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Early Childhood Programs
Join us for one of Warner's early childhood programs as we explore the natural world through hikes, art projects and story time. Warner offers a variety of programs for you and your child to choose from throughout the year.
Warner Explorers Preschool Program
THE PROGRAM IS NOW FULL FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR
Warner Explorers introduces children to the world of nature in an age-appropriate preschool setting. Our low child to teacher ratio promotes relationship building and is ideal for our young outdoor explorers. Knowing that children have incredible curiosity about the world, we use experiential learning techniques and nature based activities to encourage observations, questions, and self-discovery.
Explorers is held on Monday mornings from 9:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. beginning September 16. The program is designed for children ages 3-5 (must be 3 by September 1 and potty trained).
Early Childhood: Acorn Adventures
ALL TUESDAY DATES ARE NOW FULL
Introduce young children ages 1 to 4 to the natural world, while exploring at the nature center with a parent or guardian. Each program is organized around a monthly theme and emphasizes active learning through sensory experiences, movement activities, and dramatic play. Children create with art materials, enjoy simple stories and explore the great outdoors. Classes are offered once a month during the school year (with the exception of January) from 10:15-11:15 a.m. on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at Warner Nature Center.
Pre-registration is required: families sign up for Acorn Adventures for as many sessions as you would like. Cost is $10 per class or $80 to have a spot for all 8 programs. If minimum enrollment is not met, classes will be cancelled. If you miss two consecutive classes, you may lose your spot if there is a wait list. Each class incorporates outdoor and indoor activities in all types of weather. Wear casual clothing appropriate for the weather and hands-on activities.
Registration for Wednesdays is still open. Call (651) 433-2427 ext 10.
Meadow and Me
A Hoot of a Time: Owls
Wiggles and Giggles: Snakes
Spring has Sprung
Warner Nature Center's Family Programs are nature-based programs filled with fun and adventure for families with children ages 3 to 9. Programs include stories, songs, art projects, and hikes on our beautiful trails. These programs provide a great way to explore our diverse habitats in a small-group setting. Cost is $15 per family (families can be comprised of up to 2 adults and 6 children). Registration is required three days prior to the program.
Family Program: Tree Trimmings
Come out and enjoy a festive evening at the nature center. Using our own magnificent tree as a model we will create natural ornaments, learn about the evergreens of MN, tell stories, go on a night snow shoe (we have shoes that fit most three year olds and up), and sip hot cocoa. $15 per family (families can be comprised of up to 2 adults and 6 children – designed for children ages 3 to 9).
To register: call (651) 433-2427, ext 10.