Eunoia provides children with confidence and courage to learn and grow in a space that is very different than most learning opportunities today. This style of learning provides children with the courage and education to take safe-risks and push boundaries that are in a child's Zone of Proximal Development.
Social skills develop as children engage in group problem-solving strategies that create connections to their world. Navigating new terrain allows children to build strong gross- and fine-motor abilities allowing them to trust themselves and push their own boundaries. Eunoia mentors engage children to build their language and mathematic skills using the natural world and materials that are provided.
Environmental sustainability is a key component to the learning that occurs at Eunoia. Children learn a greater appreciation for the world and how to be respectful of their learning by using materials respectfully and returning them to the natural space.
In light of Covid, Eunoia provides children with a socialized, outdoor, learning space where they will continue to thrive.
Eunoia Forest School is an educational learning experience in Durham Region where children are encouraged to develop self-esteem, confidence, and independence through inquiry-based opportunities in the natural environment. Children learn to explore hands-on activities that are based on their interest and discoveries. Their questions lead the inquiry, and Eunoia Forest School staff guide each child by providing resources and opportunities.
Our amazing mentors work in small groups with a ratio of 1:8 for our Explorer programs, 1:10 with Wanderer and 1:12 with Adventurer programs. Our staff are Teachers, Early Childhood Educators, and trained outdoor education providers. Eunoia Forest School is a fantastic opportunity for your child to gain confidence and independence in a sa
Our amazing mentors work in small groups with a ratio of 1:8 for our Explorer programs, 1:10 with Wanderer and 1:12 with Adventurer programs. Our staff are Teachers, Early Childhood Educators, and trained outdoor education providers. Eunoia Forest School is a fantastic opportunity for your child to gain confidence and independence in a safe, unconfined environment. Ellisha is an Ontario Certified Teacher and the Owner/Operator of Eunoia Forest school.
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Our children's programs are designed to support each individual child in their natural curiosity of the world around them. Programs occur outside in all types of weather. Children are encouraged to explore their environment by using natural materials to investigate change, build forts, fires, and dams, and promote learning across all developmental areas.
We are located in Whitby. We use different outdoor environments each year. Our 2023 Programs are at Heber Down
They will likely be TIRED! Many children don't spend this many hours outside, and it takes getting used to. We have a lot of rest time and encourage plenty of water and snacks, but you can expect them to be quite sleepy for the first few days in program. This is normal!
Eunoia plans for this exact situation! Children come with all different levels of prior knowledge, curiosity, and interest. Our staff are able to expand on previously taught skills and help to mentor children so that they are not learning the same things twice. (Our summer programs have children begging to come back a second week!)
No! We encourage children to lead their learning. Math and Language learning happen naturally in the forest. Children collect, measure, compare, write, and read information that is interesting to them. We facilitate math and language opportunities that are engaging and hands-on. The physical components to Eunoia make children more engaged and eager to explore new ideas. As quoted from an adventurer this summer, "wait, this is math? I loved this"
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