Events & Conferences

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.


Upcoming Events

Intro to Forest School Workshop: Hosted by Forest School Canada & Discovery Child Care Centre

Saturday June 22/19 at 9 AM-5pm & Sunday June 23/19 9am-5 PM

This is an outdoor, experiential workshop for everyone interested in learning more about the theory and practice of Forest and Nature School (FNS). This workshop is especially recommended for those who want to learn more about FNS prior to committing to our year-long Practitioners Course. Participants will learn about play-based learning and how to support risky play, specifically, emergent curriculum and inquiry-driven learning, as well as planning and delivery of FNS programs. Participants will leave the workshop with a broad understanding of FNS theory and practice, and, if they are educators, a sense of how they could interweave FNS into their current teaching practice.

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Past Events

Joy of Childhood Conference 2018

Saturday October 20/18

Come join the Child & Family Collaborative as we explore & connect with the outdoors at the Discovery Child Care Centre Forest & Nature School as they host this year's "Joy of Childhood Conference 2018"


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