FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT DO YOU DO IF THERE IS A THUNDER AND LIGHTENING STORM?

Our teachers are trained to know the distance a thunderstorm is from our location. If a thunderstorm becomes too close and could jeopardize the children's safety, we have a small camping cabin we can gather in if needed to wait out a thunderstorm. The children will never gather in this building for anything other than an emergency. Heavy rain is not always accompanied by thunder and lightening, and when thunder or lightening is not present but rain is strong, the children can gather under their class tarps.

WHAT DO THE CHILDREN DO WHEN IT IS FREEZING?

One of our school's mottos is "There's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing." Our exhaustive clothing requirement list ensures children will be warm on the coldest of days. When the children are playing and moving their bodies, they will naturally keep warm and their winter insulating layers will keep the heat close to their bodies. We will build campfires with the children for warmth as well. When we have a combination of temperatures well below freezing, heavy precipitation, and high winds, we may cancel class.

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ARE TEACHERS TRAINED IN FIRST AID AND CPR?

All of our teachers are trained in Wilderness First Aid and Infant/Child/Adult CPR. Substitute teachers are not expected to be trained in Wilderness First Aid or CPR, but will always be placed with a teacher who is trained.

WHAT AGES CAN BE A PART OF A PROGRAM?

Ages 2.5-6- Forest Preschool

Ages 6-13- Forest Co-Op

 

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