A forest school for three to six year olds
At Emerald Heart, we honor and nourish relationships to ourselves, each other and earth. We value the unique inner landscape of each child and the dynamic landscape of our forest home.
Our place-based nature immersion programs are for preschool and pre-k aged children in Marin County, CA.
Spring 2021 in Fairfax (full)
Summer Camp in Fairfax (full)
Autumn 2021 - Spring 2022 in Inverness / Point Reyes
You are welcome to have a conversation with us!
Teacher Taira. My son's first preschool experience was with Taira Restar, truly an expert at supporting early childhood.
I'll never forget that my son (aged 3 at the time) would get so overstimulated during free play that he would stand in the middle of the group and scream. How did Taira deal with it? She SAW him in all his intensity and sensitivity--really saw him. She created a plan for him to "help" her prepare snack in a different area BEFORE he melted down. Suddenly school became the safest place for him to be.
I'm not sure who learned more, my son or me.
What a gift Taira is and how fortunate that children get to attend Emerald Heart Forest School with such a master.