful look into the magic and rationale behind forest schooling. Take a closer look at this growing educational movement! Less than 30 minutes long, School's Out is a crowd pleaser for folks of all ages--children are welcome.  Discussion to follow the film, and anyone who needs to leave for bedtime is welcome to do so at any time.  We are asking for a $5 donation per person  for the documentary viewing, and all proceeds will go towards our Forest K scholarship fund.  RSVP to info@livingartsschool.com

Documentary Showing & Spring Picnic
Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 5:30pm
at East Simpson Coffee House in Lafayette

All are welcome!

Picnic starts at 5:30pm:
"More then just Cajun" food truck available or pack your own!

Documentary starts at 7pm:
School's Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten is a wonderful look into the magic and rationale behind forest schooling. Take a closer look at this growing educational movement! Less than 30 minutes long, School's Out is a crowd pleaser for folks of all ages--children are welcome.

Discussion to follow the film, and anyone who needs to leave for bedtime is welcome to do so at any time. We are asking for a $5 donation per person for the documentary viewing, and all proceeds will go towards our Forest K scholarship fund.

RSVP to info@livingartsschool.com


The child with a positive ecological identity has a sense of belonging in knowing that he or she is a part of nature versus separate from it, a sense of wonder in being in touch with what is beautiful and awe-inspiring in the natural world, and a sense of security (or healing) found ‘in the repeated refrains of nature- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter’ (Carson, 1965).
— Ruth Wilson

 

Photograph provided by Ethan Jones

 
 
 A participant carves a spoon during a Living Arts School adult workshop.

A participant carves a spoon during a Living Arts School adult workshop.

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 Children in a German Waldkindergarten.  Photograph provided by Gregor Sticker - Waldkindergarten Duesseldorf

Children in a German Waldkindergarten. Photograph provided by Gregor Sticker - Waldkindergarten Duesseldorf

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