“Children need ample time and space in an environment that is as alive as them to become the best version of themselves.”

— Rachael Wyman

Girl Painting

“Children need ample time and space in an environment that is as alive as them to become the best version of themselves.”

— Rachael Wyman

Girl Painting

Our Program

We Serve

Seedlings
Sprouts
Ferns
Wildflowers
Saplings
Willows
Forest School
Camps
— 6 weeks to 12 month
— 12 months to 24 months
— 2 years of age
— 2 to 3 years of age
— 3 to 4 years of age
— 4 to 5 years of age
— 5 to 7 years of age
— 5 to 10 years of age
Seedlings — 6 weeks to 12 month
Sprouts — 12 months to 24 months
Ferns — 2 years of age
Wildflowers — 2 to 3 years of age
Saplings — 3 to 4 years of age
Willows — 4 to 5 years of age
Forest School — 5 to 7 years of age
Camps — 5 to 10 years of age
Rachael Given a High Five
Girl With Book

Program Hours

Seedlings: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Preschool: 12 months to 5 years of age
Full-time — 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Part-time — 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
VPK State Funded — 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Forest School — 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Extended Play Time:
Offered outside of program hours for an additional fee
Seedlings: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Preschool: 12 months to 5 years of age
Full-time — 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Part-time — 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
VPK State Funded — 9 am to 12 pm
Forest School — 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Extended Play Time:
Offered outside of program hours for an additional fee

Program Descriptions

Sprout

6 Weeks to 4 Years

Unique and affordable opportunities for extensive outdoor play and learning, promoting whole child development.

6 Weeks to 4 Years

Unique and affordable opportunities for extensive outdoor play and learning, promoting whole child development.
Acorn

VPK Program

Promoting a love of learning and nature, while helping the child become the best version of themselves. Because of the many benefits of learning from nature, outdoor visits will be offered as often as possible.

VPK Program

Promoting a love of learning and nature, while helping the child become the best version of themselves. Because of the many benefits of learning from nature, outdoor visits will be offered as often as possible.
Fern

Forest School

Going beyond the fence with ages 5 to 7. Immersing children in nature creates conditions where they feel confident to take cognitive, physical, and emotional risks as they mature across all developmental domains.

Forest School

Going beyond the fence with ages 5 to 7. Immersing children in nature creates conditions where they feel confident to take cognitive, physical, and emotional risks as they mature across all developmental domains.
Tent

Camps

Winter, spring, and summer camps for school-age children. Camps are a great time to connect, form memorable relationships, and one of a kind experiences.

Camps

Winter, spring, and summer camps for school-age children. Camps are a great time to connect, form memorable relationships, and one of a kind experiences.
Apple

Family Style Meals

Young children grow more independent every day, wanting to make decisions for themselves. Serving family style meals is a great way to allow children the freedom to make decisions and develop their own personalities. Family style meals can be defined as meals in which child-size tables are set with plates and utensils. Food is passed in small containers for children to serve their own plates. Children may pour their own beverages from small pitchers. The positive effects of this type of meal service for children include: building lifetime skills, taking part in the entire meal from preparation to cleanup, and enjoying a meal setting that is comfortable and relaxing. And, there is no additional fee for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.

Family Style Meals

Young children grow more independent every day, wanting to make decisions for themselves. Serving family style meals is a great way to allow children the freedom to make decisions and develop their own personalities. Family style meals can be defined as meals in which child-size tables are set with plates and utensils. Food is passed in small containers for children to serve their own plates. Children may pour their own beverages from small pitchers. The positive effects of this type of meal service for children include: building lifetime skills, taking part in the entire meal from preparation to cleanup, and enjoying a meal setting that is comfortable and relaxing. And, there is no additional fee for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.

Classroom Descriptions

Seedlings & Sprouts

Full-time only

Time outdoors will consist of community walks and guided learning places. Classrooms are designed with the whole child in mind providing hands on experiences, and sensory explorations.

Ferns, Wildflowers & Saplings

Full-time and part-time options available

Half of the day will be spent in managed outdoor learning spaces that provides comfort and support for growth in all developmental domains.

Willows

VPK-Duval County Voluntary pre-kindergarten is a free state funded 580 hour school-year program.

Must be age 4 by September 1st to qualify

The rhythm of our program is more expansive and nature-based — it’s about the journey not the destination. The program is place-based, crossing boundaries with balance between indoor and outdoor learning environments. Emphasis on safety, interest led learning, and real-life experiences. Children will spend two days off site immersed in nature.

Programs Days & Hours follow Duval County School Calendar

Extended play hours available from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm

Forest School

Homeschool Enrichment Program for Kindergarten & First Grade

We provide transportation, leaving our site at 8:30 am and returning by 2:00 pm

Extended play hours are available from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm

We promote play-base, interest led learning, experiencing a more individualized purposeful immersive approach — putting nature at the heart of the program.

Camps

We offer winter, spring, and summer camps for children who have completed Kindergarten and up.

Full-time and part-time options available

Most of the time will be spent immersed in nature — learning life skills, having hands-on experiences, creating relationships, and honoring their surroundings

** Outdoor play and learning opportunities are not dependent on weather conditions except when unsafe

** Child will be hands on in nature causing clothing to possibly become dirty, this is all part of the process of learning!

Want to Place Your Child with Us?

Get in Touch!

(904) 246-3885‬
hello@kidsatplay.co
1725 Penman Rd,
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250