Teatown Lake Reservation

1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY


Monday -Friday

9 AM -11:45 AM

The Owl Class

Little Leaf brings its values of love, joy and community to Teatown with one mixed-age class of 3-5 year olds.  The class is rooted in Coyote Mentoring practices and the nature-immersion education model, inspired by all that Teatown offers.  As with all of our classes, the Owl class has elements of the Reggio Emilia and Waldorf approaches.  Children spend almost all of their time in the great outdoors in all types of weather.  This class of 15-18 children enjoy a beautiful Oak and Maple Grove forest classroom as their home base.


What is a typical morning like at Teatown?

Arrival at Oak and Maple Grove: Big Body Animal Form Games and Small Motor Loose Parts Play
Circle Time Greetings
Nature Immersion Hike and Sit Spots  
Storytime and Seasonal Nature Investigations
Continued Play in Oak and Maple Grove Forest Classroom 
Closing Circle and Gratitude Share and Reflection


Teatown Lake Reservation

Teatown's beautiful 1000 acres are the children's living classroom.  Located close to the classroom is the Raptor Loop, an exhibit of birds of prey (including a screech owl and bald eagle) that were injured and have been cared for by the naturalists at Teatown.  The nearby Three Lakes Loop trail offers endless opportunities for daily child-friendly hikes.  The children will visit with Teatown's animal ambassadors and enjoy all the exhibits housed within the vibrant nature center.