Now Enrolling for January 2023

Our Forest Guides

Meet Sherri Dauer, the Director & Founder of Forest Time Kindergarten & Homeschool

Sherri lived in Massachusetts for 10 years where she gained an appreciate for the earth’s environment & expanded her love for the outdoors, hiking, kayaking & exploring all things nature.  The only things she loves more than the outdoors is her family & spending time with them, especially her granddaughter.

As a paraprofessional at the Perrysburg Preschool, Sherri saw an opportunity to join her two loves, children & nature. After researching the options & with the hope of creating an alternative learning environment for young children in our area, Sherri committed to an European schooling method: Forest Schooling. 

As a Certified Level 1 & 2  Forest Early Education Teacher by the Eastern Region Association of Forest & Nature Schools (ERAFANS). Sherri has taken many courses to add to her knowledge of teaching children outdoors. Some of these courses include: Naturally Ready for Kindergarten Certificate Program, Nature Summit in North Carolina, The Teacher Training at the Waldorf School in New York & Ohio Department of Education. Trauma in Childhood Education Development  & Autism in Nature add to her list. 

Now as Level 3 is been created, Sherri is helping to modify & complete this Certification Course.

Sherri is a genuine soul who cares deeply for all creatures of the earth, a practicing organic-vegan & a Christian.


Meet Annie Rose Land, Past Assistant Teacher  & Coordinator

 Annie Rose is mother to two Forest Friends, Danny, Elsie Rose & Joyce has always had a love for the outdoors.

Her role with Forest Time also included website development, marketing, social media & all things related to making your experience a great one.

Although Annie is now a Full-Time mom, we include her in our Bio, as she was a vital person is our start!
Meet Miss Emily! Our School Year Assistant

Hi! I’m Emily Reutter. I am an avid “outdoorist” & I am so excited to be assisting Ms. Sherri with Forest Time this year. Currently I am enrolled to take Level 1 through ERAFANS. I grew up in Dublin, Ohio & spent most of my childhood outdoors either gardening with my dad or hiking & camping with my parents. I graduated from the University of Toledo with my bachelor’s in Environmental Science & I love finding opportunities like Forest Time to be outside teaching kids about nature. My obsession is reading non-fiction books, particularly Northwest Ohio Natural history & sustainability books. My other past time is going on hikes with my boyfriend & exploring our parks with our dog, Luna.

Meet Tara Our Summer Assistant

For fun, I enjoy playing my violin, reading, drawing, volunteering, swimming, hiking, camping, fishing & most of all, kayaking!! I have played violin for 10 years & have volunteered to help teach elementary schoolers how to play. recently got into drawing. I am a big gift giver, & I feel it is important to show gratitude for others. People typically describe me as “outdoorsy.” I love being outside in the woods, in the water, on a mountain, you name it. I love the outdoors! It’s just a part of me.