Sprouts Parent/Child Connection
2022-2023 School Year
Monday, Wednesday, OR Thursday Mornings 10:00am-12:00pm
(one day per week, you choose which day works best for you).
Fall 2022: September 7 - November 21
Juniors courses take a break over the winter months.
Spring 2023: April 10 - May 25
Classes encourage students to connect within themselves and to the earth, their peers and their parent. Emphasis is on imaginative free play, curiosity, and social awareness. We begin each class with a soft start, where families are welcome to join us for free play between 10:00-10:30. Our beautiful outdoor classroom space includes a mud kitchen, giant weaving loom, slackline, obstacle course, and ever-changing loose parts. Each class follows a similar rhythm: free play, opening circle with yoga, sensory awareness activities and music. Then we move into our adventure portion of the day, where students hike their special nature loop. We gather together for snack and story, more imaginative play, nature journaling, and closing circle around the fire. As students hike uneven terrain, climb, and balance on tones, they develop gross motor skills. Parents connect with other families of similar values and develop relationships that often extend outside of class time. Sharing discoveries and learning from one another develops our sense of community.
Babies are always welcome at no additional cost. This is a parent/child course- parents, guardians, or caretakers are expected to attend class with their child to learn and grow together.
Sprouts 2022-2023 Annual Tuition:
$600 per student
We don’t want tuition to feel out of reach for any family. Students have the option to utilize Home School Partnerships to fund DWS Courses. Discovery Wilderness School is partnered with Jenison, Niles, and Hamilton Home School Partnerships. In addition, DWS offers income-based tuition reduction, payment plans, early payment discounts, and volunteer opportunities for parents to make tuition more affordable. Our goal is to never turn away a family due to tuition cost. Make sure to reach out to create a customized plan that will work with your family's budget before registering. Reach out for more information.