The Nature Preschool is NAEYC Accredited!

July 7, 2014 - Preschool News

It is a daunting task to justify the value of nature-based learning despite the enormous body of research to substantiate it. When stacked up against other early childhood education (ECE) programs, how does nature-based learning measure up? Is it really as valuable as other ECE programs? Challenging Educational Norms |  Since establishing The Nature Preschool… Read more »

Birds & Blooms in Spring

May 17, 2014 - Preschool Weekly

Just what do nature preschoolers do in Spring? Here’s what emerged this week as we discovered habits of birds in spring: making a nests out of cat tail fluff making binoculars with toilet paper rolls (it never gets old!) finding “wormies” creating worm homes in mud puddles exploring the wetlands and making mazes through the… Read more »

Spring Journeys

May 3, 2014 - Preschool Weekly

As we continue to celebrate what makes each of us special, we also continue to explore the spring thaw. The children had another adventure-filled week. Here’s what they were up to: finding 17 bones in a pile on the trail finishing up our chapter book, The Story Snail (Miss Sophie’s M/W/F morning class) using binoculars… Read more »

Celebrating Our Differences!

April 27, 2014 - Preschool Weekly

Every person is special and holds a special place in our beautiful world. This week we celebrated the many things that make each child unique within our learning community. Here are some of this week’s highlights: sharing common interests and learning about differences with our All About Me drawings/collages playing “The West Wind Blows” mud… Read more »