Full Day Pre-K & Kindergarten
Ages 2.9 - 4 years
A nature-immersive, mixed-age program fostering leadership and stewardship through problem solving, environmental awareness, and socio-emotional learning.
About BOPN Pre-K & Kindergarten
Kindergarten students desire to better know and understand the world around them. "Who," "what," "where," "when," "why" and "how" are ever on their lips. At BOPN, we follow these questions and the answers lead to place-based literacy activities, such as exploring maps, signs, and field guides, as well as math activities, such as counting and sorting pinecones, measuring sticks, and observing the stupendous shapes of the natural world. We believe that all academic skills & concepts needed for elementary school can be taught outdoors and through exploring nature. Grounded in the child's interests and taught through play, our kindergartners retain their love of learning and enter their elementary years with the dispositions needed for success!
8:30AM: Morning Circle
9:00AM: Hike to Adventure Spot
9:30AM Pupils may choose to engage in nature study, read, explore, craft, teach younger students, and participate in self-initiated or teacher-guided projects
11:30 Gratitude Circle
11:45 Hike to Lunch Spot
12:30 Transition Indoors
1:00 - 2:30 Project Time geared towards school readiness
3:00 Outdoor Free Play
3:30 Pick Up (4:00PM in Wellesley)