Welcome to Forest Friends Preschool
Now with classrooms in Bellevue and Issaquah!
We are so excited to get your kids actively learning and engaging with nature. Our unique programs allow your children to learn everything they would in a normal preschool classroom and so much more! We offer two fully outdoor classrooms - one in a beautiful community park and the other on a fully functioning farm!
Forest Friends is the dream of two college friends who have a genuine love for children. We are now college graduates who have both worked in childcare for over eight years. We started a summer camp to get young kids outdoors and exploring the PNW and now are able to offer that to children year round. We are so excited to grow together as we bring our fierce passion for outdoor education and play-led learning to your family. We value the warm and close-knit environment that develops in a small school between families, staff and students and work hard to facilitate that closeness. We are excited to welcome your family into our community!
Why Outdoor Education?
The philosophy of outdoor early learning programs.
Nature-based preschools allow children to learn as they explore and engage with complex ecological systems. Children build strength, self-confidence, and learn to manage risks as they tumble, trip, and navigate the great outdoors. There is extensive research being done on the benefits of outdoor education and we have linked some of our favorite articles and studies for you below.
Inclusivity & Accessibility
Our mission at Curious Cub Childcare LLC is to make sure every child has access to quality early learning programs. We aim to make outdoor education more accessible through culturally sustaining curriculum and scholarship programs.
Please contact us to learn more.