Enrollment

Our program serves children age 3 to 6 years old and 7 to 12 years old.

Preschool, Kindergarten and Homeschool Enrichment and Summer Camps

Enrollment

The program operates Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm spanning from September to June. Summer Camps on July and August

We offer Spanish Immersion Mondays and Fridays from 10am to 2pm

After School Chess

Age Group:

3 to 12 years old

Class Size:

Teacher Student Ratio 1:6 Preschool and TK and 1:10 School age children

Sessions:

Nature School: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm M -Th

Nature Summer Camps: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Process

If you’re interested in enrolling your child, your best option for your child receiving placement is

Application & Enrollment Process:

1. After you have filled out the enrollment form, if we have availability, we will offer you a spot in our school, and we will send out an invitation to sign up with our admin platform Brightwheel.

2. You will received all documents through Brightwheel.

3. You will receive an invoice of a non-refundable $75 administrative fee PLUS a non-refundable deposit equal to one month’s tuition (which may be credited towards your child’s last month of attendance, with 30 days written notice), and the first month’s tuition.

The invoice have to be paid upon receipt if you want to secure your child’s spot in our school. If we don’t have availability we WON’T send an invoice and you’ll be notified.

Our school year is from September 2022 – June 2023

Application is live on the website NOW!

*Applications will be accepted until classes are full.

Children need time and space to explore the world. Time to know what they want instead of wanting what adults want. When adults micromanage children’s childhood, they lose their satisfaction for life, which is why child-led activities are so important in the early years. At Kidwings they will experience real-life while they develop healthy boundaries in a nurturing environment. Small adventures, wilderness walks, mindfulness exercises, exposure to a new language, moments of silence or screaming, or moments of loneliness or safe spaces to express emotions, all these experiences along with clear and well-established limits, help the child gain confidence and independence.

Rhythm of the Day

Nature – based and Spanish Immersion Program

Rhythm of the Day

Nature – based and Spanish Immersion Program

Rhythm of the Day

Nature – based and Spanish Immersion Program

9:30am Arrival

9:35am We have our welcome circle. Through songs, morning movement (Yoga Moves are basic Asanas, sun salute and animals poses) children will be connected to the season, and experience an opportunity to stretch their bodies. Mindful moment that mark the intention for the day and Gratitude Circle.

10:15am Snack, we learn the fruit and the veggie of the week in Spanish

10:35am We venture into our wilderness exploration a nature walk to collect things from nature. Free play outside offers many opportunities for connection with the natural world around them, and opportunities for negotiation, teamwork, and investigation.

11:15am Water, bathroom and Sunscreen break if needed

11:35am Main Activity , Group Games, learning, Free Play and Crafts

12:15pm Hand Washing

12:30pm Slow down with a picnic brought from home and free play.

1:00pm Closing Circle, Story time, observations of the day.

1:30pm Children are picked up

Location

We rotate locations every day within San Diego City Area, so students can explore a variety of local, natural places. Children are exposed to a diversity of environments, structures, materials, and challenges as they engage in activities in locations throughout San Diego such as parks, farms, community gardens, and historic places. Pick ups and drop off varies everyday depending of the park.

Some Locations:

  • Presidio Park
  • Tecolote Canyon
  • Around Balboa Park
  • Local Beaches
  • Lakes
  • Canyons
  • and more…

Questions and Answers

What happens if rains?

As a German proverb says, “there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes”. Playing outside despite bad weather is compatible as long as the clothes are appropriate. In any case, in order to ensure the health of everyone, in the case of heavy rainstorms or hurricane winds, we prefer to stay in the refuge and play quietly.

The kids do not notice the cold and the humidity if they are well sheltered Anyway, when it is very cold we keep them in constant movement with physical games. We have observed that the children are accustomed to the cold better than the adults and develop more mental resistance to the low temperatures.

Right clothes are required (water boots, pants, and waterproof jacket). Anyway, a complete change of clothing is always necessary and when the kids play with so much passion that ends up soaking, we change from head to toe.
In rare cases of extreme weather (lightning storms, severe wind, and rain, etc.) class will be canceled and credit issued.

How do you guarantee the security of the group?

Health and safety are important issues and this is commonly remembered between adults and children. The school establishes a few limits but very clear (never lose sight of one of the educators, do not leave the streets without warning …).

We start from trust and firmness and this generates security, tranquility and sense of responsibility for children. Educators previously evaluate each new site that children discover, based on the health and safety criteria. We also encourage small children to take on challenges and risks that are appropriate to their possibilities (climbing a tree, jumping, loading logs and branches, etc.), as a way of learning and developing the capabilities to cope with the difficulties of the day to day. The little ones learn to value for themselves what they can do, where they have limits and fears, what they want to overcome, what is safe or not, etc.

Educators always carry with them a first aid kit and a mobile phone.

What about bathroom visits?

We encourage families to bring their children to the bathroom before leaving home. The children always wash their hands with soap and water before and after eating. We have access to public restrooms. For smaller kids we have a portable sanitation. For children with diaper, we accompany their natural process of control of sphincters, without pressure or judgment and if they ever get wet, we change clothes without problems.

What should my child bring?

Please prepare your child daily with a backpack, including:

Extra set of clothes: shirt, pants, socks, underwear, shoes and sun hat
Healthy, high energy snack
Brown bag lunch
Water bottle
Mineral based sunscreen

Children should arrive with a full stomach, having already visited the bathroom.

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