About Natural Beginnings
Natural Beginnings is a mixed-age group, family child care; which is run like a Preschool. It was founded in 2008 by Lucy McCoy; an environmental educator, biologist, Oregonian and mother. Ms. Lucy has two children of her own and keeps a small classroom, of up to 5 students, ranging in the same ages as her own children (currently enrolling ages 1.5-3.5 years). This creates an intimate atmosphere and the perfect stepping stone from home to large child care center or kindergarten. Ms. Lucy has plans to expand to a larger home location or a center location in the years ahead.
Natural Beginnings provides a safe environment protected from VOC's (volatile organic compounds), pesticides, herbicides, BPA, lead & mercury. These environmental factors have been shown to increase disabilities in young children. Children are protected from these factors by providing natural, local & organic whole foods and by using recycled, natural & organic products.
The children are exposed to the natural world and world cultures through hands-on activities, songs, games, crafts, stories and more.
NB is deemed Eco-Healthy by the Oregon Environmental Council
Teaching Green since 2008!