Nature-Based 4K Program at Riveredge
What better classroom than hundreds of acres of wild Wisconsin?
Our nature based 4K partnership with the West Bend School District and Kettle Moraine YMCA – West Bend continues to amaze. Neither snow nor rain nor heat keeps them from exploring and learning outside every day!
The program features hands-on, child-centered opportunities for learning through exploration and discovery in rich outdoor settings. Through a wide variety of seasonally appropriate experiences, children develop a strong connection with the natural world and build fundamental skills needed to prepare them for kindergarten.
What makes 4K at Riveredge Amazing?
400+ acres to explore
75% of instruction immersed in nature based learning
two days/week at Riveredge and two days at Holy Trinity in Newburg
Families receive a free 1 year membership to Riveredge Nature Center
before and after 4K child care available through the ymca
Families with children enrolled 5 days per week will receive a free family membership to the YMCA
Focus is on social/emotional growth that helps children gain confidence in school readiness skills and independence
“I cannot say enough good things about this program. I feel so blessed that my child is able to be a part of it. I love that my daughter is learning things that will help her advance and prepare for elementary school and, above all, I love the independence and confidence she has gained.“4K Parent