Coming Fall 2024!
Class begins for Fall 2024. Contact us to learn more!
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In our forest classroom highly-trained educators lead daily adventures in the great outdoors. Children discover real skills while connecting with the natural world. Together in a team, Outdoor Kindergarten kids…
- Adventure outdoors with their class while playing together and learning real Outdoor Skills.
- Practice being self-directed and staying safe while learning to care for themselves and nature.
- Contribute while learning about healthy stewardship for family, community, and the natural world.
- Connect with friends while learning to be thoughtful and Truly Helpful with each other.
Learn Trackers Skills
Trackers Outdoor Preschool is divided into three seasonal terms where children play and grow with the skills of our four Trackers Guild: Rangers, Wilders, Mariners, and Artisans. While each season features one specific Guild, we include experiences and activities from other Guilds as well.
Fall Term (13 Weeks) features our Rangers Guild teaching outdoor skills of stealth, archery, and wilderness survival. We learn the ancient art of animal tracking, following the trails of bobcat, rabbit, red fox, and deer!
Winter Term (12 Weeks) features our Artisans Guild teaching in the art studio, where we craft from nature using clay, leather, wood and more. We also embark on immersive adventures that teach about the natural world.
Spring Term (9 Weeks) features our Wilders & Mariners Guilds teaching skills of earth and water. We dig in the garden, forage wild plants, and caretake the land fishing, catch crawdads and frogs, and cook over a campfire.
As our Kindergartners grow to become young Trackers, they follow the trails of deer, rabbits, and foxes to discover their mysteries. They also learn to decode bird language, using forest songs and calls to help find other wildlife.
Find Your Potential
At Trackers Outdoor Kindergarten, we believe that time spent in nature is crucial for the healthy development of young minds and bodies. Our program is led by highly trained educators who are passionate about working with young children and dedicated to helping each student reach their full potential.
We are proud to offer this special opportunity to the children in our community and look forward to sharing the wonders of the natural world with you and your family. If you're interested in learning more about our program, please get in touch with us to join one of our Open Houses. We can't wait to show you all that we have to offer!
Explore the Program Schedule
Trackers Outdoor Kindergarten runs Fall through Spring. Outdoor Exploration Days are Monday through Thursday, with an option to add on a STEAM + Literacy day on Friday. Seasonal Gatherings are for the entire family, to celebrate and connect with the Trackers community.
Outdoor Exploration Days Monday - Thursday with Holiday & In-Service Breaks
During these days we journey in the Trackers Bus to wilderness sites where children can explore and connect with the natural world as their classroom. From discovering the secrets of the forest to tending to the garden, our students are constantly learning and growing as they develop their problem-solving skills, creativity, and self-reliance.
Optional - STEAM + Literacy Day Fridays
On Friday, students have the option to participate in our STEAM + Literacy tutoring program. At Trackers HQ we learn through fun hands-on projects in science, technology, engineering, and math. We weave language and literacy development into everything we do. This day is optional and designed to give families who choose it a well-rounded educational experience.
Seasonal Gatherings 5 total - Weekday evenings or Weekends during the day
Outdoor Kindergarten families can attend our community gatherings to find food, fun, and connection. These optional events are seasonal and include:
- Tracktoberfest Welcome the autumnal harvest with festivities, food, and music.
- Track-or-Treat Trick-or-treat on a fun and mysterious tracking trail through the Trackers Lodge.
- Holiday Party Herald the arrival of winter with food and friends at our Holiday Party.
- Garden Party Help plant our gardens for summer and fall in Sandy, Oregon.
- Graduation Wrap our year together with a community potluck and BBQ.
Our learning year offers 34 weeks of outdoor education with school breaks Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring, and Summer.
Fall Term September - November
Winter Term December - February
Spring Term March - May