Explore · Interact · Learn…Naturally!
Hand-In-Hand Early Years Nature Education Program is an outdoor educational program, located in the Comox Valley and Campbell River, that is designed to offer a unique early childhood learning experience for children aged 2-5 years (2 year old children must turn 3 years old by December 31st of the school year that they are registered in). In addition to our early years SEEDS and ROOTS Programs, we also offer a Little Buds Program for children 4 to 7 years old. Our classroom is the natural environment. Our chairs are the logs, our pencils are the sticks and our possibilities are endless! The program is offered Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm, outside, as this is an environmental educational program. Our programs are facilitated by educators (ECE, ECEA and/or B.Ed) that will teach a maximum of 16 children. Expanding on the BC Ministry of Education’s Early Learning Framework, the emphasis of our program will be on a child-led, nature and play-based curriculum and will encourage preschoolers to engage with their environment through art, music, games, physical activities and group learning.
Our Mission: We believe in creating a safe and comfortable natural learning environment so that children can develop a strong educational foundation where they can explore, interact and learn in nature.
NEWS / EVENTS
COMO VALLEY RECORD: Twenty education and child care practitioners from across Western Canada were in the Comox Valley last week for a five-day course focusing on how to implement nature-based learning into educational programs. CLICK HERE TO READ...read more
Shaw TV North Island NEWS: Where You Live for the month of May learned all about the new outdoor preschool being offered by Campbell River Recreation. It is the coolest classroom ever!read more
Shaw TV NEWS: The Early Years Nature Education Program's 'Campference' celebrates the families who believe in nature based learning for children.read more
We could not be happier with our daughter’s experience at Hand-in-Hand Early Years Nature Education. She absolutely loves the teachers, her new Forest Friends, and being outside in nature 3 mornings of the week. She has grown in confidence and knowledge. Kudos to Jarret and his team for bringing this to our community.Pieter Vorster