Langley Forest School Outdoor Preschool Education

Spaces Available

Limited spaces are available in BOTH our preschool and school-aged programmes

What is Forest School?

Our learning approach

Langley Forest School

Outdoor education in a licenced preschool for children ages 3-5 with programming for children ages 5-7.

Play, explore, and learn in nature within the forest of Williams Park and the Municipal Natural Park.

Municipal Natural Park Bridge

About Our School

We believe that not only do children thrive in a play-based learning environment, but that extensive time outdoors can only serve to enhance their learning. Learn more about our approach.

Child hiking on a trail in the snow

Our Programmes

We offer a number of different programs across two locations. Learn more about our options, fees and how to apply.

Child playing in river water outside

Application Process

We are accepting applications for children birth to 7 years old. There is no fee to apply. Learn more about our application process.

Preschool children hiking as a group in the forest


You have questions – we have answers. Learn more about some of our most commonly asked questions.

Preschool children hiking up a hill in the trees


Do you love learning in the forest? See what opportunities we currently have available.

What Our Families Say

“Forest School has been life-giving for our child. Before he started, he was struggling with anxiety, had trouble with self-regulation and constant over-stimulation in a preschool classroom setting. He was attending Occupational Therapy (OT) and had difficulty with fine motor and gross motor control (he was learning how to manage zippers and how to jump) Being outside in the forest…surrounded by calm, learning how his body works and having continual practice of running, climbing, jumping through trails and bushes and branches, grasping an understanding of nature and cycles and belonging.

I cannot tell you how much this has changed him and impacted our whole family. He is so much happier. He’s gained so much confidence in his own abilities and is developing greater patience when he has to try again. He no longer attends OT because he surpassed expectations with his progress. He delights us with his observations in nature and the affinity he has developed for the forest around him. Forest school has been an amazing opportunity and we are so thankful for our child’s time with Langley Forest School and the time the Educators have taken with him to help him thrive.”

Anna V

What Our Families Say

“Our daughter’s experience at Langley Forest School has been great. It has strengthened her love of the outdoors. She is often asking to go to the playground near our house in the pouring rain as it no longer phases her. She has also developed some great observational skills, exploring the natural world around her. I love the added benefit of not passing germs via preschool toys. There are enough rocks and sticks to go around. The teachers are a great example of adventurous adults. They are very attentive the the needs of the kids in the forest preschool. I would recommend Langley Forest School to anyone with preschool aged children. How great to imagine a whole elementary school outdoors.”

Teresa P.

What Our Families Say

“I have been with the school for 3 years and not only have my children built great relationships but I have also met many parents throughout the years that have become great friends. My children love the play-based structure which is led by an AMAZING teacher. I am very grateful for finding this school.”

Natalie G.

What Our Families Say

“Our family is absolutely loving this program! Having the freedom to explore and learn all at the same time has instilled confidence in my son. I chose this school because we are an outdoor family ourselves and I wanted my son to become more confident in his environment. The teachers are amazing and truly love what they are doing! I am so happy to have such lovely teachers inspiring my son, instilling confidence, and nurturing.”

The Shortts


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