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Creative Nature Playschool is an in-home recreational nature-based preschool program open to ages 2 1/2 to 5 1/2. At Creative Nature Playschool we look beyond the ABC's and 123's by instilling a lifelong love for play, learning, and our natural environment. CNP has 2 or 3 day schedules from 8:30am to 3:30pm. We are conveniently located a 1/4 mile between Pershing Elementary and Pecan Park in Orangevale, CA. Creative Nature Playschool is one of the very few nature-based programs in the area and with only 5 spaces each day we are likely to fill quickly, so call today to schedule your tour!
In addition to teaching school readiness skills we utilize Growing up Wild curriculum produced by Project Wild and the Council for Environmental Education. Unlike other programs that include hours in front of the TV or limited time outside, Creative Nature Playschool strives for the opposite. We encourage children to explore their natural surroundings and get DIRTY!
At Creative Nature Playschool we strongly believe that nature is an intricate piece to a child’s development and mental health. Growing research states that more time spent in nature can improve health and reduce stress in every age. Each day Creative Nature Playschool is filled with time spent outside! We spend time learning about plants, animals, the environment and how to be good stewards of our surroundings. Through positive experiences with nature, we set the stage for a lifetime commitment to caring for the earth, animals, and our communities. Early childhood is indeed the time to plant the seeds of wonder about our natural environment. Whether it is exploring for worms in the compost pile, making new friends in a stick tepee, or expanding vocabulary through the use of earth based products, nature can be the source of better outcomes for children. For further reading scroll go to the resources section.
At Creative Nature Playschool we strongly believe that children learn social emotional, cognitive, and physical developmental skills best through play. Play also allows children to expand their imagination and creativity. At Creative Nature Playschool we believe in a balance of both child and teacher directed play and believe that safe risks are beneficial for the development of life skills.
At Creative Nature Playschool we believe in teaching a solid foundation of school readiness skills, as each child becomes developmentally ready. In addition to teaching skills such as letters and numbers, cutting, and colors, Creative Nature Playschool also utilizes Growing Up WILD curriculum, an early childhood environmental education curriculum produced by the National Environmental Foundation and Project Wild.