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Fall 2019-Spring 2020

AFK @ Sandy Creek Park

We are accepting new students on a rolling admission basis. Please scroll to the bottom of this page and click “apply” to complete the application form.

Program Details

Athens Forest Kindergarten is for children ages 3-6. We meet September through April, every Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-1:00 at Sandy Creek Park. This is an immersive, child-led educational experience in nature. Read all the details of our 2019-2020 program here. You might also want to read our FAQ page to learn more about what to expect. Please feel free to email Dr. Whitaker at or send a message through our Facebook page if you have specific questions about the fit of the program for your child.

Additional Benefits

When you enroll your child in Athens Forest Kindergarten you will also receive:

  • Snack and lunch for your child during forest kindergarten (trail mix; rice & beans)

  • Free AFK Playgroup for your child (Fridays; regularly $10; offer details in handbook)

  • Free entry to Sandy Creek Park for a year (annual Sandy Creek Park Family Pass provided by AFK)

  • Two free parent education workshops per year

The application process

Scroll to the bottom of this page and click “Apply”. You will be directed to fill out an application form. After you submit your application form, you will receive a confirmation email. If your child is invited to enroll, we require an Enrollment and Materials fee fee ($125, non-refundable) to hold their spot within one week. When you enroll, you will receive access to the full handbook.

Forest Kindergarten Application

General Inquiries

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