NURTURE MEETS NATURE.
Our mission is to nurture through nature. To foster a generation of confident, compassionate, and adaptable world-changers, so that as they face all of the challenges this world will throw at them, they won't merely survive... they'll Thrive.
PRESCHOOL WITHOUT WALLS.
We are Louisville's first nature-based preschool, nestled in the beautiful woodlands of Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve. We've removed the walls and brought child-led, exploratory learning to where it makes the most impact: outside. Forest schools (also known as "forest kindergartens") have been well established for over 50 years and are among the fastest growing models in early-childhood education. Why? Because they work. Development and learning are enhanced when children are given the space and confidence to follow their curiosities, engage with peers, stimulate all senses, and test their limits. This fosters a love of learning which will serve them well beyond primary school and into their adult lives.
Click the video below to experience the magic of forest school, through the eyes of our teachers and class.
WE’RE IN THE NEWS!
Thrive Forest School was recently profiled in the Louisville Courier-Journal, WLKY News, and WAVE 3 News. To view each story, select from the links below :)
OUR NATURE-IMMERSION PROGRAMS.
The average child spends 50 hours per week looking at a screen (and we aren't talking about the kind that keeps the bugs out). Nature is the antidote to an over-scheduled and over-stimulated life. Whether you're looking for an alternative to the 'four walls' classroom or a brief respite for your child to re-connect with the natural world, we have a program to fit your needs: Forest Preschool, Summer Camp, and Saturday Family Hikes.
CLICK HERE to learn more about each Thrive program!