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The Forest Playschool closed after 5 successful years in August 2019, because it is not possible for an outdoor preschool to become licensed by DCFS at this time.

The school community has organized an initiative group called Forest Schools for Illinois. We’re working to pass a bill to create licensing standards for outdoor preschools in our state, as WA has already done. If you would like to be involved, get in touch at forestschoolsil@gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/groups/forestschoolsil/