Blessing Farm & Forest
We are a Waldorf-inspired, Nature – Immersed, Early Childhood Program for 2 1/2 – 6 year olds in the beautiful city of Spokane, Washington.
Enrollment for the 2022 – 2023 school year will be open in February! Contact us now for a tour!
Through spending time with the animals on our urban farm, children develop a sense of empathy, responsibility and compassion.
Children use all of their senses while exploring and playing freely in nature. Children follow their natural curiosity which leads to organic discoveries and authentic learning.
We understand, honor, and deeply value the importance of free play. During play, the children are gifted the time and space to explore the dynamics of relationships and develop social and emotional skills.
The first 7 years is the foundation of life. The health of the soil determines the strength of the plant and allows the blossom to unfold in all it’s radiance.
Of central importance here at Blessing Farm and Forest preschool is the time children spend moving around freely outside. Children need ample space and time to move their bodies, to test their limits and to take risks. This time is essential for children to fully integrate their senses. This practice and integration helps to lay the foundation for academic learning as well as to simply allow them to gain confidence and grace in movement.
In addition, we hold profound reverence and appreciation for Mother Nature and all of her wonders and mysteries. Through daily observation and interaction with all of the plants and animals that inhabit the farm and forest, the children naturally form a very personal and authentic relationship to the Mother Nature and her creatures. The teachers encourage this heart-based connection through nature stories, seasonal songs, finger plays and gentle guidance in gratitude and reverence.
We strive to give your children the nourishment they need for a strong, healthy foundation that will serve them for the rest of their life.
- Experienced Teachers
- Homemade Organic food
- Natural Materials
- Moving Parts Farm Play Yard
- Forest Exploration
- Caring for Animals
- Oral Story Telling: Folktales, Fairytales and Nature Stories
- Singing Throughout the Day
- Nature Crafts
- Puppet Stories
- Spanish Practice
- Magic and Imagination!
- Lots of Free Play
- Seasonal Activities and Chores
- Real Work with Real Tools
What our happy families are saying
“I couldn’t recommend this program with more enthusiasm!“
“Our home away from home”
“The best choice we ever made”