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A New Chapter Unfolds: The Launch of the Forest Preschool Program in 2023-2024

The dawn of the 2023-2024 school year has brought forth a wave of excitement as we proudly unveil transformative changes to our educational landscape. Among the highlights is the much-anticipated launch of the Forest Preschool Program at Skyline, marking a significant step towards a more immersive and nature-centric learning experience.

The Evolution of Hybrid Classrooms: In June, the Forest Preschool Program at Skyline kicked off its preseason, laying the foundation for a groundbreaking educational journey. Fast-forward to August, and the official launch is now a reality. At the heart of this initiative are the nearly completed hybrid classrooms, each designed to redefine the traditional classroom setting.

Discovering the Hybrid Classrooms: Step into the enchanting world of the Forest Preschool Program at Skyline, where innovation meets nature. The Cabin Room, Large Barn Room, See-Through Attic, Safari, and Exploration Room are not just names; they represent carefully crafted spaces that blur the lines between indoor and outdoor learning. The addition of an upper extended deck and 1800 square feet of indoor hybrid classrooms promises to elevate this Forest Program into a one-of-a-kind educational haven.

Transformative Learning Spaces: The Forest Preschool Program, also known as the Forest Concept, seamlessly integrates with our existing Outdoor Programs and Naturalist Approach across all sites. Sharing the same foundational philosophy, this program is dedicated to preparing children for their elementary school years while embracing the wonders of nature. What sets it apart is the utilization of trails not just for play but as dynamic outdoor classrooms.

Outdoor Classrooms in Action: Picture children immersed in a world where the trails become more than just pathways. They transform into open-air studios where young minds paint, draw, build, read, write, sing, and engage in a myriad of educational activities. The Forest Program at Skyline goes beyond conventional learning, providing a unique blend of academic and environmental education.

Weather-Resilient Learning: The hybrid classrooms are ingeniously designed to accommodate inclement weather, ensuring that the learning journey continues even when nature doesn't cooperate. This forward-thinking approach reflects our commitment to providing a consistent and reliable educational experience, regardless of external conditions.

As we embark on this new era in education, the Forest Preschool Program at Skyline stands as a testament to our dedication to fostering holistic development. We invite parents, educators, and the community at large to join us on this exciting journey. Together, let's nurture a love for learning, ignite curiosity, and instill a deep appreciation for the wonders of both education and nature. The 2023-2024 school year is not just a chapter; it's a story of growth, innovation, and the boundless potential within each child.

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