COVID MASK GUIDELINES: children and adults are required to wear a mask while at school.
~ Class time: 9AM - 12PM ~ Mondays through Thursdays ~Enroll for 1, 2,3,4 days per week ~ Enroll any time of year ~ No contracts or penalty for midyear withdrawal (30 day notice is required) (sorry, we don't offer before or after school care)
Nature's Knowledge House ~ established in 2010~ is a warm, nurturing and engaging learning environment where young children learn about nature, academics and social skills through hands-on materials and activities. School activities take place around the half-acre homestead and inside a unique school house. The Knowledge House is a vintage home that has been reinvented into a preschool and is not used as a residence.
Our unique program encourages self-direction, independence and responsible freedom in young children within the context of school. Our multi-age classroom encourages a positive social environment where everyone experiences a feeling of cooperation and is an equal member of the preschool community.
We use primarily a Montessori curriculum with an emphasis on nature. Snack time focuses on learning about whole foods. Outside, children can work and explore in the garden, collect leaves, observe the chickens, rake leaves, garden, dig potatoes, peel vegetables, and gather weeds to feed to our rabbit. When we take nature walks on the school grounds, we slow down and use our senses to see, hear, smell, touch and think about the world around us.
Our environment encourages children to learn how to make choices, think independently and act responsibly. As children learn to trust themselves, make decisions and attempt responsible activities, they become self-empowered, self-motivated, self-reliant & self-responsible both at school and at home. These are some of the most important qualities for children to learn at an early age that form attitudes and beliefs about themselves, others and the value of community that will carry them through elementary school and life.