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We nurture whole-child development and individualized learning by embracing curiosity, creativity, and connection. 

Ashlar Farm & Forest Programs for the

Current School Year (2020/2021)

For Ages 3-7 and 8-12

Ratio: 1:6

Early Birds: 8am-9am, outdoor freeplay + Ashlar provides a simple breakfast such as hot cereal, hard-boiled eggs, toast, muffins, fruit & yogurt, granola, etc.

Morning Farm & Forest Program: CONTACT US TO CHECK AVAILABILITY! 9am-Noon MTW, 50% inside the cozy studio, 50% outside on 15 acres of farm and forest, includes snack. Please see this program sample of what each morning looks like.

Mornings Outside: NEW PROGRAM OPENED IN MARCH! CONTACT US TO REGISTER! 9am-Noon ThuFri, 100% outside on 15 acres of farm and forest, includes snack. Our creative mentors develop an emergent curriculum built upon the skills and interests of the children in the program.

Lunch: Noon-12:30pm, sack lunch from home is eaten outdoors when weather permits, otherwise in the studio. Lunch program can be tacked onto either morning or afternoon program.

All Outdoor Afternoons: ENROLLMENT CLOSED. 1:00pm-4:000pm MonTue, 100% outside on 15 acres of farm and forest, includes snack. Our creative mentors develop an emergent curriculum built upon the skills and interests of the children in the program.

Afternoon Farm & Forest Program: ENROLLMENT CLOSED 12:30pm-3:30pm ThFri, 50% inside the cozy studio, 50% outside on 15 acres of farm and forest, includes snack. 

Friends of the Forest Spring Session: NEW PROGRAM OPENING IN APRIL! CONTACT US TO REGISTER! Mondays and Tuesdays, morning or afternoon, 100% outside at Lions Camp in Maple Valley, includes snack. This is an 11-week program for ages 4-12, focusing on growth of skills in the areas of friendship and stewardship.

Tours Available Upon Request

Yes, We Have

Summer Camps!

2021-2022 Programs Are Enrolling Now!

Farm & Forest Programs at Metz Meadows in the Auburn / Black Diamond / Enumclaw area.

School Year Program, Summer Camps

Friends of the Forest Program in the Maple Valley / Hobart / Renton area.

Spring Session, Fall Session, Summer Camps

Welcome to Ashlar!

The Ashlar Way is a holistic approach to education and development, built on the premise that every person has, within themselves, all that they need to succeed.

 

Our purpose is to nurture that potential.

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Reviews & Testimonials

 

In recent reviews, families within our community have reported being extremely satisfied with Ashlar Farm & Forest Programs, and have rated Ashlar as a 5-star organization, adding to the positive feedback we receive from the larger community surrounding us, as well. Here are some of the amazing thoughts and experiences that have been shared.

"I have seen my very reserved child open up, make a good friend, and she now warms up to new people more easily. Best of all, she has a great time, both indoors and outdoors! There are very fun and creative projects that she enjoys every week." ~An Ashlar Parent

"My child's OT and speech therapist are both impressed by the progress my child has made since starting at Ashlar. They recommend enrolling for as long as we can!" ~An Ashlar Parent

"It’s an absolute pleasure to watch these Questers learn and grow in the studio and in nature in ways they don't typically get to in a traditional school setting. These things aren’t taught any other way except doing, and it’s quite magical for me to witness these children out in nature learning from the world in such a natural way. As an educator, I have seen it all and this is a blessing and gift for these children to be outside learning with their whole selves."  ~Melissa Tomlinson, Ashlar Mentor

"Chondra Norman is a tender visionary who upholds the educational rights of all children and values that each child comes bearing a creative purpose that must be fostered and protected, by all means necessary. Ashlar's programs are full of respect, integrity, and the belief that all young children are capable and competent citizens and community members." ~Sarah Schumacher, Local Early Childhood Educator and Community Program Builder

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