Farm Pre-School & Kindergarten for Ages 4 & 5

9am to 12pm (this is a drop-off program)
Bring a snack!

Spring 2022 Session Dates:

February 24
March 8, 21, 22
April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17

Farm School students can register for sessions focused on seasonal topics.  Each session will also include animal chores, nature experience, and farm to table lessons.

February 24 & March 8 – Maple Sugar
March 21 – April 5 – Farm Babies/Vernal Pool
April 11 – 26 – Organic Gardening/Wildflowers
May 2 – 17 – Beekeeping/Native Pollinators

During Farm Preschool nature is the classroom and the teacher.  During this 3 hour experience your little learner will help feed the animals, collect eggs, harvest and plant in the children’s garden, and explore the surrounding natural areas on the farm.  This program is a compassionate space where children feel safe to grow and learn.

The small group size allows Farm School Leaders to move at your child’s pace and for the flexibility to follow the specific interest of the children.  Farm life cycles provide the setting for the development of curiosity and the early understanding of how life works. At Stratford, your preschooler will learn with their body by doing and through play, engaging all their senses. This holistic experiential-education will reinforce your child’s early connection to the natural world.

$50 per student. Space is limited. Online registration required.

*If your child requires special accommodations, please contact April Hoy at aprilhoy@stratfordecologicalcenter.org prior to registering*

Please be sure to review the additional information and required forms prior to attending.

If full, email info@stratfordecologicalcenter.org to be added to the waitlist. Please specify the program, your name, and phone number.

Farm School for Ages 6-12

Farm School is a one day program that runs from 9am to 3pm. (Pack a lunch)

Spring 2022 Session Dates:

February 21
March 11, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31
April 1, 8, 15, 22
May 6, 13, 20

Farm School students can register for sessions focused on seasonal topics.  Each session will also include animal chores, nature experience, and farm to table lessons.

February 21 & March 11 – Maple Sugar
March 25 – April 1 – Farm Babies/Vernal Pool
April 8 – 22 – Organic Gardening/Wildflowers
May 6 – 20 – Beekeeping/Native Pollinators

At Farm School nature is the classroom and the teacher.  Children will rediscover their joy of learning as they care for farm animals, tend gardens and explore native Ohio habitats.  Lessons are naturally intertwined into hands-on activities exploring concepts that support our food system and our environment.  Farm School will support grade level Ohio Academic Standards for Science. Check with your district about Alternative Learning Experience credit for attending Farm School in place of a traditional school day.

$65 per student. Space is limited. Online registration required.

*If your child requires special accommodations, please contact April Hoy at aprilhoy@stratfordecologicalcenter.org prior to registering*

Please be sure to review the additional information and required forms prior to attending.
If full, email info@stratfordecologicalcenter.org to be added to the waitlist. Please specify the program, your name, and phone number.

Farm School for Ages 6-12

Farm School is a one day program that runs from 9am to 3pm. (Pack a lunch)

Spring 2022 Session Dates:

February 21
March 11, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31
April 1, 8, 15, 22
May 6, 13, 20

Farm School students can register for sessions focused on seasonal topics.  Each session will also include animal chores, nature experience, and farm to table lessons.

February 21 & March 11 – Maple Sugar
March 25 – April 1 – Farm Babies/Vernal Pool
April 8 – 22 – Organic Gardening/Wildflowers
May 6 – 20 – Beekeeping/Native Pollinators

At Farm School nature is the classroom and the teacher.  Children will rediscover their joy of learning as they care for farm animals, tend gardens and explore native Ohio habitats.  Lessons are naturally intertwined into hands-on activities exploring concepts that support our food system and our environment.  Farm School will support grade level Ohio Academic Standards for Science. Check with your district about Alternative Learning Experience credit for attending Farm School in place of a traditional school day.

$65 per student. Space is limited. Online registration required.

*If your child requires special accommodations, please contact April Hoy at aprilhoy@stratfordecologicalcenter.org prior to registering*

Please be sure to review the additional information and required forms prior to attending.
If full, email info@stratfordecologicalcenter.org to be added to the waitlist. Please specify the program, your name, and phone number.

Additional Information

On your child’s first day of Farm School for the season (spring and fall), please print, complete, and bring the below forms with you.  We do not keep forms on file from season to season.  If your child attends multiple sessions within the same season, you do not need to resubmit the forms each session.

Please also refer to the gear list and trash-free lunch guide before each session.

If your child requires special accommodations, please contact April Hoy prior to registering your child at AprilHoy@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

COVID-19 Policy

Weather Policy: This is a rain or shine program.  Please dress for the weather.  In the case of severe weather, we will be inside until it passes, but don’t worry! We have plenty of engaging and interactive indoor activities in the case of inclement weather.

Refund Policy: Please notify us at least one week prior to your scheduled Farm School session to receive a refund.  Cancellation notifications should be sent to Madison at business@stratfordecologicalcenter.org or by phone to 740-363-2548.