Nature Play Area

Osseo Area Schools Early Childhood Family Education (EC&FE)

Weather Related Guidelines For Nature Play Area ECFE classes

Our program has developed general weather-related guidelines for ECFE parent and child classes (not play times) held in our Nature Play Area at Arbor View Early Childhood Center.


Parents/guardians participating in NPA ECFE classes will be notified in advance of any future changes to our weather related program practices. The weather related guidelines are subject to change based on program needs.

On Class Days

Families are encouraged to dress for the weather conditions, outdoor messy play and use the guidelines listed below for planning arrival to class.

Nature Play Area class format will be determined as follows:

Parents/guardians will be notified by the program office at least 1 hour prior to the start of class if there is a change in class format.


The guidelines will include information provided from: The Weather Channel for the City of Maple Grove, MN.

Things to Note

In Minnesota, weather conditions can be unpredictable. In addition to the above guidelines, when making a decision about where class time will be held Osseo EC&FE will consider other weather factors such as: heat, wind, air quality, snowfall and rain.


Rain suits in sizes 3T to 4T and boots are available for children and can be used during class time.


Public restrooms are available in the building at Arbor View Early Childhood Center for family use prior to, during or after class.

Play. Explore. Learn Together.

We're excited to support you and your child with early learning experiences in our outdoor Nature Play Area! Contact the Osseo Area Schools Early Childhood & Family Education program office at 763-391-8777 or ecfe@district279.org if you have any questions.

Document Updated: May 28, 2021

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