Outdoor Elementary Homeschool Program

Operating in Santa Barbara & LA/San Fernando Valley

About Our Program

We are a daytime outdoor enrichment program for TK-4th graders providing homeschooling families unique hands-on nature activities, art projects, nature crafts, scientific discovery, and a great deal of interest-led exploration. Our program is anchored in child-led, "place-based" nature learning, which provides unlimited opportunities for cross-curricular studies engaging children in hands-on projects, experiments and deep dives into spontaneous investigations - all while developing confidence and a love for the natural world around them!


Students may attend up to 2x/week in our fun and intimate groups (max 14 with 7:1 student/staff ratios). Our Directors and Facilitators have completed comprehensive trainings in Elementary Forest Schooling, Environmental Education, Naturalist Studies, Early Childhood Development, Emotional Development, Elementary Education, Elementary Montessori, Wilderness First Aid, and Leadership. We hope you can join us this year!


Exploration Stations

Welcome Explorers! The crux of our learning is in our Exploration Stations where children choose their own adventures during our daily activity sessions. We facilitate new content each week covering the following areas over the school year:

Nature Studies

Explore the five senses, discover and compare different habitats and ecosystems, and engage with the plants and animals who live there.

Culture Around the World

Experience different periods in history through arts and crafts, using materials and techniques that children and families enjoyed in their daily lives. 

Waldorf & Process Art

Learn creative ways to immerse yourself in artistic expression using unique processes as well as  with watercolors, chalks, dry paints, crayons, and pencils.

Wilderness Skills

Develop basic survival skills to be a nature explorer learning how to use tools, knots, how to build shelter, and identify various nature dangers.

Local History

Learn about the practices and try making crafts from the Chumash and other Native American cultures from around the Western United States.

Music 

Sing songs, listen to music and learn to recognize different elements of music, particularly the stories told through song, and the art they inspire.

Ecology

Enjoy nature-based science activities and games. Take advantage of these natural opportunities as we deep dive into our local wilderness.

Wildcrafting

Use nature as a foundation for arts & crafts creations. Discover how to immerse yourself in the wild to make creative and useful expressions.

Independent Study

Interested in continuing a project from home? Or pursuing a topic of your own? We work with you to facilitate other topics of interests.


Every Day Also Includes:

Kindness & Respect

Let your Whole Child grow through kind, polite communication, and respectfully treating all living things the way we would like to be treated.

Nature Walks

Build on hiking skills starting with wilderness wanders, and growing to optional longer hikes all while growing self-confidence and tenacity.

Open Arts & Crafts

Paint, draw, sew, gather, collect and assemble crafts and make artwork. Every day includes free expression in the form of various arts and crafts.

Games & Free Play

Run and play and create! Kids always enjoy a healthy helping of free-form fun to move their bodies and learn through child-led play!

Our California Locations:

Santa Barbara 

Join us one or two days a week for outdoor elementary homeschool programs in rotating outdoor locations throughout Santa Barbara and Goleta. Our quarters run in Fall, Winter and Spring from September to June. 

  • TK-4th graders
  • Daily programs: Mon - Thurs
  • Select up to two days at registration
  • 9am-2pm
  • Charter School / Heartland Approved
  • More details in registration portal

LA / SF Valley

Join us one or two days a week for outdoor elementary homeschool programs in the East San Fernando Valley, including Griffith Park and the Burbank Hills. Our quarters run in Fall, Winter and Spring from September to June. 

  • TK-4th graders
  • Daily programs: Tuesday-Friday
  • Select up to two days at registration
  • 9am-2pm
  • Inquire about Charter School approval
  • More details in registration portal

But what do you do when it rains?

Read our FAQ's to learn more about our rhythms and practices including how to enroll with CA Charter School funds.

Now Enrolling for 2022-23 School Year!

10 Week Quarters | Rolling Admissions | Space Permitting


Fall: September 26-December 8th, 2022
Winter: January 2nd-March 9th, 2023
Spring: March 27-June 1st, 2023

1 Day per week

(10 Week Quarterly Commitment)

$730 per quarter

Payment Options:

  • Pay 10 weeks in full ($730)
  • 3 Monthly installments: ($295 / $295 / $148)
  • Heartland funds accepted

Select day in registration portal

2 Days per week

(10 Week Quarterly Commitment)

$1460 per quarter

Payment Options:

  • Pay 10 weeks in full ($1460)
  • 3 Monthly installments: ($590 / $590 / $295)
  • Heartland funds accepted

Select days in registration portal

Daily Drop-in

(No Commitment)

$80/day

New or returning families:

  • Try us for a day
  • Add an occasional 2nd day for current students
  • Space permitting

Email us: hello@enrichedkids.us

Come join us for a school year to remember!

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