Program for Early Learners

Children and their favorite adult spend time together exploring, learning and developing connections with each other and with nature. A caregivers’ involvement in learning opportunities helps to role model a passion for nature and for learning.

At Tyler, programs for early learners provide excellent instruction and guided exploration that encourages children to embrace their sense of wonder, while helping adults feel more comfortable with their child in nature.

Ages 18 months – 3 years old
Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30

Children embrace their sense of wonder through guided nature exploration. Toddlers get their hands dirty allowing their senses to guide them through outdoor discovery. Nature exploration is enhanced by a story and a craft.

$10 members, $15 non-members (Fee is for the child only).

Pre-registration required; Visit the links below to register.

Winter:

January 8 – Sense of Touch

January 22 – Sense of Sound

February 5 – Sense of Sight

February 19 – Sense of Taste and Smell

Ages 4 – 6

Wednesdays, 10 – 11:30am

Kids are more likely to try new foods when they help prepare them. Find inspiration from our Edible Garden to discover where herbs and vegetables come from, and then prepare delicious dishes made with healthy, natural ingredients.

$15 members, $20 non-members (Fee is for the child only).

Pre-registration required; Visit the links below to register.

Winter: Fun with Flavors

December 4 – Sweet

December 18 – Savory

January 15 – Salty

January 29 – Sour

February 12 – Spicy

February 26 – Bitter

Ages 4 – 6

Thursdays, 1 – 2pm

These program build on the ideas of Nature Play, where children are able to explore, build, collect and engage in hands-on activities in the expanse of the nature world. Children will explore together and create special moments with their adult.

$10 members, $15 non-members (Fee is for the child only).


Pre-registration required; Visit the links below to register.

Winter

December 19 – Nature Ornaments

January 9 – Winter Science Experiments

January 23 – Snow Forts

February 6 – Maple Sugaring

February 20 – Winter Scavenger Hunt

Ages 4 – 6

Tuesdays, 1 – 2pm

Dig in and help tend a garden build just for kids. Start with seeds and see them grow and change through the growing season into beautiful veggies! Experience the entire process: planting, watering, grooming and finally harvesting produce.

$10 members, $15 non-members (Fee is for the child only).

Pre-registration required; Visit the links below to register.

Winter:

Garden Sprouts is not available in the winter

18 months – 3 years old
Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30

Join us for an interactive storytime in our cozy and historic Barn. Storytime programs are for toddlers and their favorite adult. Programs include reading a story and an activity. This program is indoors.

$10 members, $15 non-members (Fee is for the child only).
Pre-registration required; Visit the links below to register.

Winter

December 3 – Walking in a Winter Wonderland

December 10 – The Twelve Days of Christmas

December 17  – The Nutcracker

January 14 – Owl Moon

January 28 – The Mitten

February 11 – Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate?

February 25 – Sugarbush Spring