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Christy Zolty Forest School Outside Prechool

Coming off the back of helping Brooklyn Nature Days grow into one of the most successful Forest Schools in the country, Christy Zolty is starting Maplewood Outside School after she and her family have decided to relocate to the SOMA area this upcoming summer. At Brooklyn Nature Days (where many of the photos on this site are from), Christy was a head teacher, leading an average class size of 16 students with 3 assistant teachers, and worked closely with the founder to help improve and grow the program.

Christy has a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College, and has been certified by Cedarsong Nature School, based outside Seatle, WA. Christy has taught and learned from some of the best at schools throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, including The Blue SchoolCommunity Roots Charter SchoolThe Co-Op School, and Maple Street School.