Why Forest Kindergarten?

The average North American child spends seven hours per day in front of a screen, compared to 30 minutes per day playing outside in a natural setting. Yet recent research indicates that experiences in nature are essential for healthy growth and development. Many children are missing a crucial stage of their development- connection to nature. Abundant time in natural settings yields long term benefits in children’s cognitive, emotional, and social development. The Playgarden’s Jacksonville Beach Kindergarten programs honor the forest research and provides an exemplary outdoor environmental education experience for our children. Just like our traditional program at The Playgarden preschool in

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