Nature Education Cooperative offers hands-on educational curriculum in science, math, language and the arts for children ages 3-7 in our beautiful outdoor classroom. Using Montessori learning tools, child-led learning concepts, and a nature school philosophy, we will journey together on an empowering collaborative learning experience.

This 3-hour educational class meets Tuesday's from 10 am - 1 pm from Sep 10 through Jun 30. There are three sessions entailing 13 classes each. Parent/Caregiver participation is required in our cooperative program.

program Features & Guidelines

  • Created for homeschool families and pre-school age children ages 3-7.

  • Each day activities will be set up at learning stations and children are welcome to play/learn/explore as they desire.

  • Multiple guided lessons will be facilitated by our staff members including a science experiment, art project, nature/food activity and/or a mindfulness exercise.

  • Filtered ice water provided at each session. Please bring water bottles.

  • Vegetable and fruits from the garden shared as available. Please bring lunch/snacks to each session.

  • Messy play is encouraged, please bring a change of clothes for your child. While we use washable art supplies, please note that clothes may get stained from our play experiences.

  • Parent engagement and presence is required. Our goal is to collectively empower all of the children's experiences and this requires the adults present to focus on the needs and desires of the children for the whole time we are together.

Application & ENROLLMENT

  • Session 1: Sep 10 through Dec 10 / 13 Classes / $325 Regular / $260 Members / No Classes on Nov 26, 2019

  • Session 2: Jan 7 through Mar 31 / 13 Classes / $325 Regular / $260 Members

  • Session 3: Apr 7 through Jun 30 / 13 Classes / $325 Regular / $260 Members

  • Sibling Discount: $195 per session for 2nd/3rd child. Members: $156 per session siblings. Two year old siblings have the option of signing up to participate in full program. Infant siblings are always welcome and complimentary. Older siblings can sign up to be a volunteer leader.

  • Space is limited. Applications open for Session 2 on Nov 1. Families will receive notification on December 1 regarding confirmation of enrollment or waiting list status.

  • Session 2 Class Packages must be paid in full by end of day January 6 to accept registration. Forfeited placement will automatically defer to waiting list families. Payment plan option (Half on Dec 15 and Half on Jan 15) available upon request.

  • There will be 1 makeup day available for any class you cannot attend per session. Additional (1) makeup day issued with a note from a healthcare practitioner.

Application for Session 2 (Jan 7 - Mar 31)

Parent Name *
Parent Name
Phone Number *
Phone Number
Child 1 Name *
Child 1 Name
Child 1 Birthday *
Child 1 Birthday
Child 2 Name
Child 2 Name
Child 2 Birthday
Child 2 Birthday
Do you have younger or older children that are not ages 3-7 that will attend co-op with your family?

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact DBCG Director Christina Nicodemou directly at christina@delraybeachchildrensgarden.org.