Place-Based Education to immerse children in local landscape, heritage, and culture. We facilitate a deeper understanding of local ecology and community-learning through place-based education, inviting children to establish an ongoing relationship with the world we share, and those we share it with.
Unstructured purposeful and productive nature play to provide children space to create their own experience. This involves using loose parts to support imaginative play with items that can be combined, moved, pulled apart and creatively put back together. Sit spots and swings are encouraged to quietly observe the natural world and take a break from movement activities.
Natural learning centers are available throughout the property to encourage imaginative/dramatic play experiences and enforce math, literacy, science, language arts, social studies, art, and social/emotional learning.
Age-appropriate academic concepts and practical understanding are promoted by: •Providing a supportive, safe learning environment to encourage discovery and experimentation •Offering sensory opportunities with live animals, natural objects, artifacts, trail games, outdoor exploration and creative art activities •Stimulating cognitive growth and problem-solving skills through hands-on activities, games and discovery-learning in nature •Developing physical motor skills through active learning and play •Cultivating social skills and positive self-image through group play and cooperative learning •Nurturing self-expression, creativity and reflection •Instilling respect and appreciation for the natural world