A nature based early learning center
Mission: To provide quality early childhood education through hands on experience with Nature.
Vision: The ENC Nature Preschool will educate up to 72 children daily, engage parents in active learning, serve as a model nature preschool and provide a research forum on early childhood and environmental education.
Educational Philosophy: ENC Nature Preschool is a developmental play-based emergent curriculum where children’s ideas, inquiries, discoveries, and investigations are nurtured and implemented. With hands-on daily experiences children acquire a deep intuitive understanding of nature and the natural world. Engagement in the environment and with others is where real learning occurs. Attributes of the Outdoor Classroom Project, Reggio Emilia and Waldorf approaches contribute to the curriculum foundation.
How can I reach someone at the preschool?
When is the ENC Nature Preschool opening?
The ENC Nature Preschool opened in September 2019!
How can I enroll my children in the ENC Nature Preschool?
All spaces are currently filled. You can complete the waitlist form HERE.
What is the ENC Nature Preschool tuition?
The tuition fees are listed here: ENC Nature Preschool Tuition fees.
What ages does the Nature Preschool serve?
The Nature Preschool will serve 2.5 years – 5 years old (before kindergarten start). Children must be in process of developing independent bathroom-use skills.
How many classrooms and spaces does the Nature Preschool have?
The nature preschool will have 3 classrooms of overlapping ages and serve 72 children daily.
“We will have one rule: We start each day outside, every day.” – ENC Executive Director Bo Glover.