Nature Preschool

“Nature preschools benefit young children through the priority they place on time spent in the natural world. They provide the time, tools, and materials that children need to explore natural spaces, allowing the curriculum to emerge through the constantly changing natural world and the varied interests it fosters in children.
These multidimensional outdoor experiences provide children with a very strong foundation for future schooling—i.e., with “kindergarten readiness.” Children’s hands-on experiences in nature contribute to early brain development at a very crucial time in their growth, since 85% of a child’s brain develops during the preschool years.” – Bruner, Goldberg, & Kot, 1999