Fiddleheads Forest School is an entirely outdoor, nature-based program where the premise for our day-to-day activities is play and exploration. As children engage with the world around them and inquire about it we will supplement with curriculum to further engage their curiosity.

At Fiddleheads Forest School we will…

  • Promote social skills and positive self-image through group play and cooperative learning
  • Develop activities that encourage cognitive growth, problem-solving skills and development of physical motor skills
  • Encourage problem-solving and reflection by asking open-ended questions and provide information in response to children’s ideas, insights, and concerns
  • Provide a supportive, safe learning environment to encourage discovery, questioning and experimentation
  • Cultivate emotional literacy and empathy to develop self-esteem
  • Nurture self-expression, creativity and reflection
  • Encourage family involvement to help students appreciate the wisdom of their first teachers — their families
  • Celebrate diversity of all living things and the individuality of children and families
  • Instill respect and appreciation for the natural world

2019-2020 School Year

We are fully enrolled for the morning classes in the 2019-20 school year. If you would like to add your child’s name to our wait pool, fill out and submit an application below. Please note that our wait pool is only for current 3-5 year-olds. Not old enough for the 2019-2020 school year? Sign up for our interest list to receive information and updates throughout the year.

Morning Class Application

We have a few spots open in our M/W Afternoon Class. The Tu/Th class is full. If you are interested in a spot, fill out an application and email ffschool@uw.edu

Afternoon Class Application

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