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Nature Preschool
Forest Homeschool Cooperative
Pioneer Homeschool Cooperative

Nature Preschool

Morning Program

Our CSNL Nature Preschool is a mixed-age program based on love and respect for children as whole beings and the natural world around us. We hope to instill a love of learning through open-ended provocations, teacher-guided explorations, and emergent based curriculum focused on the foundational skills that will support your child in becoming an resourceful, confident, and kind learner. Our Forest Leaders create developmentally appropriate routines based on the NH Early Learning Standards including nature based art and sensory experiences, STEM activities, and dramatic play schemes as well as basic survival skills, cooking, and plant and animal identification. We also include a Morning Meeting time based on the Responsive Classroom Curriculum and 45 minutes of uninterrupted, non-teacher led Free Exploration to encourage authentic social connection, child-led problem solving, and deep imaginative play. All out in Nature!

Our flexible schedule and differentiated activities aims to meet each child where they are and guide them in their own, unique growth. All the children, whether they are a Cottontail (2-3 yrs), Chickadee (3-4 yrs), or Coyote (4-5yrs), work together as a classroom family and support each other in their learning journeys. Families may choose 2, 3, or 5 days per week and the programs runs 9:00-12:00.

2 Days:

Cottontails and Chickadees (2-4 yrs): $6,818/year
Coyotes (4-5 yrs): No 2 Day Option

3 Days

Cottontails and Chickadees (2-4 yrs): $9,040/year
Coyotes (4-5 yrs): $8,040/year

5 Days

Cottontails and Chickadees (2-4 yrs): $13,147/year
Coyotes (4-5 yrs): $10,764/year

Musical Program Fee: $28.50/month


Wild Wonders Afternoon Program

Our Wild Wonders Afternoon Program is for children who would like to explore into the afternoon. Immediately following the morning Nature Preschool Program the explorers continue to connect socially with their peers over a shared meal time.  They practice meal manners, meal time conversation, and meal clean up. A teacher sits with the children as an example of proper meal etiquette and to facilitate group conversations by helping children share about their life, make social connections, and take turns talking. After lunch, the children will participate in a Mindful Moment to help them slow their bodies and minds after a busy morning and reframe them for a peaceful Rest period.  This time could include breathing exercises, children’s yoga, meditations, and independent activities. Then the Preschoolers move onto their Rest Period where they will have an opportunity for relaxation, sleep, or quiet activities depending on the needs of each child before heading back into the forest.  Adventurers will participate in activities like basic compass education, simple plant identification, animal tracking/study, practical life skills, shelter constructing and more. Children in this program will also be able to explore more in depth STEAM activities through multi-age exploration.

Wild Wonders Afternoon Program (Mon-Thurs. 12:00-3:00) $39/day

Forest Homeschool Cooperative

Forest Homeschool Cooperative Program (Ages 5-8)

Our Forest K/1 homeschool cooperative program for children ages 5-8 began in the 2023/2024 academic year. Our curriculum focuses on the natural rhythm of this world, the social and emotional development of each child, and helping children take risks and improve their self-help skills and independence. Of course, we won’t be sacrificing academics. We want it all! Our children will be learning handwriting efficiency with Handwriting Without Tears. Literacy instruction will include foundational components such as phonics, guided reading groups and Writer’s Workshop which provide scientific information to support developing readers. Our rigorous mathematics program follows the Dimensions Singapore curriculum and provides a deep elementary math foundation. Tuition options include 3 full days on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 8:30-3:00 or 4 full days on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays & Thursdays 8:30-3:00 with a half day Friday 8:30-12:00.


3 Days (T/W/Th 8:30-3:00):

Forest Homeschool Cooperative Program (Ages 5-8): $10,899/year

5 Days (M-Th 8:30-3:00, F 8:30-12):

Forest Homeschool Cooperative Program (Ages 5-8): $14,175/year

Musical Programming Fee: $28.50/month


Fun in the Forest- *Currently not open for 24-25 School Year*

Our afternoon will have all the benefits of a nature-based program with loosely structured activities focusing on discovery, problem-solving, science process skills, and creative natural experiences. Children will be participating in outdoor play that reinforces gross motor skills, motor planning, cause & effect and other life skills activities with connections to cooking, measurement, mathematics, journaling, story writing, story-telling, literacy, artistic discovery, and much more. Children can join the afternoon program anywhere from 2-4 days per week. We will start our session by participating in a Rest time (yoga, meditation, quiet time), followed by independent exploration time, community circle, a Growing Up WILD lesson and substantial outdoor time to connect and engage with nature.

*Currently not open for 24-25 School Year*

Fun in the Forest Afternoon Program (Mon–Thurs. 12:00-3:00) $31.50/day

Pioneer Homeschool Cooperative

Pioneer Homeschool Cooperative Program (Age 9-12)

Our full day homeschool cooperative program for children ages 9-12 is new for the 2024/2025 academic year. Its growth-focused learning environment is designed by educators ready to facilitate the exploration each child is drawn to naturally. Through this model, children are empowered to become autonomous learners with knowledgeable and caring educators ready to answer questions and integrate academics into organic learning moments. Discoveries made in playful and cooperative ways are curated to unlock the curiosity and passion in our learners and create lasting connections socially and academically. This student-led model allows for the exploration of a wide range of topics and academic areas based on the groups’ collective interests and wonderings. Sessions are integrated with a genuine, caring, attuned and knowledgeable forest leader. Curriculum may include some common core standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Other learning resources encompass Project WILD, Project Learning Tree, Project WET, and other STEAM & Science curriculum. This program will run Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00-3:00 (ending times may vary by session).

Community Session: September 4 – October 10
Harvest Session: October 15 – November 26
HYGGE Session: December 3 – December 19
Winter tide Pathfinders: January 7 – February 20
Spring Session: March 4 – May 30

Daily Session:

Pioneer Homeschool Co-op (Ages 9-12): $82/day

Music Program Fee: $28.50/month


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