About Frog Pond:
Frog Pond is a one-of-a-kind nature program located on two acres in the middle of the urban enclave that is Alexandria, VA. It is an inclusive program teaching and nurturing children with a nature-based, science rich curriculum.
Frog Pond has just finished celebrating the Year of the Frog, as we honored our 15th Year Anniversary, through various events, county recognition, fundraisers, and connections with long-time supporters. 2015 was The Year of the Chicken, during which we learned many lessons from our mini-farm of animal friends. You can also check out our Fall Festival page to learn more about The Year of the Chicken!
To inquire about our wait list for 2016-2017, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also welcome to join us for our Winter Open House to be held on February 6th from 9 am – 11 am.
THE GREAT FROG POND FLOOD of 2016:
One of Frog Pond’s classrooms is currently under EMERGENCY REPAIR due to a FLOOD caused by the county sewage line. Unfortunately, we are seeing the limitations of our insurance policy and must turn to our community and alumni supporters for emergency fundraising in order to cover the cost of this repair!
This video message covers the strategy Frog Pond has always used to engage in community support during tough times. We need your help, but WHY you give matters. What we need is an OVERFLOW of love and donations from our community and those who love and support the school’s mission.
The video message outlines the flood costs:
* $20k in clean-up costs
* $30k in renovation/repair
* $20k in classroom supplies/replacement furniture
* $36k in lost revenue
Donations accepted via PayPal on the right panel or via check. There are also details about how to get involved with the ever-expanding Sign-Up Genius list for in-kind donations.
Below is a photo collage of the damage.
Stay tuned the first week of February, for an update on this experience for our area. Please feel free to share this video, with the hashtag #AlexandriaOverflowing so that others in the area can know about our need and the opportunity to help.
Much love from the Pond ~
Gail Dickert, Executive Director
We are community that has been supported since 1998 and place our trust in the integrity of the legacy we have in our area and beyond. Frog Pond Kids need your help!
Take a look at our YouTube Page to see some of our past videos.
Frog Pond celebrated its 15-Year Anniversary in October 2014 by gathering current families, alumni, and local community supporters for a gala with local food, lighthearted music, and endless laughter. Check out more information at this video below:
It’s true! A few years ago, a mama snapping turtle, who laid and buried a batch of eggs on top of Toad Mountain in our big kid play yard, decided to take the express way home.
A class of of pre-schoolers cheered her on as she made her way down the slide. This is just a small sampling of the meaningful teaching moments the children at Frog Pond experience daily (though is certainly the first time we have witnessed a turtle using a slide!)
View the video here! (Be sure to turn your volume up to hear the reaction of the kids.)
Frog Pond is owned and operated by Mother Nurture Company, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to serving working families with young children and connecting children with nature.