Saplings 2023-2024

The Saplings program at Fernbrook Farms is a play-based nature program for young learners aged 3-5, uniquely designed to provide the roots for lifelong learning and connection with nature. Saplings students spend much of their days outdoors, immersed in Fernbrook’s many diverse ecosystems. They’re encouraged to explore, inquire, experiment, discover, and challenge themselves. Saplings teachers join students in open-ended play, guide them in nature investigation, and deepen their learning with hands-on activities. We look forward to having your student join us!

Registration for the current year 2023-24 is CLOSED to new students. 
Registration for next year 2024-25 will open in May. 

Our Saplings program is intended to prepare kids for kindergarten.  It is not a replacement for kindergarten.  Students should be born after June 12, 2018 and before Sept. 6, 2020.



Full Day (9 – 3:30)*

Mornings (9 – 12:30)*



Sept - Dec


Jan - June

Full Year

 Sept -June


Sept - Dec


Jan - June

Full Year

 Sept -June


16 Weeks

24 Weeks

40 Weeks

16 Weeks

24 Weeks

40 Weeks

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*Extended care is available in both the mornings (as early as 8 am) and the afternoons (as late as 5 pm).

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Please consider making a donation to Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center!

Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center (FFEEC) is a non-profit 501-c-3 organization committed to providing hands-on educational experiences to all young people and needs & welcomes gifts of every amount from all friends. Small and large gifts multiply into major support for the important work of FFEEC's programs.  All donations are tax deductible.

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