ECO Pathfinders is for children in Preschool (K3, K4) and Kindergarten. Pathfinders offers a combination of hands on learning activities, exploratory play, guided nature walk, loose parts play and an art/craft project.
Our Pathfinders Program will be geared towards children who are in PreK-K (ages 3-6 yrs old). A parent/caregiver will be required to stay with their child(ren).
There are only 10 openings for this program!
Full year payment option: $195 for the year / Sibling discount $175 ($20 discount)
*A $36 discount
½ semester payment option: $103 Fall, $128 Spring / Sibling discount $94 Fall, $117 Spring
In the Fall we will be meeting at Mansel Carter Park (Queen Creek). And in the Spring we will be meeting at Gilbert Riparian Preserve. Both of these locations offer everything we need to meet our program goals.
*ECO has no affiliation with these parks and the City of Queen Creek and City of Gilbert assume no liability.
We will meet every other Tuesday from 10 am -12:30 pm for 18 weeks. You can view the calendar here.
Each class will follow a similar format:
10 am - Storytime and Discussion
10:30 am - Song, Loose Parts Play, Specimen Exploration
11 am - Nature Hike & Hands on Learning Activity
12:00 pm - Craft/Art Project
12:30 pm - Class Ends
We encourage parents to stick around after class to socialize and continue exploring nature.
Each semester we will focus on a different topic. You can view the class syllabus here.
2021-2022 class topics:
Fall - Feathered Friends
Spring - Scaly and Slimy Creatures
Mrs. Kathy and Ms. Gwyn will be the ECO Stewards for this program. You can learn more about them here.
This class is full and registration is now closed. Please complete this form to be added to the waitlist.
Our Trailblazers program is the same as our Pathfinders program and has openings still. Currently this class will be held in Casa Grande, but if we don't receive more registrations we will consider moving this class up to the East Valley to accommodate those on the waitlist.
We will be offering drop in classes throughout the year if you don't make it into the yearly program.