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Wonder Roots Pre-K

Ages 4-6

Ashlar Forest Pre-K Program in Maple Valley, WA.

Join us at Lake Wilderness Arboretum in Maple Valley, WA!
We offer a variety of nature-based enrichment programs
for children
 in King County, WA.

Wonder ROOTS Pre-K

Wonder Roots takes place in the afternoon.

For our popular morning forest preschool program Wilderness Whimsy, click here.

We also have QUEST programs for ages 7-15, and Mini-and-Me programs for 0-3 available!

Wonder Roots Pre-K

All-outdoor Forest Pre-K 

Ages: 4-6

1:5 Mentor-Quester Ratio

Location: Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Maple Valley, WA


Mondays 12:30-3:30pm

Tuesdays 12:30-3:30pm

Wednesdays 12:30-3:30pm

Program Dates:

September 3, 2024 - June 17, 2025

Cost: $2500 yearly per program day

         ($250 per month)

         $100 one-time Materials Fee


An all-outdoor forest kindergarten preparation program for children ages 4-6 that encourages whole-body learning through exploration and play at the beautiful Lake Wilderness Arboretum. 

We believe that children deserve time in nature before school life begins. The gentle challenges nature offers us help promote well-being in children as they develop motor skills, problem solving, resilience, and confidence that they carry with them in other aspects of life. Our Mentors promote holistic development by celebrating creativity, curiosity, and self expression as children learn about the natural world and draw connections between themselves and the animals, plants, and seasons. We follow a simple daily rhythm of circle time, eco-friendly pre-k activities, and plenty of time to explore, discover, and build friendships. Children will also have the opportunity to explore garden-to-table concepts and fresh foods as part of their curriculum. Please pack a snack. Our Mentors will assess children based on Washington Gold Standards for Nature-Based Preschools, ensuring they are building the skills essential to kindergarten success. Enrollment in all three days is strongly recommended for continuity and community building. Wonder Roots is a unique and enriching program that will inspire your child to love and respect nature, themselves, and others, and set them up to be life-long learners!  

Wonder Roots
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