Ignited Lights Nature Kindergarten (Weekly)

The weekly Outdoor School Program is about growing nature connected kids from a young age. This means kids who are calmer, more aware, compassionate and joyful. A day spent in a beautiful outdoor garden, forest or farm setting, with the space to wonder and play, we learn alongside one another naturally and organically. We are bringing back the true meaning of the kinder “garden”. This program is guided by trained educators within an intimate community learning environment. We discover holistically and organically and incorporate art, literacy, numeracy, theatre and movement into our days. A great supplement for homeschooling or a regular school schedule.

Ages: 3.8 – 7 years

When: Weekly from 9:30 – 3:00 pm

Session Locations:

MONDAYS

UXBRIDGE (private 10 acre homestead property with forest and farm learning)

TUESDAYS

NEWMARKET (2 acres of old growth trees, trails, garden and mud kitchen, indoor classrooms, and trips to the farm & forest)

** PRESCHOOL OPTION – for children ages 2.5 to 4 to spend a morning in nature (choice of drop off or alongside a caregiver)

Session Option/Costs

One Day Program – $720

Two Day Program – $1380

Family Fun Drop Ins

(DATES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR)

We meet in community to celebrate and acknowledge the changing of seasons, take hikes on the land, garden, play and explore all that mother nature has to offer us. Working together as a community group we create a safe, welcoming and fun space for children to free play in nature as we engage in various seasonal activities. For example, we would gather around the fire and go on a lantern walk for the winter solstice, or decorate eggs and plant seeds for the spring equinox. Each season brings something new!

Ages: All Ages with Parent Supervision

When: Various Dates Throughout the Year

Session Locations:

UXBRIDGE AND NEWMARKET

Session Costs:

$12 per child/session

** Money raised goes toward Tuition Support Program and School Supplies

Wednesday, July 17th – 5PM -7 PM, Hike to Cedar Mountain – MURREL PARK

Saturday, August 10th– 10 AM – 12 PM, Picnic and Lemonade Stand – SHARON HOPE CHURCH

Saturday, September 28th – 10 AM – 12 PM, NAMASTE & PLAY SPECIAL EVENT ** by @thesoulfulmama – $44 exchange – UXBRIDGE

If you cannot make one of these dates and would like to see the space or meet us, please reach out to schedule a tour!

Kindled Kids Parent & Child Nature Program

An early years introduction to outdoor free play, sensory and nature concepts where sessions can include nature walks, scavenger hunts, outdoor yoga, garden care, music and movement, storytime and nature crafts. A great way to connect with your little one and other like minded people in your community. We have a homebase facility with old growth trees, playground, mud kitchen, nearby trails and indoor classrooms. We also visit local farms and the conservation forest during our time together. Children visit the same places and see the same people as the seasons change to build relationships with the land and one another.

Ages: 18 months – 4 yrs (children 1-18 months are $5/session alongside older sibling, children in carriers are free)

When: Thursdays 10:00 am – 11:30 am, Newmarket

Session Options/Costs:

Fall Session: (Sept – Nov) – $240 +HST

Spring Session: (April – June) – $240 +HST


Ignited Flames Wild Wednesdays (Monthly/Bi-weekly)

An introduction for kids to foster new life skills, build new friendships, and be active and immersed in nature, through hands-on, inquiry based, teacher facilitated instruction. We learn from mother nature as we have the space to just be, breathe, wonder and dream as we feel connected to something bigger than ourselves.

This program follows the interest of the child and also provides activity/project invitations to work on skill building and teamwork outdoors. This program is a great supplement to a homeschooling or regular school schedule.

Ages: 6 – 12

When: Wednesdays 9:30 am-3:00 pm (Sept- May)

Session Options/Costs:

1. Monthly in Uxbridge – $520 + HST

2. Monthly in Newmarket – $520 + HST

OR

3. Bi-Weekly Bundle In Uxbridge & Newmarket – $880 + HST

The Perfect Blend- Add One or Two Days of Nature School to your Child’s Education!

Our programs can work in hybrid with the regular kindergarten/primary program or for our homeschool community. According to Section 21 (2)(a) of the Ontario Education Act, a child may be excused from attending school if they are “receiving satisfactory instruction at home or elsewhere”. Spend a day immersing yourself in nature, discovering new interests and meeting new friends!

Contact us if you have any questions about how to incorporate a day of Nature School for your child. Children often thrive with a balance between the two types of learning environments!

Learning Opportunities at Ignited Learning Centre

Learning Opportunities at Ignited Learning Centre

At Ignited Outdoor School & Holistic Learning Centre, the teachers act as facilitators as each child “draws out” what is already inside of them to discover.

  • Play-Based Experiential and Hands-On Learning
  • Activities and Curiosities Explored through Child-Interests
  • Confidence and Responsibility Promotion
  • Journaling and Quiet/Rest Time Activities
  • Careful Listening, Cooperation and Peacemaking
  • Thanksgiving and a Story of the Day
  • Rhythms and Flows
  • Risky and Adventurous Play
  • Mindfulness/Mental Health Promotion
  • Organic Farming Practices & Nature Art at Sharon Creek Farm
  • Gardening and Plant Knowledge
  • Mapping/Compass Skills
  • Forest Play in Natural Elements/Weather Resilience
  • Math and Literacy Woven In
  • Child-led projects (Art, Building, Science Experiments)
  • Incorporating Indigenous Land-Based Knowledge
  • Field trips/Animal Care Opportunities
  • Functional Movement Skills/Active Play Outdoors
  • Life Skills (Shelter Building, Outdoor Cooking, Using Tools Safely)
  • Small Teacher to Student Ratios
  • Community Feel – Sense of Belonging