Our Barnyard Buddies preschool classes are an extension of Willow Oak Farms' mission to provide hands-on learning experiences for children and families in a farm setting.
About Barnyard Buddies
Our Barnyard Buddies preschool classes are nature-based, allowing each child to lead through curiosity and play, while using the environment around them as a natural learning enhancer. Outdoor play develops creativity, confidence, and realistic risk evaluation while allowing for complete sensory immersion and physical development for your child.
Our classes take place outside on our farm daily, no matter the weather! This allows for a firsthand experience of the changing seasons and shifting weather throughout the year. We will experience all types of weather, sun, rain, and maybe even snow! Our hands-on farm experiences allow for your child to develop self-confidence, independence, and a deeper connection to the natural world around them. As most of our classes are teacher-directed, we encourage free exploration as well.
Preschool/Parent Farm School
Children ages 18 months - 5 years old and their parent/guardian will spend 45 minutes to an hour in the morning exploring the wonders of the farm! Each week brings a new and exciting experience for your little one, from learning to care for and handle farm animals, collecting eggs, or creating farm themed crafts, there will always be something new for your child to see and learn about the farm!
**There will be 1 class offered this Summer-- our Little Gardeners class that offers hands-on cultivating activities! To find out more about each individual class we offer, visit our class description tab.
2023 Summer Session I
Barnyard Buddies SummerWeekly Classes are held on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday mornings for four (4) weeks
Several classes offered each week to choose from:
The weekly time slots are:
*Summer Session II registration will begin June 10th for classes July 12th - August 2nd!
Summer Sessions --
Barnyard Buddies class sizes are limited to 10 students, plus siblings if applicable. We strive to keep class sizes small, to ensure a quality experience for all children!
Ready to register your child for one of our Barnyard Buddies classes? Click the appropriate link below!
Are you interested in signing your child(ren) up for Farm School? Click the link below to find out more about each different class we offer here on the farm! Have questions, feel free to email us at the email below!
Little Farm Hand : Weekly Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Little Gardeners Summer Session I : Weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday
Questions about Barnyard Buddies? Click the link below or contact us for additional information