Forest Days Winter/Spring 2020 Session

forest days

Forest Days Spring Session:

Stay tuned for details on winter / spring 2021 programming. 


View the Spring Handbook

February 4, 2020 -May 21, 2020  | Registration deadline: January 13. 

Weekly on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:15 – 2:45 p.m

Please note: Forest Days will not be meeting the weeks of Feb. 10th-14th and April 13-17

Choose one day per week (14 sessions) or both (28 sessions). Pricing detailed below.

Click here to read the Spring handbook. 

Forest Days at the Greenwich Botanical Center is an all weather, outdoor preschool enrichment program designed to encourage children ages 3 through 5 to grow socially, emotionally and physically through interest-led play and natural exploration.  The program will be offered Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:15 – 2:45 p.m. You may register your child for one or both days. Our afternoon schedule flows organically from what nature presents each day.  We are an all weather program and we will be meeting outdoors, rain or shine, in all safe weather. Space is limited to twelve children with two teachers.  

Our belief is that spending unstructured time in the forest stimulates each child’s innate curiosity.  Outdoor nature play develops observation skills, problem solving, logic and reasoning skills and encourages taking risks.  Activities include creating secret habitats, making forest stew, observing critters in their natural environments, going on nature walks, singing, art and free play.      

*Children must be three years old by August 1, 2019 and be fully toilet trained.  

Registration Details

February 4, 2020- May 21, 2020  28 sessions

Days per Week Cost  

One day per week (14 sessions): $700.00 member/800.00 non-member

Two days per week (28 sessions): $ 1,400.00 member/1,600.00 non-member

Register by December 17, 2019 for Early Bird Savings!  Those who take advantage of our early bird discount will save $50 off their tuition for the semester (those who register for two days per week will save $100). 

Registration and payment is available online.  All forms and proof of vaccinations must be submitted by September 1, 2019 via email or by mailing in/dropping off to the GBC, 130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, CT. 06807.  

Only children with a complete Registration Packet submitted by January 13, 2019 will be accepted.  A complete registration packet includes:

  1. Registration Form, Emergency Contact and Waiver
  2. Immunization Records (current copy is acceptable)
  3. Payment (cash, check or credit card)

Returning families: please see information in our handbook on paperwork exemption.