Mission Statement

The mission of the American Forest Kindergarten Association is to cultivate a platform for advancing, sustaining and inspiring the American Forest Kindergarten movement through education, advocacy, and support.



Core Elements of a Forest Kindergarten

  • All-weather nature immersion time every day

  • Child-led Flow Learning

  • Inquiry-based Teaching Style

  • Child-inspired, child-directed documentation of Emergent Curriculum

  • Place-based education

  • Small class sizes

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