Enrollment

  • Our program serves children age 3 to 8 years old. Homeschool, Camps and Enrichment programs ages 4 to 9 yo
  • Enrollment

    The program operates Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm spanning from September to May. Non-School Days (Holidays) and Weekly Camps during Spring and Summer.
    • Age Group:
      Preschool 3 to 6 y/o
      Homeschool 4 to 8 y/o
      Nature Camps 4 to 8 y/o
    • Class Size:
      Teacher Student Ratio 1:6 Preschool

      Teacher Student Ratio 1:10 TK, K, 1, 2 Grade
    • Pricing:
      One day, $65
      Two, three, and four days, $50 per day
    • Sessions:
      Preschool: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm M -Th
      Homeschool: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. M -Th
      Nature Camps and Non- School days: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Rhythm of the Day

  • Nature - based and Spanish Immersion Program

    Children need time and space to explore the world. Time to know what they want instead of wanting what adults want. When adults micromanage children’s childhood, they lose their satisfaction for life, which is why child-led activities are so important in the early years. At Kidwings they will experience real-life while they develop healthy boundaries in a nurturing environment. Small adventures, wilderness walks, mindfulness exercises, exposure to a new language, moments of silence or screaming, or moments of loneliness or safe spaces to express emotions, all these experiences along with clear and well-established limits, help the child gain confidence and independence.

    • Arrival
    • We have our welcome circle. Through songs, stories, morning movement (Yoga Moves are basic Asanas, sun salute and animals poses) children will be connected to the season, and experience an opportunity to stretch their bodies.
    • We venture into our wilderness exploration a nature walk to collect things from nature. Free play outside offers many opportunities for connection with the natural world around them, and opportunities for negotiation, teamwork, and investigation.
    • Discuss morning Observations
    • Hand Washing and Snack
    • Main Activity , Group Games, learning, Free Play and Crafts
    • Quiet Time Breathing, Meditation
    • Storytime
    • Slow down with a picnic brought from home and free play.
    • Children are picked up
  • Location

    Every week we travel to different locations so students can explore a variety of local, natural places. Children are exposed to a diversity of environments, structures, materials, and challenges as they engage in activities in locations throughout San Diego such as parks, farms, community gardens, and historic places.

    Main Locations:

    Presidio Park
    Tecolote Canyon
    Balboa Park
    Local Beaches
    Lakes
    Nature Exploration Area ( Central San Diego)
    Water Conservation Garden ( East County)
    Chollas Lake
    Rancho Penasquitos Creek Park
    Switzer Canyon

    Once in awhile Indoor and far Field Trips:

    City Farmers Nursery
    Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
    New Children’s Museum
    Different Museums

    • KidWings Nature School is a magical place because of the amazing woman behind it. Not only do I trust Sandra with my son, I know that she is offering him the kind of education that our family believes in: a school with no walls and play-based exploration in nature, where children can see and feel science, art, math, reading and so much more. I love Sandra for her gentle heart, her kindness, her incredible compassion, understanding, and her unique and wonderful way with children. And it’s not just me; my son adores her, too. Out of the blue, he has told me, “mama, I miss Sandra.” I know I have made the right choice to send my kiddo to KidWings and hope that you choose to give your child this amazing experience as well.

      Elyssa, Mom of 2
    • My son attends this school and it truly is AMAZING! Taking the kids to explore and play in nature…letting them be kids first, is wonderful! Lincoln comes home each time filled with wonder and played out! And the variety of things they do is the bee’s knees! Very much recommend this for any child! Thanks, KidWings for taking such good care of my happy little one! ❤

      Ashleigh, Mom of a 4 yo
  • Questions and Answers
    WHAT HAPPENS IF RAINS?

    As a German proverb says, “there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes”. Playing outside despite bad weather is compatible as long as the clothes are appropriate. In any case, in order to ensure the health of everyone, in the case of heavy rainstorms or hurricane winds, we prefer to stay in the refuge and play quietly.
    The kids do not notice the cold and the humidity if they are well sheltered Anyway, when it is very cold we keep them in constant movement with physical games. We have observed that the children are accustomed to the cold better than the adults and develop more mental resistance to the low temperatures.
    Right clothes are required (water boots, pants, and waterproof jacket). Anyway, a complete change of clothing is always necessary and when the kids play with so much passion that ends up soaking, we change from head to toe.
    In rare cases of extreme weather (lightning storms, severe wind, and rain, etc.) class will be canceled and credit issued.

    HOW DO YOU GUARANTEE THE SECURITY OF THE GROUP?

    Health and safety are important issues and this is commonly remembered between adults and children. The school establishes a few limits but very clear (never lose sight of one of the educators, do not leave the streets without warning …). We start from trust and firmness and this generates security, tranquility and sense of responsibility for children. Educators previously evaluate each new site that children discover, based on the health and safety criteria. We also encourage small children to take on challenges and risks that are appropriate to their possibilities (climbing a tree, jumping, loading logs and branches, etc.), as a way of learning and developing the capabilities to cope with the difficulties of the day to day. The little ones learn to value for themselves what they can do, where they have limits and fears, what they want to overcome, what is safe or not, etc.
    Educators always carry with them a first aid kit and a mobile phone.

    WHAT ABOUT BATHROOM VISITS?

    We encourage families to bring their children to the bathroom before leaving home. The children always wash their hands with soap and water before and after eating. We have access to public restrooms. For smaller kids we have a portable sanitation. For children with diaper, we accompany their natural process of control of sphincters, without pressure or judgment and if they ever get wet, we change clothes without problems.

    WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD BRING?

    Please prepare your child daily with a backpack, including:

    Extra set of clothes: shirt, pants, socks, underwear, shoes and sun hat
    Healthy, high energy snack
    Brown bag lunch
    Water bottle
    Mineral based sunscreen

    Children should arrive with a full stomach, having already visited the bathroom.

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