FAQs about the Nature Together Outdoor Preschool Program including weather, registration and more.
What do you do if it rains?
We still have class outside! We have class outside every day, no matter what the weather. As long as they are dressed appropriately, kids love being out in the rain and splashing in puddles. We believe there is no such thing as bad weather, but there are poor clothing choices. When you enroll your child, we will suggest specific clothing to keep your child warm and dry.
What do you do in extreme weather?
Nature Together follows the Mukilteo School District lead. You can find out whether the Mukilteo School District has cancelled classes by checking their website (https://www.mukilteoschools.org). If Mukilteo schools are cancelled due to extreme weather, Nature Together is also cancelled.
In the case of high wind advisories, Nature Together will NOT be heading into the forest for safety reasons and class will be canceled.
There will be no refunds in the case of extreme weather cancelations.
What do you do if my child has to use the bathroom?
Either Miss Kris or the assistant teacher will walk your child out of the forest to the portable toilet near the community garden. Encourage your child to use the bathroom at home before class begins.
What if my child is sick?
In light of our current situation and possibility of Covid-19, we require all children to stay home if they show any signs of illness. If your child has a runny nose, fever, cough, diarrhea, vomiting, or any other signs of not feeling well, please keep them home.
Where are your classes located?
Our preschool program is located at the community garden shelter (4407 76th St SW, Mukilteo, WA 98275) at Japanese Gulch south trailhead. We will use the garden shelter and the surrounding woods of the gulch.
When Will Programs Resume?
We’ve recently had inquiries about summer camps and preschool in the fall. All of us at Nature Together are eager to start teaching in the woods again. We miss seeing our smiling students and their families. We miss the natural discoveries that each day brings. We miss the routine. Spring session is gone due to Covid-19, but our programs will be back.
Because we teach in city parks we follow city guidelines. The city said to prepare as though programs will be operational in September and beyond until it becomes apparent otherwise. We are playing it safe and not holding any summer camps, but Walk in the Woods Wednesdays will be offered in August.
What if I need to withdraw my child from class?
Nature Together depends on tuition to operate, but we understand that unforeseen events can occur and withdrawal may be required. If you choose to withdraw your child from our program, we require that you give us a two week written notice to allow possible tuition refunds and also to open enrollment to others.
If you choose to withdraw before the beginning of a school session then a full refund will be issued minus the deposit/processing fee of $125. If you choose to withdraw during the school session then the refund will be prorated minus the $125 deposit/processing fee.