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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!


Our Program

Nurturing Childhood

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.

  

Our Mission

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
  • Gardening
  • 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!

 The loving guidance of Ms. Sommer is quiet and loving and free from intrusion as the children learn to solve problems independently. She truly embraces the quote of Rudolf Steiner in all that she does in “receiving the children in reverence, educating them in love, and sending them forth in freedom.”

Natalie Britton

“Our home away from home”

Children are free to be children here. The time they spend outside, away from screens, away from desks, immersed in the teachings of nature, and of play, is priceless. I could not imagine a happier and more wholesome place for learning and developing skills.

Emily Laning

“The best choice we ever made”

“Miss Sommer’s preschool offers a unique, thought-out method and an environment that would be very hard to find elsewhere. She is genuine, nurturing, patient, fair and caring toward all. The children learn through tasks that are useful, practical, rewarding and age-appropriate.”

Ava Zhan