Love grows here!
We are a play-based program that supports the head, heart and hands in
a holistic, home-like environment.
Mrs. Nicole loves singing (even if it's off key 🤣), being silly and exploring nature with children. She feels passionately about providing a play and nature rich environment for the children in the community. Nicole has a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from NU and is looking forward to Waldorf Early Childhood training. She has worked in the field of education for 18 years, in special education and PreK. Nicole's most recent role has been owning an in-home nature based program for 14 children.
Most importantly, Nicole is a mom to her three children- Lila, Ellie and Kaulder and wife to Kiel. She believes in respectful parenting, holistic medicine and health freedom. Some of her favorite hobbies are antique shopping, yoga, wandering farmer markets, camping and reading.
We are a child-directed environment, for littles ages 2-entering first grade, rich in play and the exploration of nature. We allow the children the space to follow their interests in order to support a deeper understanding of the beautiful world around them.
Our approach is play based, incorporating elements from Waldorf, Montessori and Reggio Emilia philosophies. We blend all of these philosophies together with loose parts to create a dynamic program in a peaceful outdoor setting.
We know from research that children who play outdoors are happier and feel less anxious. They also develop connections with others and nature while developing a sense of curiosity about the world around them. We provide a natural environment with open ended objects for children to practice their creativity and imagination.
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