Innovative & Responsible
At The Nature Nest, our mission is to provide young children and their parents with the foundation for healthy development and outstanding education to live healthier, happier lives in the most natural of settings, while exploring, utilizing and learning to trust nature's abundant resources.
Nature Nest is a place to get inspired, learn and grow...naturally!
Unique & Valuable
We believe that it takes a village to raise healthy happy families. An effective child care model is one that seeks to provide the right environment not only for the child but for the parents as well. By offering parents a community of like-minded people to connect with, find support in and a place to go for trustworthy information, education, classes/workshops, wellness & lifestyle coaching, child care services, nutrition counseling and much more... we're helping to strengthen today's family model and really setting a solid foundation for our children, our future.
In our Nursery Preschool Programs, children are met with a supportive nature-inspired environment which is safe and inviting. Paving the way for outstanding cognitive and psychosocial development, and preparing children for school and furthermore, life. We offer a home-like space with a solid foundation made up of what are known by researchers as the 6 Developmental Priming Mechanisms:
Encouragement to explore.
Mentoring in basic cognitive and social skills, such as labeling things, sorting, and comparing.
Celebration of their accomplishments.
Guidance in practicing and expanding their skills.
Protection form inappropriate punishment, testing, or disapproval for mistakes or unintended consequences of exploring and trying out skills.
Stimulation of language and other symbolic communication.
Our unique childcare program draws inspiration from Waldorf Education, Reggio Emilia, and Montessori, and offers various activities that are specifically designed to encourage each child’s growth. Through cooperative play and creative activities, kids reach their social, emotional and physical milestones naturally and with ease. The Nature Nest is not just a place to learn academic skills but most of all to learn important life-skills and concepts for healthy living from the start: Nature-connection, problem-solving, self-regulation, art expression, mindfulness, nutrition, cooking, and much more...