Forest Time Kindergarten

Cher sang it best! If I could turn back time, if I could find a way….I’d enroll my Pre-K in Forest Time TODAY! I am loving everything about this school, the outdoor education, organic vegan snacks, child-led learning and adult guidance, the incorporation of STEAM learning through play, etc.   I wish it was around when my kiddos were younger; I would have enrolled them in a heartbeat.  Not familiar with Forest Time Kindergarten? Here’s some info…

A popular schooling across Europe, forest kindergarten or Waldkindergarten, is a rising star in the United States preschool education. As the first forest school in Northwest Ohio, Forest Time Kindergarten is proud to welcome children between the ages of 3 and 6 to an education that will provide them with lifelong skills and friendships.

Welcomes children between the ages of 3 and 6 to an education that will provide them with lifelong skills and friendships.

Our classes are held almost exclusively outside and children are encouraged to learn through their greatest tool: play. By exploring nature in its purest form, through all types of weather, Forest Time Kindergarten provides children with a safe environment to grow and learn. Our goal at Forest Time Kindergarten is to create a setting in which child-led learning takes precedent and adult supervision is there to guide and assist. It is our hope that your children will discover a lasting love of the outdoors and learning through our program.

Forest Time Kindergarten

Email:  Sherri Dauer, Director and Founder


Address: 1205 Louisiana Ave. Perrysburg


A play-based and child-guided education, our outdoor classroom encourages a love of learning in children from a young age. Our curriculum is focused on creating a relaxed and mindful environment where children practice empathy for each other and all of nature. Forest Time Kindergarten provides children with: -A safe environment to grow -Child-led learning with adult guidance -Life-long love of the outdoors and learning -Organic Vegan snacks provided -Learn how to take care of others and the Earth -Learning outside is the perfect place to incorporate STEAM learning.


Our main programming at Forest Time Kindergarten revolves around the ages 3 to 7. Sessions run for 12 weeks, you may choose up to 3 half days a week: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 9:00-12:00. Each class provides a vegan snack, often cooked over an open fire on those chilly fall and winter days, and a well thought out curriculum filled with nature inspired themes and education. Classes are capped at a teacher-student ratio of 2:7 so spaces are limited. Please register on our website today to secure your spot.


In-Two the Forest provides toddlers with an early experience of nature with interactive lessons on safety, risk assessment, and learning through nature-play. In-Two the Forest is not a drop off program with the purpose of involving and teaching parents the Forest School movement lessons In-Two the Forest provides education on the importance of play in child-development and learning, risk assessment, outdoor safety for adults and children, as well as instilling a genuine love for nature and the Earth. It is our goal to create stewards of the Earth through our programming and by educating children from a young age we are able to accomplish just that.

Let’s spread the word about this awesome preschool & kindergarten option in our community, share on Facebook and with moms or grandmothers of toddlers-kindergarten aged children. This would also make a fabulous Christmas gift for kiddos….register them, pay tuition, & have them open a new tote for school!!

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