EARLY EDUCATION APPROACH

nature-inspired learning

Wild Desert Kids offers nature-inspired learning through everyday experiences & exploration of art, music, and literature.

We are a homeschool co-op, a nature group, or we like to think of us as a forest school in the desert.

wild desert kids
wild desert kids
Our learning

we are passionate about exploration

Welcome to a world of learning where nature comes alive through the eyes of curious minds. 

Enveloped in a nature-inspired learning, our foundation lies in empowering children to enhance both their gross and fine motor skills, ignite creativity, hone critical thinking, foster problem-solving abilities, and embrace personal growth. All of this unfolds naturally through the realm of everyday play and the joyous exploration of their outdoor surroundings.

play-based learning

in-person meet-ups

wild minis & walkers

wild minis & walkers

Nature walking group for all ages with a focus on 0-5. This includes a weekly story time, mingle, and stroller stride or short hike for parents & their minis.

wild babes

wild babes

Hands-on learning for ages 18 months to 3 years hosted outdoors. This includes a parent-child weekly meetup and monthly field trip with nature-focused lesson, movement, and music!

wild littles

wild littles

Hands-on learning program for ages 3 to 5 years hosted outdoors. This includes a parent-child weekly meetup and monthly field trip with nature-focused lesson, movement, and music!

wild explorers

wild explorers

Hands-on learning program for ages 5 to 6 years hosted both outdoors and indoors. This includes a parent-child weekly meetup and monthly field trip with nature-focused lesson, movement, and music!

wild littles

muddy buddies

Hybrid meetup group for all ages, (geared towards 15mths - 5 yrs) hosted outdoors. This includes a parent-child bi-weekly meetup starting with a walk to move our bodies, music, story time, and then muddy buddy play time through nature.

SPECIAL Winter SESSION | DECEMBER - JANUARY

group schedule

All Ages

wild minis & walkers

We are offering a special winter session for our stroller walking group! We are moms and dads with kids (mainly ages 0-5) who pick a walking trail, hike, or loop around the area to meet at, move our bodies, and mingle! All ages are welcome. Different locations every week.

We meet weekly for 1-1.5 hours, starting with a walk and ending with a story time and play for kids.

One session offered - 7 weeks long with 5 Group Session Dates (No meetups Christmas or New Year weeks)

Winter / Spring session 2024 | January - May

group schedule

Please note that additional sessions may be added on an as needed basis.

All Ages

wild walkers

Winter/Spring session begins end of January 2024 and will run for 16 weeks. We meet weekly for 1-1.5 hours.

Once sessions offered. Henderson Area.

All ages

muddy buddies

Winter/Spring session begins end of January 2024 and will run for 16 weeks. We meet every other week for 2 hours.

One session offered. Spring Valley/Summerlin Area.

AGES 18 months - 3 years

wild babes

Winter/Spring session begins end of January 2024 and will run for 16 weeks. We meet weekly for 1 hour.

Two sessions offered.

AGES 3 - 5 years

wild littles

Winter/Spring session begins end of January 2024 and will run for 16 weeks. We meet weekly for 1-1.5 hours.

One session offered.

AGES 5 - 6 years

wild explorers

Winter/Spring session begins end of January 2024 and will run for 16 weeks. We meet weekly for 2 hours.

One session offered.

*Times are tentative and will be solidified once groups are formed - if there is not enough interest in a se ssion, you will be notified to switch sessions or receive a refund. Additional sessions may be added on an as needed basis. Sessions are a total of 16 weeks unless otherwise noted. Meetups are hosted at local outdoor locations in Henderson, Nevada with field trips all around the valley. We will be adding in a Las Vegas meetup group starting Spring 2024.
Our programs are offered for ages 0-6. If your child is on the cusp, please reach out to see which program is best. No siblings unless same age group or under the age of 1. 20% Sibling Discount. Limited spots for each session to ensure small group setting.

our values

what makes us different

Parent-Child Centered

We encourage parents to get outside with their children in our program. Parents learn to boost their child's learning process while making sure the child is totally comfy and all set to dive into learning!

Creativity

Each lesson includes literature, music, movement, craft, sensory play, and exploring nature.

Skills

Each lesson will encourage critical thinking, language development, fine and gross motor skills, imagination, and creativity.

Easy-to-Follow

Our mini-lessons are not only easy to follow, but they were created to be low cost to encourage and empower parents.

Meet the teachers

passionate about exploration

leanna carson wild desert kids
Leanna Carson

Founder & Teacher: All Ages

jen barrone wild desert kids teachers
Jen Barrone

Wild Littles Teacher

atayjah brown wild desert kids
Tay Hurt-Brown

Muddy Buddies Teacher

miss alex bon wild desert kids
Alex Bon

Teacher - Maternity Leave

education flourishes when nature becomes the ultimate mentor.