At Wild Child, we promote independence, curiosity, and self-awareness. We embrace laughter, joy, and the idea that outside is a place where everyone belongs! We have the privilege of supporting each child’s passion and interests through repeated outdoor risky-play. Our Wild Child staff foster appreciation for the forest as a learning environment by encouraging children’s curiosity and creativity in nature. We embrace children’s individuality and offer a safe space to explore and pursue their interests. Staff will ensure that children trust their bodies, are aware of their own boundaries, and are confident in their abilities in our natural environment.
Wild Child Forest School programs are held on Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq, and we acknowledge them as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land. We are committed to building long lasting relationships with the Mi’kmaq and the land we are so grateful to live and play on.
We are committed to running programs that connect children to the land through the lens of reconciliation, friendship, and relationship with the Mi’kmaq. The main outcome we hope that children take away from our programs is that we are not separate from the land; we are the land and what we do affects everything around us.