Parent input sought for preschool program at Monk Botanical Gardens

Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 11:18 AM CDT
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Monk Botanical Gardens is hoping to launch a preschool program next fall and is seeking parent input.

The Gardens is developing a preschool program, Sprouts Garden Preschool, which would use gardening and nature as its curriculum foundation.

According to an email sent to supporters, at least 75% of the time the students will be outside.  The program would host 3, 4, and 5-year-olds.

Last fall the Gardens partnered with Marathon County Head Start to provide six half-day field trips to two of their classrooms. This fall the program will continue, serving nine classrooms of 3-5 year-olds, providing over 18 hours of environmental education to 90 students.

Click here to go to the survey.

The Monk Botanical Gardens occupy a 21-acre property on the West Side of Wausau, at 1800 N. First Ave. It’s named for Robert W. Monk, who donated the land for the development of the public garden.

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