Babes in the Woods:  a parented program for infants to 2 years of age in a variety of outdoor settings. Get some fresh air, exercise and learn a little about nature. Strollers and/or child carrying devices are highly advised.

Leaf Buddies:  a parented, playschool program for children ages 2-4 years of age. The aim of the program is to foster a love of nature and to expose children to a wide range of outdoor, nature based topics and experiences.  

Forest Friends:  a program designed specifically for children who are at least 3 years old. A friendly, nature based experience that will keep children interested and active as they become more independent.

Nature Explorers: a program for 4&5 year old children who are ready for hands on nature experiences that encompass learning and exploration in the great outdoors.

Registration:                to register online or come down to the Kerry Wood Nature Centre and register in person. You may pick whatever times suit your needs and register in any of the classes for your child’s age group that are offered.  

Forest Friends: Monday AND Wednesday mornings 9:15 - 11:45 am
​                            Tuesday OR Thursday afternoons 12:30 - 3:00 pm

Nature Explorers: Tuesday AND Thursday mornings 9:15 - 11:45 am
                                Monday OR Wednesday afternoons 12:30 - 3:00 pm

Leaf Buddies: Friday mornings 9:30 - 11:00 am

Babes in the Woods: Every second Friday morning, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


We will be going outside at the beginning of each class (exceptions include -25 degree Celsius temperature (including wind-chill) and thunder/lightning). Expect your child to spend a significant part of each class outside. The Kerry Wood Nature Centre with its new outdoor nature playground and the Sanctuary with its many paths and outdoor opportunities make it an amazing place to be outdoors. Please dress your children appropriately for the weather and be ready to go outside when the class starts. 

Pack a nutritious snack and drink for your child. Please do not send peanuts/peanut butter or any nuts due to allergies.

Indoor shoes are requiredPlease send a plastic bag containing extra clothes to leave at school in case of bathroom accidents.

Important Notices
Children must be toilet trained (for un-parented programs).
Children must be the required age before the beginning of the month(s) they plan to attend.
Children must be registered before beginning of the month they plan to attend. NO EXCEPTIONS
If you wish to withdraw you may request a refund four days before the end of the month prior to the month you wish to withdraw from.
Nature preschool classes are $13.65 per class. Purchase a Friends of the Kerry Wood Nature Centre membership to get a discounted price. Subsidies are available.

For further details, please contact the Preschool staff at 403-346-2010 ext 110​
Nature Preschool 

For resources and links to the Government of Alberta's preschool programs and services, please click here.