To help instill a love and respect for nature in all children, LEAP offers fully outdoor educational programs divided into three classes: Tadpoles, Froglets, and Froggies. Each class offers activities that are developmentally appropriate and evidence-based. Classes include: crafts, songs, free exploration, scavenger hunts, yoga, activity stations, obstacle courses, books and more.
Be in Nature - Build Community - Encourage Learning
The Tadpole Class is a one-hour outdoor nature class designed for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers. Non-participating younger siblings are welcome to attend in a carrier or stroller (at no charge). A caregiver can be a parent, grandparent, nanny, or other adult who is designated by the parent as responsible for the child during this class. Expect nature-inspired lessons, including crafts and activities such as scavenger hunts, songs, yoga, storytime, movement, and more!
The Froglets Class is a two-hour outdoor nature class designed for children ages 1-5 to attend with their caregivers. A caregiver can be a parent, grandparent, nanny, or other adult who is designated by the parent as responsible for the child during this class. Non-participating younger siblings are welcome to attend in a carrier or stroller at no charge. Expect similar activities to Tadpoles, but with more time for child-led exploration and activity extensions such as gardening or guided hikes.
The Froggies Class is based on the Forest School model of child-led exploratory play in nature. This is a drop-off class is geared toward children ages 3-5, who enjoy playing outside in all weather, are able to hike 0.5 miles independently, listen and follow directions, and carry a backpack with their water bottle and snack. Current classes are 2 hours long and held at Blackacre Farm. Expect child-led, nature-based exploratory play, with time for songs, stories, crafts, snack, and more play!