About

I strive to be an active member of our local community.

I am a steward of our local eco-system, the parks & places where nature lives.

At Sprouting Knowledge we follow Forest Schools Ethos & Principles

I am guided and inspired by the wisdom of listening deeply to my heart and intuition.
The beauty of working in nature is that it allows us the time and space to hear those messages, reflect and take action.

All programs run in Peterson Creek, a culturally significant area to our local First Nation.
I respectfully acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Secwepemc Nation and the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc people.

Mission

Sprouting Knowledge is dedicated to providing rich playful opportunities for children and their families to connect to nature. I strive to build relationships that support and nurture our development as human beings through play, observation, reflection and stewardship.

Vision

I seek to be an organization that inspires families to connect more deeply to the natural world and thus care for it as they would their children.

Core Values

I believe in developmentally appropriate practice in education that meets the needs of the children and families we serve. I strive to provide the highest quality programming possible by committing to forming strong relationships and using personal reflection as a tool for my own growth.

I firmly believe we are stewards of the land where we work and play. It is our responsibility, as stewards, to leave the eco-system better than when we found it and to engage in sustainable, ethical practices always in all ways; To give back to the land and our community in ways which show our gratitude.

“Unless we are willing to encourage our children to reconnect with and appreciate the natural world,
we can’t expect them to help protect and care for it.”

~ David Suzuki

* This website is full of links and snippets of articles regarding the research, studies and articles that guide and influence my work.


Krystal Jeffery

Lead Facilitator | Founder | Director | Dreamer | ECE  NCCP Coach

“I genuinely love children. It is my role as a teacher to ensure I am lovingly meeting them exactly where they are at. Whether I am watching or listening to their play or helping them put back on that mitten that is just a little bit too tricky it is my job to be their guidepost toward a strong a capable sense of self.”

Krystal is an advocate for unsupervised freedom in play, we get there by supporting young children to engage in risky-play. She knows kids are capable and competent learners and values her role in supporting them in that place.
She loves sharing the little seeds of learning that happen in the moment. Rather than forcing a curriculum of set games and activities she prefers to keep a wheelhouse of ideas close at hand, ready to share when  the moment happens.

Krystal is a Forest School Practitioner and ECE with a current Wilderness First Aid Certificate which was re-certified March 2019. She is also a NCCP Community Sport Coach (#6147647)

Passions: stewardship, saving seeds and child development