An Outdoor Nature Program
Explorers is Valley Parent Preschool's outdoor nature program and is a series of classes designed for children and their parent or caregiver to explore the great outdoors together. Each session allows parents and their children to spend time outside together (rain or shine!) while enjoying age appropriate songs, stories, games, art, and hikes at local nature areas. Classes are open to all families in the community as well VPP members. A list of class locations will be sent out a week prior to the start of class. Class locations often repeat from session to session as the seasons change the landscape and surroundings each time. It's always a new adventure!
A class for every age and stage
Explorers classes are usually broken into two age groups: Little Explorers for walking toddlers through young 3's and Big Explorers for older 3's through age 8. Some classes are offered as a Little & Big Explorer combination.
Little Explorers : walking toddlers - young 3's
We have found children enjoy the class most when they are able to walk quite a ways on their own and enjoy being in nature in all types of weather. Baby siblings are welcome to attend at no cost in a sling or carrier. No older siblings please. Please register children who are walking for their own spot in class. Classes are an hour and fifteen minutes and start and end with a short circle time where we sing songs and enjoy a story together. During class we take short hikes, play simple games, enjoy nature and art activities, and play in creeks and mud.
Big Explorers : Ages 3 to 8
Big Explorers is for 3 - 8 year old children who love to explore outdoors! This class is geared towards the growing preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary age child, however siblings are welcome to attend. Please register children ages 18 months and older for their own class spot. Classes are an hour and a half and start and end with a circle time where we sing songs and enjoy a story together. During class we take hikes, play games, enjoy nature activities, and play in creeks and mud.
VPP is a leader in early childhood education and pictures taken during class may be used for both teaching and marketing purposes. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Spring 2018 Class offerings
All Little & Big Spring Explorers classes are full, but we are excited to offer 6 Summer Explorers options. Please visit our summer page for Summer Explorers & registration.
Fall 2018 Session One - Registration open
Fall 2018 Session I Explorers classes will meet the weeks of September 4, 11, 18 and October 2, 9, 16 (6 week session). Each class has a 14 child capacity and is $150. Register by clicking on the links below. A $75 cancellation fee will be applied to all drops prior to class starting. No refunds are offered after September 4.
VPP Explorers Fall Session I 2018 : Little Explorers - Tuesday from 10:30-11:45
VPP Explorers Fall Session I 2018 : Little Explorers - Wednesday from 10:30-11:45
VPP Explorers Fall Session I 2018 : Little Explorers - Thursday from 10:00-11:15
If the class you would like to register for is full, please click the following link to sign up for our waitlist: Explorers Waitlist (All Classes)