The Violet Glen KinderForest program focuses on bringing education to young people with an emphasis on healthy development of soul, body, and mind capacities in the midst of a community of peers.

The Squirrels ~ Ages 3-7

It is our mission to provide a space filled with opportunities for each child to grow and stretch themselves physically, emotionally, mentally, socially, and spiritually under the watchful guidance of an adult who sees each child as they are, and warmly guides them in finding their best light.  We will utilize the innate healing properties of the natural world and its elements in this important work with the children.  They will be given much time and open space to play, discover, create, and imagine on a daily basis.  In observing the group and each individual child, meaningful songs, verses, stories, activities, projects, and crafts that connect with and nourish their mind, body, and soul will be woven into their work and play.  There will be many opportunities for daily meaningful tasks, helping the children find purpose in being, and grow confidence in their capabilities.  We will work in partnership with parents to mutually hold each child in shared conversation and insight.  We will always be forthright and honest and listen with an open ear in communication with parents in this important work of helping our children come into themselves.

Sample Day

9:30 am

9:40 am

10:00 am

11:30 am

11:45 am

12:15 pm

12:45 – 1:00 pm


Morning Circle and Walk

Work and play (Daily Activity), and snack



Chores/Free Play


Daily Activities

  • Gardenings
  • Painting
  • Baking/Cooking
  • Building
  • Working with wool and yarn
  • Storytelling
  • Singing
  • Woodworking (sawing, hammering, sanding, and whittling)
  • Water Play
  • Imaginative/Make-believe Play
  • Cleaning
  • Drawing
  • Digging
  • Swinging
  • Climbing
  • Foraging
  • Weaving
  • Beeswax/Clay
  • Jump rope
  • Fire Tending
  • Conflict Resolution using Non-Violent Communication
  • Practice in sharing/taking turns

About Violet Glen

Other Programs

Enrichment Programs

Workshops, gatherings, or groups with a more specific focus geared towards deeper enrichment of a collective quality.  

Violet Glen summer camp

Summer Camps 2022

Campers will be provided an experience that is meaningful, rich in opportunities for self growth and care, and sparks wonder and joy.

Violet Glen Elementary Program students

Elementary Program

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