Why choose a Nature Preschool?

So. Many. Reasons.

It is truly incredible what nature and play-based learning can provide to our kids. Take a peek!

An Introduction to Waldorf Method

” ‘We need to get beyond this notion that young children are either playing or learning, because the truth is that they learn best through the process of playing,’ says Suzanne Bouffard, a developmental psychologist …” (Full article)

“Scientists have recently determined that it takes approximately 400 repetitions to create a new synapse in the brain- unless it is done with play, in which case, it takes between 10-20 repetitions.”(Full article).

“We are starting to see the simultaneous effects of less outdoor play and more screen time on children’s development… Outdoor schools are a solution that will help bridge the gap between education, health care, and the developmental needs of children” (Full article).

“That distinction—between “learning” and “play”—is a false one, according to early childhood educator and author Erika Christakis. Although kindergarten and elementary classrooms often devalue it in favor of direct instruction or seat time, play is the “defining feature” of all mammalian development” (Full article).

“Play improves the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and young people. Through play, children learn about the world and themselves.” (Full article).

“Spending time outdoors isn’t just enjoyable — it’s also necessary…kids who play outside are happier, better at paying attention and less anxious than kids who spend more time indoors.” (Full article)

“Evidence that children being outdoors on a daily basis, all year round, benefits their learning and development has been documented in Scandinavia for over 20 years.” (Full article).

“Introducing different natural environments to children can help them think beyond their immediate surroundings and build well-rounded perspectives. Nature-based learning and education improves a child’s academic performance and critical thinking” (Full article).

“It’s time to gift your kids with adventurous living” (Full article)

“Scientists readily acknowledge that species that play the most are the most intelligent” (Full article).

“In terms of emotional health, outdoor play presents myriad opportunities for children to build resilience and self-confidence as they navigate the world around them” (Full article)

“… children come to develop their independence, concentration, and sense of curiosity. By providing students with an environment that allows them to develop their sense of self and gain a deeper understanding of the world…” (Full article).

“Today, America’s kids are caught up in one of the largest mass migrations in human history: the movement indoors” (Full article)

“As often as you can, provide the means and encourage your child to spend more time in nature. Free play is ideal. This is when your child is using his imagination and will stay engaged…” (Full article).

“Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest’s undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child’s immune system, according to an experiment in Finland” (Full article).