Social Learning * Playful Exploration * Nature Connection


Half Day Nature Immersion Program for Ages 4-5*

September through May, 9:00am to 12:00pm


In our Sprouts program (formerly Maple Seeds), young children have the opportunity to cultivate a strong connection with the natural world through hands on exploration, story telling and imaginative play. The forest gives us ample opportunities to develop balance, resilience, focus and motor skills. We have so much fun climbing, running, jumping, digging and splashing our way through the landscape, learning about our plant and animal friends as we go. Together we practice being kind, mindful and respectful friends to each other and to all the living things in our ecosystem. Nature crafts, yoga, music, plant and animal identification and gardening all find their way into our magical mornings together. There is a 5:1 child to staff ratio in Sprouts.

The program will be outdoors, rain, snow or shine unless weather is extreme and potentially dangerous (such as high winds, low wind chill, low temps and steady rain, or unsafe driving conditions), which may result in cancellation.

Children must be at least 4 years old by the start of the program to join the Sprouts cohort.



Choose to attend 1 to 4 days per week from 9:00am to 12:00pm for the school year. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays are available.



Please email transform@throughthetrees.org to inquire about current openings for the 2022-23 program.

Interested in 2023-24? SCHEDULE A TOUR!


A $30 Registration fee and non-refundable Deposit per child will be applied for all enrollments. Tuition is divided into 9 payments, due the 1st of each month and automatically charged to the card used at registration. If there is space in the current nine-month program, tuition can be prorated.

#Days/Week 9-Month
One $1,461
Two $2,892
Three $4,323
Four $5,754

Family Discount: When enrolling more than one child, enter coupon code FAMILY to receive 10% off.

If you need financial assistance, please see directions for scholarships below BEFORE ENROLLING.



We are committed to supporting and creating a community that is reflective of Maine's economic diversity. A limited number of Scholarships are available to families who are unable to pay full tuition cost. We encourage you to complete a scholarship application if full tuition pricing creates a financial hardship. 

Please complete a scholarship form BEFORE ENROLLING. Once a Scholarship Form is completed, you will be emailed instructions on how to enroll with scholarship assistance.





If you must withdraw your child from the program a 30-day notification is required. If at least 30 days notice is given, the remaining monthly payments will be canceled. If less than 30-days notice is given, the next month's payment is required, and all remaining tuition payments thereafter will be canceled. Notice of withdrawal must be emailed to transform@throughthetrees.org. The $30 registration fee and deposit upon enrollment are non-refundable. 


"Let them once get in touch with Nature and a habit is formed which will be a source of delight through life."
-Charlotte Mason