We have had an incredible outpouring of requests and in response we have expanded our preschool to offer two groups this Fall.
At the moment we have several spaces available all four days for 4-and 5-year-olds and two spots on Monday and Wednesday for three-year-olds. Interested parents can call our office for more information or fill out our registration form and we will be in touch.
We are available for in-person tours this week and orientation is Sunday, September 13th. This summer we confirmed that our added COVID-related safety precautions didn’t deter our campers from sinking deeply into the experience and having a great time, we expect preschool will be the same and can’t wait to get started.
The Fall semester begins September 16, 2020
About Ithaca forest preschool
Welcome to Our Wooded World!
With some curiosity, exploration and guidance the seeds of connection can grow, rooting us to our natural surroundings and forming kinship with the Earth. The social-emotional skills that children learn here are among the most important skills they need for school and for life. Our curriculum prepares children for kindergarten and beyond!
Monday through Friday, 9am-12pm.
NEW! Friday single or add-on day, 9am-12pm.
Ithaca Forest Preschool is a community of learners. The group bonds through shared challenges and experiences, and from getting to know each other for a whole school year or more. At this age, consistency is important. For these reasons, five days for a full year is our standard and most discounted, option. If you are hesitant to enroll for this option, please feel free to contact us to discuss it.
If five days a week for the full school year isn’t right for your family, we offer two
4-H Acres 418 Lower Creek Road, Ithaca, 14850
- Children are eligible to enroll if they will be 3 by September 1st and will not reach the age of 6 before January 1st.
- Children must be out of diapers and needing only minimal assistance with toileting.
- Because we learn in an outdoor classroom without walls, children must be able to stay with the group and follow instructions most of the time.