requirements for nature Enrichment program
- Age 4-8
- 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 a county school district as a home education program (Florida Statue 1002.41), registered as PEP students, 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 drop off classes meet from Tuesday thru Thursday, 9-2
Monday/Wednesday Forest Kindergarten (ages 4-7)-Waitlist
Tuesday and Thursdays will be our Forest School, Ages 5-8
Wednesday- 7+ Explorers
Wednesdays will be for ages 7-12 learning about the history of Nassau county. We will meet the first Wednesday of the month at Amelia Island Museum of History for research using their materials and library then take field trips the other Wednesdays to further investigate. This is a long term project so please think about this when signing your child up for this day. The cost for this drop off class (9-2) is $200 a month. We will start off the year investigating the Timucua Native Americans until Christmas break. We will start investigating the Spanish landing here where it starts the Isle of 8 Flags, starting in January.
All about Horses-$50
A specially designed class geared specifically for home school students. Join us from 12-3 as we discuss equine nutrition and care, then get hands on for a grooming and short (10 min) riding experience, and finish with a fun craft together with your horse! This course is designed for students 4 and up, and students must come in sturdy, close-toed shoes.
Saturday Explorers Class-$40
This day will be 9-12. We will explore, work on nature journaling and an activity before more explorations.
At this time we have rolling enrollment.
Priority for enrollment will be given to students enrolling for full-time program.
2023/24 Session Dates
Class starts on August 28,2023 and ends on June 27, 2024.
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 4, 2023
Harvest Moon Walk-September 29, 2023
Coffee & Chat-October 6, 2023
Fall Break - October 23-26, 2023
Friendsgiving Feast-November 18, 2023
Thanksgiving Break - November 22-26, 2023
Winter Solstice Walk-December 15, 2023
Holiday break - December 15, 2023 - January 7, 2024
First Day Back-January 8, 2024
Coffee & Chat-January 12, 2024
Winter Break-February 19-22, 2024
Coffee & Chat-March 29, 2024
Spring break - April 1-14, 2024
Early Summer Break-May 16-18, 2024
Last Day of Class-June 27, 2024
3 day week
Tier A 159 weekly
Tier B 155 weekly
Tier C 150 weekly
2 day week
Tier A 109 weekly
Tier B 105 weekly
Tier C 100 weekly
The tuition is prepaid and due by the first business day of each month.
*** We offer a honor system of what your family can afford to pay. Tier C is our bare minimum in order to run classes and be able afford to pay teachers. If you choose Tier B or C the extra will be applied towards our scholarship
account. Please choose what works for your family and add it to the enrollment form.***
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 email@example.com.