Early Years Program

2.75 – 5 Year Old Forest Friends

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Our Early Years Program has a ratio of no more than 8 forest friends to 1 Nature Educator and expands on the BC Ministry of Education’s Early Learning Framework, with an emphasis on a child-led, nature and play-based curriculum that encourages preschoolers to engage with their environment through art, music, games, physical activities and group learning…GO NATURE!!!

Cumberland

COAL CREEK HISTORICAL PARK

To register for our Early Years Program, please click the “REGISTER YOUR CHILD” button below.

Monthly Tuition below reflects our 2024-25 school year program. To register (for future school years as well), please click the REGISTER YOUR CHILD button and select your preferred school year.

SEEDS: 3-Year Old Forest Friends • Tuesdays & Thursdays • 9am – 12pm • Monthly Tuition: $270Now taking a waitlist (please complete our Registration Form and no payment is needed to join our waitlist)

ROOTS: 4-Year Old Forest Friends • Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays • 9am – 12pm • Monthly Tuition: $340 • Now taking a waitlist (please complete our Registration Form and no payment is needed to join our waitlist)

EXTENDED AFTERNOON HOURS (for ROOTS only): Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays • 12pm – 3pm • Monthly Tuition: $340

CHILDREN MUST BE OF AGE BY DECEMBER 31ST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR THAT YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR AND OUT OF DIAPERS BY THE PROGRAM’S START-UP DATE.

Monthly tuition reflects our 2024-25 School Year Program and is subject to change. To register (for future school years as well), please click the following button:

Comox

FILBERG & MACK LAING NATURE PARKS

To register for our Early Years Program, please click the “REGISTER YOUR CHILD” button below.

Monthly Tuition below reflects our 2024-25 school year program. To register (for future school years as well), please click the REGISTER YOUR CHILD button and select your preferred school year.

SEEDS: 3-Year Old Forest Friends • Tuesdays & Thursdays • 9am – 12pm • Monthly Tuition: $270

ROOTS: 4-Year Old Forest Friends • Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays • 9am – 12pm • Monthly Tuition: $340

EXTENDED AFTERNOON HOURS (for ROOTS only): Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays • 12pm – 3pm • Monthly Tuition: $340

CHILDREN MUST BE OF AGE BY DECEMBER 31ST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR THAT YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR AND OUT OF DIAPERS BY THE PROGRAM’S START-UP DATE.

Monthly tuition reflects our 2024-25 School Year Program and is subject to change. To register (for future school years as well), please click the following button:

Courtenay

COMOX VALLEY EXHIBITION GROUNDS

To register for our Early Years Program, please click the “REGISTER YOUR CHILD” button below.

Monthly Tuition below reflects our 2024-25 school year program. To register (for future school years as well), please click the REGISTER YOUR CHILD button and select your preferred school year.

SEEDS: 3-Year Old Forest Friends • Tuesdays & Thursdays • 9am – 12pm • Monthly Tuition: $270

ROOTS: 4-Year Old Forest Friends • Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays • 9am – 12pm • Monthly Tuition: $340

EXTENDED AFTERNOON HOURS (for ROOTS only): Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays • 12pm – 3pm • Monthly Tuition: $340

CHILDREN MUST BE OF AGE BY DECEMBER 31ST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR THAT YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR AND OUT OF DIAPERS BY THE PROGRAM’S START-UP DATE.

Monthly tuition reflects our 2024-25 School Year Program and is subject to change. To register (for future school years as well), please click the following button:

Campbell River

SPORTSPLEX & WILLOW POINT PARK

To register for our Early Years Program, please click the “REGISTER YOUR CHILD” button below.

Monthly Tuition below reflects our 2024-25 school year program. To register (for future school years as well), please click the REGISTER YOUR CHILD button and select your preferred school year.

3-5 YEAR OLD FOREST FRIENDS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday • 9am – 12pm (please choose a minimum of 2 days or a maximum of 3 days to register)

Monthly Tuition: $125/weekday ($115/Mondays, due to frequent statutory holidays/program closures throughout the school year). For example: If you register for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, then the monthly tuition will be $375/month ($125/weekday x 3 days/week). Now taking a waitlist for Tuesdays & Thursdays (please complete our Registration Form and no payment is needed to join our waitlist)

EXTENDED AFTERNOON HOURS (12pm – 3pm): $125/weekday ($115/Mondays, due to frequent statutory holidays/program closures throughout the school year). For example: If you register for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, then the monthly tuition will be $375/month ($125/weekday x 3 days/week). Please note that Fridays are cancelled for 2024-25.

CHILDREN MUST BE 3 YEARS OLD AND OUT OF DIAPERS.

Monthly tuition reflects our 2024-25 School Year Program and is subject to change. To register (for future school years as well), please click the following button:

Support the Forest

The Cumberland Forest is part of an interconnected system of forests, salmon-bearing creeks, wetlands and riparian areas adjacent to the Village of Cumberland on Vancouver Island in the traditional territory of the K’omoks Nation.