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Early Childhood

Oxbow is proud to offer programs for all ages, even our youngest explorers!

 

Little Naturalists

Little Naturalists Ages 4-5 years

Oxbow’s Little Naturalist program is designed for ages 4-5, joined by a parent, and will explore the world in a series of programs lead by an Oxbow Meadows Environmental Educator. Each week will focus on a new topic that encourages working together with discovery, imagination, crafting, and exploring the outdoors.

Little Naturalist classes are held as a series, not as individual classes.

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Knee-High Natralists

Knee-High Naturalists Ages 2-3 years

Explore nature with music, movement, arts & crafts, and science in a safe environment with your young learner. These classes are designed for toddlers with their caregiver.

Wednesdays at 9:15am
$5 per participating child

Classes are limited to 8 participating children. Sessions are first come first serve. Tickets may be purchased in advance with the link below.

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Nature Babies

Nature Babies 0-23 Months Old

Explore nature with music, movement, arts & crafts, and science in a safe environment with your young learner. These classes are designed for infants and babies, with their caregiver.

Thursdays at 9:15am
$5 per participating child

Classes are limited to 8 participating children. Sessions are first come first serve. Tickets may be purchased in advance with the link below.

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All programs are subject to change. For all currently scheduled programs please see the Oxbow Calendar of Events.

 

F.A.Q.

What to expect?

Oxbow's Early Childhood programing is taught by a Environmental Educator who provide loosely structured guided activities to help caregivers interact and connect their early learner to nature.

Themes will vary weekly as we explore nature using music, movement, crafts, and hands-on sensory activities and build social/emotional skills.

What to bring?

Caregivers are welcome to wear, carry or push children in strollers for activities. The trails used will be stroller accessible.

Depending on your child's needs, we encourage you to bring water and snacks to enjoy.

We encourage caregivers to bring a blanket or other cushioning for sitting on the ground outside. Accessible picnic tables are available for those unable to sit on the ground.

What if the weather...?

Classes are held outdoors rain or shine! Please wear weather appropriate clothing and foot wear. 

In the case of inclement weather classes may be moved inside at the discretion of staff.

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