The Barnyard Classroom
An on-farm educational program designed for children ages 5 (or turning 5 in 2019) to 8 years who are not in the school system or are being home-schooled.
Join us Mondays for a 4 week session of active exploration and learning on the farm through hands on, inquiry based activities led by our experienced farm educators.
All activities are seasonally themed and focus on connecting the children to the farm and where their food comes from. Each lesson will also include a visit with the farm animals, a wagon ride around our fields to observe how the change of the season affects the farm and of course some time to play with their peers in our Barnyard Adventure Playground.
Cover objectives outlined in the Ontario Health and Physical Education, Science and Technology and Language curriculum. One week we could be learning about animals and our crops while the next week we take a closer look at the soil. There are many habitats on the farm – fields, barns, forest and meadows – that provide ample opportunity to explore nature and agriculture.
Attending families are welcome to pack a litter-less lunch and enjoy a farm picnic as well as stay and play in our Barnyard Adventure Playground.
To assist homeschooling families, we offer a Sibling Session for the younger siblings so our littlest farmers don’t miss out on all the fun!
Families with children under the age of 5 are invited to stay on the farm for a special Sibling Session while the older school aged children are off exploring and partaking in their own lessons. They will enjoy activities geared for their age and comprehension level.
Farming is a hot, cold, rain or shine lifestyle. Our programs activities are modified for weather conditions. Dress for the weather and come out for some fun!
2019 Spring Program
Monday mornings 10 am till noon May 27th to June 17th
2019 Fall Program
Monday mornings 10 am till noon September 16th to October 7th
1st Child $100.00 (HST included)
Additional Children $75.00 (HST included)
(For children aged 2 years – 4 accompanying their older siblings who are attending the Barnyard Classroom program)
$60.00 (HST included) /Child
Adult supervision is required due to the young age of the children.
For More Information
Pre-registration is recommended as classes quickly fill.