Harvest Moon

October 27, 2017 - Preschool News

The Harvest Moon By Rose Brusaferro “For the child… it is not half so important to know as to feel.” – Rachel Carson We used September to get settled in; Fireflies, Ferns, Luna Moths, Mayapples, Wooly Bears, and Snails are now inaugurated into a close-knit Nature Preschool family. We’ve played away the jitters of starting… Read more »

Nature’s Sweet Sounds

September 30, 2016 - Forest Dreamers

We Forest Dreamers love action, excitement and adventure! Last week we started taking closer looks at the native and non native plants of Irvine. This week, we took a closer listen to the forest. We took a silent walk down the trails-but don’t think we weren’t communicating… we used different ways of ‘talking’ other than our voices! We… Read more »

Seeds & Fungus, In Fall, Among Us

October 4, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Fall is here and the Nature Preschool at Irvine is eager to explore the beginning signs of our new season! What do you think can be found in nature during fall? In our classrooms we introduced some clues. Crunchy leaves, hickory nuts and dried cornstalks were added to our discovery tables! We added feathers, acorns… Read more »

Welcome Fall!

September 25, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Cool breezes, falling leaves and the sound of nuts plopping from the trees are all around at The Nature Preschool at Irvine! We welcome fall with open arms! The children have been using their “observing scopes” to spot some signs of fall! We have seen scurrying chipmunks eagerly collecting nuts! The children took a cue… Read more »

The Mammal In Me!

September 18, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Our second week and The Nature Preschool has already settled in! This week the children continued sharing more about themselves and all the classes are starting to feel very familiar to the children! Friendships have blossomed and old relationships have grown! Inside the classroom the children stayed busy during imagination stations! We continued to share… Read more »

Spring Has Sprung!

April 17, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

The Nature Preschool at Irvine couldn’t be more excited about the arrival of Spring! We have welcomed the warm showers and soaked up the spring sunshine with open arms! What kind of changes do you notice when we enter this new season? The changes in spring have been a huge part of our lessons the… Read more »

It’s Snowtime!

January 30, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

“One of the very best reasons for having children is to be reminded of the incomparable joys of a snow day.” -Susan Orlean This couldn’t be more true this week here at the Nature Preschool. The children’s excitement to explore the snow was infectious! Parents, teachers, and visitors all stopped for a moment to watch… Read more »

Chills and Thrills!

January 16, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

It was cold this week but it didn’t stop the Nature Preschool from getting out on the trails! The children prepared by dressing in full cold weather clothing! So many skills are reinforced while gearing up, like fine and large motor development, patience, determination, confidence and more! They even work on social skills and cooperation by… Read more »