Merry Lea’s nature-based early childhood programs are unique to the region and unique to the field as we deliver partnership-based programs.
Traditional classrooms are realizing the benefits of nature and taking students outside for student learning and growth. A key component of Kinderforest is multiple return visits to a natural location, at least once per month. Activities on a Kinderforest day connect to classroom topics, spark new ways of engaging this content and are linked to state standards.
We have partnered with local public, private and Montessori schools in creating and implementing several Kinderforest programs.