Education Programs

Discovery Child Care offers engaging full-day or half-day learning opportunities for you and your staff. All attendees will receive a certificate of completion after completing each course. These valuable courses will provide you with the skills and dispositions to be a leader within your organization for nature-based programming.

We offer 1-hour study tours, 2-hour staff meetings, half-day and full-day programs that can be custom built to suit your needs. We can present in our Nature Classroom or come and present at your location.    


Our Facility

Our Harvie Road location in Barrie sits on approx. 2 acres of natural landscape. Our Nature Classroom is comprised of multiple Outdoor Learning Centres that participants will explore. There are washrooms and drinking water available on site for visitors.

Visitors have access to an indoor space, however, please note that most programs take place outside and visitors must come prepared to remain outside in all weather conditions. Participants should dress appropriately.


Booking Information

At Discovery:

Study Tours are usually 1 hour in length. Can be done Monday-Friday between 12pm-2pm. Half-day programs and full-day programs are offered on weekends.

At your location:

Half-day, full-day or evening staff trainings. We are flexible and can meet your needs! If you would like to register for our programs or have any questions, please email Karen at

Some of the many topics we offer

Participants will be taken on a guided tour of the Nature Classroom and outdoor facilities. We will discuss how to set up a nature classroom, the benefits to connecting children with nature and how to facilitate a nature-based program. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and take photos throughout the tour.

Many more topics available! Please contact us for a full list of trainings and pricing. Let us know if you would like us to “custom build” training for your team, specific to your site!

What is a Forest School?

A forest school is an outdoor education model that focuses on using outdoor spaces to help children learn personal, social and technical skills. To put it simply, forest schools take the learning outside.

Why a Forest School? Forest School Kindergarten