~ Our Mission ~
Muddy Boot Prints is Vancouver’s newest Outdoor Early Learning Program that follows the Forest School Philosophy but adapted to suit an urban environment. Operating out of various parks in Vancouver, Muddy Boot Prints connects children to the land in our local, beautiful and vibrant parks. The parks become our classroom and Mother Nature one of our teachers as she is constantly changing providing innumerable educational opportunities. The natural environment also offers plenty of obstacles and opportunities for children to investigate and explore. Alongside the Forest School philosophy, at Muddy Boot Prints we approach teaching compassion and empathy through volunteering and gifting art we’ve made to people. Muddy Boot Prints ensures that each child who enters our programs is provided the best educational and learning outcomes while maintaining high activity levels with our highly trained, certified, and motivated staff.
Due to the pandemic, we have suspended our Give Weeks until it is once again safe to ride transit and interact with the public safely.
~ Our Vision ~
It is our vision to assist children in connecting to the land and all it has to offer in hopes that the children will innately begin to take care of the land. Learning to listen and look for local wildlife, learning about plant identification, as well as the importance of bees, are just a few ways to connect our children to the land. By developing their observation skills, they will not only learn to listen to our world, but also to themselves and others around them. Muddy Boot Prints is passionate about outdoor education and the importance it holds in a young child’s life. We are committed to bringing a positive outdoor experience to all children involved in our programs.