New Outdoor Forest Preschool Opens in Croton
This fall, a new preschool is set to launch in Croton with the forest as its classroom
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Indeed, recent studies have shown the benefits of nature-based play for all ages. School-age children with access to green spaces experience less anxiety, greater focus, and increased cooperation and engagement with peers. Forest-based preschools across Europe share the benefits of outdoor play with younger children, and in Japan the restorative practice of ‘forest-bathing’ is gaining momentum among adults.
“We are incredibly lucky here in the Hudson River Valley to live in a place with so many opportunities to explore our connection with the land and it is an absolutely joy to help people discover deep connections to places right in their own backyard.” says Stone. Since 2016, the Rewilding School has offered a variety of local outdoor programs for children and adults, including the popular Family Forest Weekends where parents and preschoolers can learn ancestral survival skills together.
The Rewilding School
25 Cedar St