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The Little Nest 



A unique opportunity for your little one: a drop off class in an outdoor classroom led by a mama passionate about gentle/respectful parenting & introducing children to nature. For those who are homeschooled or haven't yet begun daycare/school, this is the perfect way to ease a child into independently participating in a group. We have a daily theme that our books and activities are based on, lots of opportunity for free play & exploring, and most importantly- we follow the lead of the child. Will have a helper on deck whenever there are more than 6 children total on a day. See our daily schedule below. 




All classes are outdoors (weather permitting) and begin and/or end with free play!


Nature Class -  exploring our world with a new theme each class through outdoor adventures, books, activities & games 

  •  Winter: March 14-April 11, 3-5pm $150 5-week session FULL
  • Spring: April 25-June 6, 3-5pm $210 7-week session FULL

Yoga & Play - encouraging children to begin practicing stretching their bodies, meditation & mindfulness through yoga, games & books, followed by a walk & free play! Coming soon!


Toddlers - a gentle introduction to dropping off for our smallest friends! 

Class includes child-led free play, circle time with music & books, group snack (nut free) & a sensory or learning activity

  • Tuesday & Thursday until June 20, 2023 930-1130am $35/class 


See private Facebook group for pop up class flyers


June 27-Aug 31 *NO CLASS July 4, August 8 & 10 

  • Summer Days 4yrs+: T/Th 9-1pm $125/week OR 9-5pm $200/week Summer days include:​ play, nature, learning, acting, growing food, meditation, exercise, science, math, writing, animal care, reading, and more!  FULL
  • Summer Toddlers 18mo-3yrs: Tuesday & Thursday 9-1130am $45/day Summer Toddlers includes: Free play, circle time, stories, nature, learning, Montessori inspired toys, exploring & getting messy! *Potty trained not required* FULL



9:00 - Drop off & free play

9:30 - Circle Time babies

9:45 - Welcome Circle & Yoga

10:00 - Snack & stories under the front tree (babies snack at tables, diapers)

10:30 - Activity all

11:00 - Free play

11:30 - Lunch all

12:00-2:00 - Toddlers nap

12:00 - Relax time: books, board games, cards 

1:00 - Art & creative time

1:30 - Movement & Games 

2:15 - Bathroom/hands

2:30 - Snack & stories by the garden

3:00 - Free play

4:00 - Clean up/Bathroom/Change/Hands

4:15 - Swing/chalk/bubbles out front

5:00 - Pickup


330-4pm Drop off & Play

4 Snack & Stories

430 Activity 

5-530 Free Play/Pickup


1 hour Free play

30 min Snacks & Stories

30 min Activity

1 hour Free play



Children are taught, never punished here. There are no timeouts, bribing, manipulating, etc. Instead, there is guidance, example, boundaries, and -if necessary- logical consequences. We focus on self-regulation. We use yoga, deep breathing, kicking pillows, etc.


  • Children must be potty trained (unless in toddler class)
  • Children arrive with sunscreen applied, in a hat, with shoes that can get wet
  • Please send your child with a reusable shopping bag filled with: water bottle, snack, lunch for full day, change of clothes, towel & sunscreen
  • Please dress for the weather! We will be outside unless there are extreme conditions.
  • NO NUTS please 


To sign up, please email or Facebook message with: 

1. Child name and age & anything else that you feel is important to share about your child

2. Days

3. Venmo name for payment request to be sent

*Classes will be marked as FULL once 12 children are enrolled*

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