Now Accepting Applications

Fall 2019-Spring 2020

AFK @ Sandy Creek Park

Scroll to the bottom of this page and click “apply” to complete the application form and continue to payment.

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

The application period is open now. Thank you for your patience as we leave the application period open long enough to give all families a chance to participate.

When you submit your application form, you will receive a confirmation email. If your child is invited to enroll, we require an enrollment 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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