requirements for nature Enrichment program
- Age 5-12
- Proficient with toileting, able to know when they need to go to the bathroom and communicate that
- Able to follow 2-3 step directions carefully
- Shows respect toward guides, peers, and nature
- Able to communicate needs effectively
- Ability to stay with guide and group
- Appropriate clothing and material for weather and time outdoors
Wild Oak Explorers is a nature-connection recreation program, not a school/preschool. "Forest School" is a part of our name to indicate
that our approach and values related to how we guide children's experiences of learning, growth, exploration, and discovery align with the F
**Families who are registered with the Nassau County School District as a home education program (Florida Statue 1002.41) or an umbrella school are welcome to apply. As a home education program, the parent/guardian is the educator of record and is able to make all educational decisions.**
schedule & Tuition
Our class meets from Monday through Thursday.
There are 2 and 4 day options.
At this time we have rolling enrollment.
Priority for enrollment will be given to students enrolling for full-time program.
2022/23 Session Dates
Class starts on August 29,2022 and ends on June 29, 2023.
The schedule below shows us moving to an 11 month program. We will run anywhere from 4-8 weeks on and a week off. I have found this to be vital for homeschool families. In my research, I have also seen several schools, Acton academies and other private schools, and even universities using this model. The breaks allow for children and families to not feel overwhelmed and become burnt out.
Labor Day - September 5, 2022
Harvest Moon Walk-September 10, 2022
Coffee & Chat-October 7, 2022
Fall Break - October 13-17, 2022
Friendsgiving Feast-November 19, 2022
Thanksgiving Break - November 21-28, 2022
Coffee & Chat-December 16, 2022
Holiday break - December 16, 2021 - January 8, 2022
Winter Solstice December 21, 2022
First Day Back-January 9, 2023
Coffee & Chat-January 13, 2023
Winter Break-February 13-17, 2023
Spring break - March 20-24, 2023
Coffee & Chat-April 7, 2023
Early Summer Break-May 15-18, 2023
Last Day of Class-June 29, 2023
Tuition charges is as follows (2022-23)
2 days -$3145 yearly or billed in 11 monthly payments
4 days -$6290 yearly or billed in 11 monthly payments
The tuition is prepaid and due by the first business day of each month.
There are no deductions of the monthly tuition for sick days, vacations, holidays, power outages due to tornado/hurricane or other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.
We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio 1-2:7
Enrollment is conditional for the first 4 weeks.
If you feel that WOE may be right for your child and would like to apply, please complete the online application form. Once your application is received, you will receive a confirmation email within 2 weeks that will also include information about scheduling a tour. You will also receive the parent handbook, please read all of it to make sure you are positive this is the environment you are choosing for your child to blossom. Please note that this is not the current handbook and you will receive an updated copy after you enroll. You’re invited to let your child play in our outdoor classroom, ask questions, and get to know more about what it’s like to enroll in an all outdoor program.
Wild Oak Explorers will contact you within a week of your tour to answer any remaining questions and then either invite you to enroll or discuss any concerns that have arisen. If all spaces are full, you will receive an email to let you know that your child has been placed on a waiting list.
Once you receive the official enrollment form, it will need to be completed and returned to Wild Oak Explorers as soon as possible, along with the non-refundable $150 deposit to hold your child’s space. This fee will be deducted from the first month's tuition.
Your child’s space in the class will be officially reserved as soon as this paperwork is turned in, and the deposit check clears.
If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.