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Cedarsong Nature School

Hickory Hill Nature School is proud to be an Accredited Cedarsong School.

Cedarsong Nature School ( is an award-winning leader in the U.S. Forest Kindergarten movement and has received international accolades for its groundbreaking work. Schools that are Certified as Accredited Cedarsong Schools are verified to be using The Cedarsong Way teaching methodology including a commitment to nature immersion and unstructured free play; flow learning; inquiry-based teaching; emergent curriculum and documentation of the learning. Schools that are Accredited Cedarsong Schools
have proven to be operating at the same high level of excellence as the original Cedarsong Nature School. Cedarsong Accreditation is your assurance of the best quality outdoor education program.

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The American Forest Kindergarten Association

The American Forest Kindergarten Association is a national organization bringing together educators, parents, policy-makers, and other stakeholders passionate about the forest kindergarten model.


Erin Kenny, Founder of Cedarsong Nature School and AFKA

Board Members are:

Stacey Gummey, President

Emily Bryce, Vice President

Julie Shuell, Secretary

Vanessa Jayne Daquilante, Treasurer

Kimberly Worthington

Jessica Curto

Jessica Ladin

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