Outdoor Preschool Age Programs

Early Childhood With WYP

Meet our two outdoor preschool programs for early childhood: Woolly Bears & Chickadees

WYP Early Childhood Seasons

Friday Chickadees ~ One Day per Week

  • Fall I Session: August 28th- October 20th, 2023
  • Fall II Session: October 23rd- December 15th, 2023
  • Winter Session: January 8th-March 22nd, 2024
  • Spring Session: April 5th-June 7th, 2024

Woolly Bears ~ Two to Four Days per Week

  • Spring Semester: January 8th - June 6th, 2024 (No Programs: March 4, 25-29 & May 27)
  • Fall Semester: August 27th - December 20th, 2024 (No Programs: September 2 & November 25-29)

Woolly Bears and Chickadees are outdoor preschool programs during the school year in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Carpinteria. Children connect with nature through play, curiosity and awareness. Developmentally appropriate routines include gratitude circles, games, and songs— all mirroring the patterns of surrounding nature.

By experiencing seasonal transitions outdoors, children have the opportunity to cultivate a heightened awareness of the subtleties of nature. They direct their own learning by investigating curiosity and ultimately can experience a deep sense of place. These opportunities for growth provide a foundation for physical, emotional, and social intelligence that lasts a lifetime.

Current Openings

Login to your account or create an account to join our waitlist and then email ertvfgene@jlc.bet with the weekly days you would like to attend.

  • Woolly Bears (Carpinteria): Full; waitlist only
  • Woolly Bears (Goleta): Full; waitlist only
  • Friday Chickadees (Goleta): Full; waitlist only
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Chickadees 3-5 1 day/week nature enrichment program Learn More
Woolly Bears (Goleta) 2.5-5 2-4 days/week outdoor preschool program Learn More
Woolly Bears (Carpinteria) 2.5-5 2-4 days/week outdoor preschool program Learn More

Woolly Bears (Goleta)

Ages: 2.5-5
Meets Monday-Thursday, must attend at least 2 days
9AM - 1PM
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Woolly Bears (Carpinteria)

Ages: 3-5
Meets Tuesday-Friday, must attend at least 2 days
9AM - 1PM
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Chickadees

Ages: 3-5
Preschool age program: meets at one location
9AM - 1PM
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Adventure, Learning, Play, Joy and time in Nature are waiting for you. Our professional mentors believe in helping kids play and grow while gaining new skills. Sign up for WYP and support your preschool age child in growing smarter, healthier and happier.