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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

https://forestschoolassociation.org/what-is-forest-school/

**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

 

Monday-Stay and Play for 8 & under 9:30-11:15 am  

             Investment $100 a month/$30 weekly

Afternoon Session for ages 5-9  11:30-2:00 pm 

             Investment $150 a month/$40 weekly 1 Day Fee Weekly participation for homeschool year. 

 

Tuesday/Thursday Forest School, 9a-1pm for ages 5-8

              Investment $400 Monthly-billed $100 weekly

 

Trial Week March 19-21 $175

Trial Day $60

               

At this time we have rolling enrollment.

Priority for enrollment will be given to students enrolling for full-time program.​

The tuition is prepaid and due by the first business day of each month.  If you are utilizing the Step Up for Students UA or PEP scholarship, it will be billed on a weekly basis.

     

  • 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.

 

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

  • Meet & Greet-January 12, 2024

  • Winter Break-February 19-22, 2024

  • Meet & Greet-March 29, 2024

  • Spring break - April 1-14, 2024

  • Jaybird Hammock Farm Open House-April 7, 

  • Early Summer Break-May 16-18, 2024

  • Wild Amelia-May 18, 2024

  • Open House-June 2, 2024 5:30-7

  • Last Day of Class-June 27, 2024

2024

Enrollment Inquiry

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.

ENROLLMENT PROCESS

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 info@wildoakexplorers.com.

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