Early Childhood Programs Blog

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Second Week Stride

September 16, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Summer has started to show signs it is coming to an end. Thankfully, our year at Nature Preschool is just beginning! The classes quickly found their stride and the children were ready to explore  new areas on the trails and in the forest. They brought their nature journals to some of Irvine’s most special spots: one class… Read more »

Wet, Wild and Wormy

May 6, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

The weather this week as reminded Nature Preschool how important rain is to transform the spring forest! There is so much green to be seen! Spice bush leaves are speckled with raindrops as they limit our sight through the emerging brush. With rain, comes mud and worms, two of Nature Preschool’s favorite things! This week… Read more »

Earth Week

April 29, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Nature Preschool was so excited for Earth week! We celebrated mud, water, wildlife and the wonderful weather Mother Earth provides us with! We touch on concepts such as erosion, run off, pollution prevention and the watershed. The families joined us in the middle of our week for an Earth Day hike. The children and teachers led… Read more »

Spring Celebrations

April 17, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Nature Preschool celebrated The Week of the Young Child! Each day had its own unique theme: Music Monday, Taco Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and Freestyle Friday! Out on the trails we saw blooming flowers, butterflies and sunny spring skies! We ended our week long celebration in song at our annual Spring Sing. Friday evening families… Read more »