We offer two preschool programs.
Morning Preschool: 8:30-11:30
Afternoon Preschool: 12:30-3:30
Our programs are high-quality, play-based, child-led which promote independence and curiosity. Children can create in our art-studio, explore in our natural playground, construct and experiment with our loose-parts, and sing and dance during guitar-led music times. Our programs are facilitated by loving staff with a passion for supporting children and families
We believe small class sizes are essential to establishing a calm and nurturing environments where children can develop strong social/emotional skills.
After School Program
We offer an After School Program for children ages 4-6. Our program runs Monday-Friday from 3:30-6:00.
We offer pick-up from Palmerston Avenue Junior Public School.
We’re playful. We explore. We get messy.
“Both of my children attend Gathering Wild, the younger one in the morning session and the older in the afternoon session. I can’t express how wonderful a place it is, and how amazing Kylie and Tennyson are at fostering a deep wonder, excitement and love of learning in my children.
The outdoor, play-based education, child-led and inquiry-based learning model has inspired incredible curiosity, creative ingenuity, resourcefulness and confidence in my children. I am amazed at the life skills they have developed since starting there – using tools, conducting experiments, knowledge of the natural world, paired with a greater ability to self regulate, identify emotions and show empathy.
They both run to school everyday, because in addition to it just being super fun, I believe they feel a deep sense of belonging and acceptance there.
This is how learning should feel. I only wish it lasted for the rest of their learning journeys.
-Sasha Manes, mom of Leo and Ray
Co-Founder, RECE (BASc/Dip), Musician
“Kylie started working with our kids when self-regulation and effective peer socialization were skills we were hoping to have them develop in a meaningful way. She excels at meeting kids where they are and gently guiding them to be their best. I see her treating young children as full people and empowering them through independence, music, and humour. She inspires kids to make responsible choices on their own and has made a tremendous impact on our family.” – Amy
Co-Founder, Textile Artist, ECE Student, Caregiver
“Tennyson has consistently exceeded our expectations, bringing an abundance of energy and enthusiasm to each day. We were always certain our spirited little girl was in safe and incredibly capable hands upon our departure. Tennyson is responsible, creative, fun loving, and incredibly smart. She is an excellent childcare provider, and I wholeheartedly endorse her qualifications and skill set.” – Stacey Welton
A play-based camp for children ages 4 – 6. We get messy, we sing, we play!