Star Child offers a school year program for children
2 -10 years old

See below for more info about all of our classes
Questions?  Please call 856.906.2548 or email starchildnatureschool@gmail.com  

2-turning 4 Year-Old Classes

Are offered September-June and meet 2-5 days a week
(please see registration page for more info)

Do you have a little one that loves to be outdoors no matter the weather?  Maybe they struggle with using an inside voice and have lots of energy that seems to never quit?  Nature school may be a perfect fit!  Children can embrace being loud like dinosaurs as they stomp to our outdoor classrooms or tiptoe quietly to see a deer or favorite type of bird.  Nature school connects children's love of discovery, need to be physical, desire for sensory play and want to learn what the world is all about.  Our outdoor classrooms offer places to climb, build, play, create learn or just be.  

Pre-K (4 turning 5 Year-Old Classes)
Are offered September-June and meet 2-5 days a week
(please see registration page for more info)

One cool thing about nature school is that things are always changing...the hole that was dug on Monday is filled with water after a long rain on Tuesday-perfect for making soup, a bike washing station or jumping over (or in!).  Nature school allows children the opportunity to learn in an environment that makes us aware.  We understand that why it's hard for animals to find food in winter because we see there are no leaves, no berries and few plants.  We discover ice when the temperature drops and the amazing sounds it makes when rocks are thrown.  We feel the warm sun of spring and see the return of insects, buds and sprouts.  Our pre-K program connects discovery, compassion and age appropriate learning in a way children can understand...through play and real life experiences. 

5-10 year old classes
Are offered September-June and meet 4-5 days a week
(please see registration page for more info)

Does your child love to learn through real life experiences?  Are you looking for an alternative to public school education that allows for creative, age appropriate opportunities to discover, make friends, connect with the natural world, run, play, climb and explore? 
Our Kindergarten and 1/2nd grade programs offer small class sizes, licensed and highly educated teachers and nature-based curriculum guided by NJ state standards all while taking into account the interests of each child.   Social, emotional and educational growth is supported as children are met where they are and respected for who they are.
We invite you to visit our classes!  Meet our teachers, join us for a lesson, a wander, an art experience, yoga, Spanish or a visit to feed the goats to see what outdoor school looks like! 

MWF Homeschool
Classes

Homeschool classes meet weekly September-June. Join us one day a week or three

Do you homeschool your child and are looking for a program that fosters friendships and collaboration with lots of time for creative play?  
Our MW homeschool classes meet from 9-2 for children 5-10 years old.  
Friday classes meet from 9-2 for children 5-6 years old.
Join Ms. Jennifer, Ms. Jen, Ms. Julie and Ms. Kelly exploring, learning, creating, cooking, building and discovering in nature!
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Child and Caregiver Classes

Meet one day a week in 5 week sessions. 
Our next session begins early February and are offered for those walking-3 years old.  Please join Ms. Allison and Ms. Randi in our outdoor play space.  You'll connect with other nature loving adults while you and your child enjoy discovery, sensory and social activities.  (Class size is limited to 12 adults)

Come Visit!  We'd love to meet you!

 Please use 400 Tuckerton Rd Medford in your GPS.  Follow signs to the Upper Lot.  You will see a yellow and blue playground when you have arrived.  A Star Child teacher will be there to greet you and show you the way.  Our classrooms in the woods are approximately a 5 minute walk (adult strides) from our pavilion classrooms.  Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a stroller if needed.

As we continue to update our offerings and website please call 856.906.2548
or email starchildnatureschool@gmail.com
for more information regarding classes.