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COVID-19 Procedures and Protocols

COVID-19 Procedures and Protocols

Following are some of the procedures and protocols we will be following as we begin the school year. You can download a PDF copy of this information on our resources page. Ithaca Forest Preschool COVID-19 Policies and Protocol Physical Distancing By sending your child...

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Why Winter

Why Winter

We spent a cold, windy day out there today, with an inch of fresh powder coating the trees and covering up yesterday’s mud and slush. Aside from a few requests to “help me put my mittens back on—my hands are cold”, there were no complaints about the cold.

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Free Forest Play Day May 8th!

Free Forest Play Day May 8th!

Parents and children are invited to join Ithaca Forest Preschool for a Saturday morning of exploring, stories and fire at our beloved Trillium Camp located at 4-H Acres (418 Lower Creek Road, Ithaca, NY). You will learn more about Ithaca Forest Preschool's teaching...

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Preschool Starts on Monday!

Preschool Starts on Monday!

We can’t wait to get started! Trillium Camp is quiet in the moments between summer camp and our Preschool season but everything is ready and waiting for our preschoolers to arrive on Monday.

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FOREST PRESCHOOL TOUR July 16th 10AM-Noon

FOREST PRESCHOOL TOUR
July 16th 10AM-Noon

Parents and Children are Invited to Join Ithaca Preschool co-founder, Melissa Blake for a Tour of Our Very Special All-Outdoor Preschool Program. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and observe our summer camp program, which is very similar to our school year...

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GROWING WILD SUMMER CAMP @ Ellis Hollow

GROWING WILD SUMMER CAMP
@ Ellis Hollow

We will have 2 Weeks of half-day Growing Wild Summer Camp at Ellis Hollow Community Center for ages 3-5. Each day the kids get to romp in the woods and find natural materials, such as clay, rock-paint, bark, and leaves to create works of woodland art.

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Forest Play Day May 24th

Forest Play Day May 24th

Forest Play Days are a great way to have a look into whether a forest preschool might be right for your family! Get out into the woods and experience total nature immersion. Parents and children birth to age five are invited to join the Ithaca Forest Preschool for a...

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GROWING WILD SUMMER CAMP @ 4-H Acres

GROWING WILD SUMMER CAMP
@ 4-H Acres

We will have 8 Weeks of half-day Growing Wild Summer Camp at 4-H Acres for ages 3-5. Each day the kids get to romp in the woods and find natural materials, such as clay, rock-paint, bark, and leaves to create works of woodland art.

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Spring Camp April 15-19

Spring Camp April 15-19

Join the Ithaca Forest Preschool for a full week of stories, stalking, wild tea making & sipping and more as we welcome Spring back in the woods of our beloved Trillium Camp at 4-H Acres (418 Lower Creek Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850). Nature is the teacher. We are mentors...

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Preschool Spring Camp!

Preschool Spring Camp!

Join the Ithaca Forest Preschool for a full week of stories, stalking, wild tea making & sipping and more as we welcome Spring back in the woods of our beloved Trillium Camp at 4-H Acres (418 Lower Creek Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850). Nature is the teacher. We are mentors...

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Hiding Fishers

Hiding Fishers

Ithaca Forest Preschool "The Hemlock Grove, the Hemlock Grove, where the trees stay green all through the winter. The swamp will freeze and we'll find the fisher, climbing over fallen trees," the preschoolers sang before hiking out to the Hemlocks. There they played...

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Dancing Porcupines

Dancing Porcupines

Forest Preschool braved some seriously chilly weather last week! They gathered close on Tuesday to see what Sarah had hidden in her hands. She said that the object she was holding was very sharp, mostly white but black on the tip and that belonged to an animal that...

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Office Location:
Cornell Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850
607-272-2292 | email Us

Preschool Location: 
4-H Acres, 418 Lower Creek Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850


Ithaca Forest Preschool is a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County and is run by Primitive Pursuits, a 4-H Program.