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Alpine Start Forest Preschool

Alpine Start-Opening August 2022

Alpine Start, a forest preschool at Outer Range is set to open in August 2022. Our forest preschool model is rooted in Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines, learning will take place through self-directed, imaginative play and nature immersion. 

Research shows that experiential outdoor learning helps to build strong, language-rich relationships where children develop agency, independence, and personal responsibility. Through structured, yet flexible routines, children will learn to safely take risks in predictable environments, while better learning to cope, adapt, and interpret emotions. With an emphasis on play, a child-driven flow, increased social interaction, and exposure to sensory experiences, children will build a solid cognitive and socio-emotional foundation for a lifetime of learning with joy, curiosity, and wonder. 

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday
Full-day option: 8:15 - 3:00 (includes rest time and lunch from home or option to purchase)
1/2 day morning option: 8:15 - 11:05
1/2 day afternoon: 12:10 - 3:00

(Kindergarten: Monday - Friday)

Morning drop-off "soft start" from 7:55 - 8:15
After school care option in development. Stay tuned for information. 

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