The ENC’s Nature Preschool will:

  • Have play areas but no playgrounds.
  • Recognize that unfacilitated outdoor experiences are a crucial form of learning for children.
  • Have qualified early childhood educators and environmental educators.
  • Teach all the basics of a typical preschool and more.
  • Have children who spend the majority of the day outdoors.
  • Have indoor spaces that are warm, welcoming and conducive to learning.
  • Meet all the state requirements for licensure.
  • Be an integrated part of the Environmental Nature Center.
  • Be multi-sensory and recognize multiple intelligences.

HERE is a great article about nature based early childhood education.