Tender Tracks Outdoor Nature Awareness Preschool

February 26, 2016

Tender Tracks Outdoor PreschoolMarin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Tender Tracks Outdoor Nature Awareness Preschool. Find out more about this unique program at their informational night on Saturday, March 12, 2016  from 6:30 to 8 pm.

The unique Tender Tracks outdoor preschool program honors and respects the inherent need for young children to have ample time with nature, in order to develop a healthy bond and relationship to the natural world and all who dwell therein. Through stories, songs and explorations, children go on playful adventures into the heart of nature.

One of the strong components of Tender Tracks is it’s focus on loving presence with the children.  The staff take the time that is needed to tend to the emotional, social, physical, mental and spiritual needs of each individual child and the group while opening to receive the  support, guidance and wisdom of the natural world.

Tender Tracks families drop off and pick up their children at one predetermined location in Fairfax. After getting settled in the magic school bus, the children begin the journey and adventure of the day by going to one of Marin’s many beautiful natural locations. Once there the children then participate in a morning circle with stories, songs, and snack to get ready for the adventures and explorations of the day. If it rains, students put on boots and rain gear! Extra clothes are always kept available so the children can change into dry things after wet or muddy adventures.

Tender Tracks offers a one day nature preschool program in Marin for three-year-olds on Wednesdays 9 am to 1 pm and a two day program for the four- and almost-five-year-olds on Tuesday and Thursdays from 9 am to 2 pm. Since 1996, Tender Tracks has provided extraordinary learning opportunities for hundreds of young children in the outdoors.

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Tender Tracks Outdoor Preschool

Tender Tracks was created by Wendolyn Bird, long time mentor of young children and workshop leader for educators, care providers, and parents. She brings a unique and outstanding set of talents and experience to her time with children and adults. Since the 90’s she has been giving workshops and trainings incorporating stories, songs, and music.  Wendolyn has taught for years in schools with diverse populations utilizing her wilderness trainings as well as her skills as a professional storyteller, musician and psychiatric technician. Her book and CD of nature activities, stories and songs, Tales from Earth to Sky is published by Hooked on Nature and can be purchased through her website at www.tendertracks.com. She is also on the board of the California Forest Kindergarten Network and is also the Co-President.

Tender Tracks Informational Night

Tender Tracks logoYou are invited to join Wendolyn Bird, Tender Tracks Director, for an inspiring evening to learn more about this one-of-a-kind program and how you can reserve your child’s space for the fall 2016 school year. This month's informational evening takes place on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm and the All Family Interview March 13, 2016 time TBD by age of child. Please RSVP for location and time; space is limited.

To RSVP contact Wendolyn at (415) 419-5274 or tendertracks@gmail.com.

You can learn more about the Tender Tracks program by visiting their website at www.tendertracks.com.