Farm School

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Farm Pre-school 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 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.

In addition to animal chores, organic gardening and magic spot, the 2021 fall Farm School session will include seasonal activities such as; making apple cider and sauce,  harvesting the fall crop, preparing the animal barn and garden for winter, and more.  We will celebrate the harvest by preparing farm fresh seasonal dishes.

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


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.

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.

In addition to animal chores, organic gardening and magic spot, the 2021 fall Farm School session will include seasonal activities such as; making apple cider and sauce,  harvesting the fall crop, preparing the animal barn and garden for winter, and more.  We will celebrate the harvest by preparing farm fresh seasonal dishes.

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


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