Tiny Treks is an innovative, outdoor Parent/Child and forest school. Since 1997, we have been teaching and living a belief that children learn best through nature and play-providing hands-on experiences, building academic and social emotional skills.  We engage and excite every sense as your child embarks on amazing Tiny Treks adventures. In our program, children learn compassion, empathy, and develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.

 If you want to infuse your children with a love of the outdoors, while teaching them through exploration of their natural surroundings, then Tiny Treks is the right program for your childern AND your family!

Parents attend all sessions and embark on nature adventures together with their children. Through a STEAM curriculum we teach science, critical thinking, math, pre-literacy, social emotional development and art exploration. We believe nature is our best classroom, and that kids learn best through experiential learning outdoors.  Together we foster a love of the outdoors.

Our Locations/Sign-up

Bay Area - Peninsula

Bay Area - North Peninsula

Bay Area - South Bay

BAy Area -


Seattle - Eastside

Take the Walls Away and Let the Kids Play!

There is no such thing as a normal day in a Tiny Treks classroom because we let nature be our guide.

We DO know that young children need predictability and routine, so we set a structured foundation for the class

We build in room for our experienced and thoroughly-trained teachers to create a unique classroom experience out of a beautiful park, farm, beach, or forest in the area.

A Typical Day

A musical circle time with movement, rhythm, songs, and more.

A family-style snack with a themed story time.

An arts and crafts project, when appropriate.

Balancing, climbing, jumping, running and a variety of gross motor skills activities.

Exploration which incorporates problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Hiking and learning about our environment and living things.

Getting Ready for Traditional School.

The best way to prepare for the transition to kindergarten, is to live and learn now, without pressure and worry about the next steps. Thousands of Tiny Trekkers, over the past 20 years, have learned that the most important skills in any educational setting are to love learning, take risks, challenge yourself and solve problems.

Our in-depth curriculum intertwines important kinesthetic, visual and auditory practices to help children with their development and prepare them for Kindergarten.

With the confidence we build in Tiny Treks, your child will be ready for wherever their journey leads.

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What Parents Say

TINY TREKS!!!!! I cannot say enough great things about our experience. The teachers are fantastic, the curriculum is spot on for little ones and parents, the locations are incredible, the owner/staff are super responsive to questions, the price is right!, and my child has never been happier in a class! I'm trying to provide meaningful experiences outdoors with my child while she is young and Tiny Treks is the perfect class to do that!

Our family loves Tiny Treks. I'm partial to the Reggio Emilia philosophy for preschool that emphasizes the outdoors, exploration, and child's play. I felt like Tiny Treks embodies that philosophy and that the teacher's do a great job drawing the kids in/ building on the interest of each child.-Grace Chu