Before & After School

Children’s Forest is a community-based program offering a comprehensive approach to child development. Children enjoy supportive, nurturing, and fun, before and after-school programs.

 

Our unique and engaging programming includes: Sports Fundamentals (Soccer, Hockey, Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse), Martial Arts, Gymnastics, Yoga, Music, Hip Hop, Dramatic Theatre, Pawsitively Pets, Reptilia, Mystic Drumz, Creative Art Studio, Lego Engineering, Mad Science, Robotics Programming, Pottery for Kids, Archery, Coding, Foam Days, Kids Kitchen Cooking and Baking, Chess Club, Field Trips, dedicated Homework Club and more!

Yoga

Yoga for kids is designed to help children meditate, learn their bodies, and express themselves in poses. Yoga is about self-expression and allowing children to challenge their bodies in a safe way with purpose. Meditation improves memory, concentration, and focus, all the while having fun!

Art Studio

Art Studio for Children has inspired a love of art in thousands of North Toronto families, in schools, her studio and in cottage country. It is never just about the art. Nancy uses art to build confidence, humour and creative solutions in her students while creating beautiful original pieces of art!

Reptilia

Imagine, where kids can hand-feed a gecko, help hold one of the world’s largest snakes, or cheer on their favourite hard-shelled competitor in our legendary turtle race! Reptilia’s education program strives to provide that “fun” aspect of learning with interactive experiences with reptiles and other fascinating animals.

Soccer

Soccer combines training and instruction with the objective of guiding players to attain their maximum potential in the game of soccer. Skill and tactical development and the maximization of game enjoyment are highlighted through a training process that emphasizes fair play, respect, team spirit and enjoyment of the game.

Pawsitively Pets

Pawsitively Pets is a live animal program that teaches your children about animals from around the world. The teach how to handle animals, where they live, what they eat and more! Each child gets to hold and pet and interact with each animal.

Mad Science

Mad Science transforms laboratory science into fun, interactive learning experiences for kids. Mad Science programs encourage scientific literacy in children in an age when science is as vital as reading, writing and arithmetic and they don’t stop there. Their approach to teaching science invites children to pursue STEM careers.

Gymnastics

The Gymnastics program develops balance, flexibility, and coordination. It also encourages self-confidence, motivation, and concentration.

Homework Club

Homework Club is not only about helping each student complete the work assigned to them by their school teachers but to be proud of what they have accomplished. Projects and assignments will be completed with care and on time. All of this is done in a fun and caring environment.

Hockey

Hockey combines training and instruction with the objective of guiding players to attain their maximum potential in the sport of hockey. Skill and tactical development and the maximization of game enjoyment are highlighted through a training process that emphasizes fair play, respect, team spirit and enjoyment of the game.

Mystic Drumz

Mystic Drumz is an international leading provider of World Music education, specializing in bringing interactive percussion experiences to your child. Their unique rhythm and sound programs excite, enlighten, and engage audiences of all ages. Hands-on interactive sessions and performances showcase eclectic percussion instruments sourced from around the globe. They link geography to sounds, rhythms to science, and laughter to learning.

LEGO Engineering

Lego Engineering is an educational program committed to providing kids with fun and engaging programs that develop skills in imagination, creativity, problem solving, time management, presentation, and teamwork. Our programs are engaging and inclusive for all participants to challenge themselves to go beyond their perceived expectations and see results that empower them to want to learn more.

Get Set Go Athletics

Our sports programs are geared towards developing your child’s gross motor, team work, and individual skills, in a non-competitive environment. Coach Josh is high-energy and fun-focused while he teaches hockey, baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and more!

Martial Arts

Martial Arts combines traditional philosophy with modern day techniques. Learning practical martial arts skills can be combined with physical exercise to create a great experience for all ages.

Kids Kitchen

Kids cooking program is all about fun! Children learn about the basics of food preparation, cooking and baking techniques, healthy eating, and most of all they will learn how to make and enjoy wonderful food.

Hip Hop

Our hip hop program fosters a love of movement and sound. It allows each child to express themselves in a positive and nurturing environment. Each program is run by an experienced instructor who leads with their own love and passion for the arts.

Field Trips

Children’s Forest embarks on adventures as often as possible visiting places like the local Fire Station, Library, Games Café, Ice Cream Shop, and more!

Local Artists

Children’s Forest brings in local artists, productions, and theatre programs to work with the children in expanding imagination and creativity. Children get to experience activities that they wouldn’t

Speciality Programs and Guests

At Children’s Forest we are always trying fun and exciting activities like our well-known foam parties and the newest edition, our dunk tank days. Every year we introduce new and interesting programming. We also bring in speciality guests like our recent skype call with Astronaut Chris Hadfield.

Robotics Programming

Children gain skills in a multiple of robotics programming including VEX IQ, Lego WeDo, EV3 Mindstorm and more! Children gain skills in construction, sequencing, and estimation. Children develop skills in critical thinking while learning to build models working with motors and sensors. As children grow in the program they will further their skills in graphical-based and C-based programming, mathematics, teamwork, and presentation.

Coding

Children learn concepts of coding through playing games, animations, and building interactive stories with Scratch 2.0. As children grow in the program they will be introduced to program languages like Java, C, C++, and C#.

Archery

Archery is one of our speciality programs that develops gross motor skills, concentration, team building and more! Children love learning the techniques and precision that come with the sport!

Animation Stop Motion

Children outline their plots, choose storyboards, and bring their very own movies to life – one frame at a time. Children will learn how to create an audio track with sound effects, music, and voice-overs. Then they will digitally edit film and screen it. Children learn to use digital creative tools, exercise their imaginations, and bring storytelling to life.