Monday, October 7

OUTDOOR PROGRAMMING WITH RIDGEWOOD OUTDOOR CHILD CARE CENTRE





We spend fifteen minutes with Sara Reesi, the director of the program, who told us all about the exciting and innovative Ridgewood Program, located in Perth, Ontario.

We operate in a 190 acres of wilderness and preserved land. A pristine environment to learn, play and heal in nature!

100% outdoor wilderness and educational experiences for children, families, educators, and the community: The property features a seasonal creek, a fenced pond, meadows, trails, a fenced garden, a beaver pond, a great variety of rocks and minerals,   wild gardens, a variety of trees, flower gardens,  medicinal plants, raspberry bushes, apple and pear orchards, and much more! A sacred Land!

In the middle of the wilderness: We have 2 tree house type "outdoor class classrooms"/playrooms. Approved by the City of Ottawa each with a wood burning stove, compost toilet, and much more

 Our office is located in a cabin: An artist in residence painted on the outdoor of the cabin a beautiful nature scene!

Ridgewoods operates in the property of Carp Ridge Ecowellness Center in Carp: A Natural path clinic and IV clinic

Students are welcome to do their placement at Ridgewoods Outdoor Programs and in the nature Preschool and Kindergarten, and /or other programs

Sara currently teaches ECE courses with Algonquin college and can be emailed at:  enquiries@discover-ridgewoods.com

Algonquin College ECE Program Facebook Page:      https://www.facebook.com/#!/ACEarlyChildhoodEd