Pre-K

The outdoors offer safe and seasonal opportunities for your preschooler to explore through play, games, songs and activities!

These outdoor sessions will include time in our vegetable garden, as well as numerous pathways and native plant forest areas to explore. The small group sizes and our experienced nature educators help to create a nurturing and engaging environment for young children to learn, play and grow!

Winter/Spring Session


The outdoors offer safe and seasonal opportunities for your preschooler to explore through play, games, songs and activities! These outdoor sessions include time in our HCP Kids Teaching Garden where we grow food throughout the year, as well as numerous pathways and native plant forest areas to explore. Our small group sizes and experienced nature educators help to create a nurturing and engaging environment for young children to learn, play and grow! We welcome parent participation.

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Children love to explore our gardens while observing and experiencing nature. Together, we will engage in a series of nature activities. Each session includes a garden wander, story time and craft activity.. Bring a snack and picnic blanket for story time and dress for the weather.

Bring along your budding naturalist for a trek around the pathways, bridges and fields as we explore the creatures who call our gardens, woodlands and ponds their home. Each session will focus on a different nature friend and include adventure time to explore the many pathways throughout our space, story time and craft. Pack a snack and picnic blanket for story time and dress for the weather.

Let’s join up for some end of summer days for a gentle nature walk with your child that will calm and inspire you both! This rain or shine outdoor program on our endless pathways provides us with many social and nature connections. This is followed by a storytime that encourages the development of listening skills and small group interactions. Plan to bring along your favourite story blanket and snack to enjoy during the story with your child. Make Stories in the Shade a playdate and share this with a friend. Please click on this LINK to Pre-register. We will send you an email with a registration link as soon as there is enough interest to run this program.

Our Pacific Northwest offers many advantages for growing food crops year round. In this fall session, we will plant, seed start, transplant, maintain, harvest and seed save as the season transitions to fall. Some of these crops will be for fall harvesting and others, such as leeks, garlic, carrots, chard, kale, brussel sprouts, broccoli and beets, will be for late winter harvest.
This program is suited to school age children to attend independently or with a family member and for pre-k learners with a family member for support.

Date: Saturday’s, September 10, 17, 24, October 01, 08, 15, 2022.
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Age: 3 to 12 years
Fee: $85/child(ren + adult) for the session
Register: HERE