How do I enroll my child?
Are the children outside all the time?
At the Ann Arbor Forest School, as long as conditions are safe, we go outside every day. As experienced teachers in outdoor education, Catherine and Tara design the day’s activities to manage the well-being of every child—and makes sure parents know how to properly dress their children for the weather. If necessary, we will move our activities inside our home.
How do we keep warm in winter?
What if it's really hot out?
What do you do when it rains?
If there is no lightning, we enjoy the rain and keep dry with proper gear. We wear rain coats, rain pants or waders, rain gloves, and rain boots. The rain provides us new opportunities to learn. For example, we might go on a puddle walk to discover the water cycle firsthand. The children hypothesize where in the park we will find the most puddles. We play in the puddles and follow the water as it flows, making the connection to Mallett’s Creek.