Thank you for your interest in Natural Beginnings. If you are interested in enrolling, please return a Parent Interest Form and the Director will contact you if an opening fits your needs.
Our Mission - A Natural Approach to Your Child's Education
Natural Beginnings is a mixed-age group, in-home 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 2-4 years). This creates an intimate atmosphere and the perfect stepping stone from home to kindergarten.
Our mission is to provide the safest and most nurturing environment possible for infants and young children to grow and learn. To give parents peace of mind that their children will be happy and fulfilled in our care and that their food and surroundings are free from harmful chemicals. To employ a highly qualified teaching staff who are passionate about their commitment to the children and about maintaining a natural and wholesome environment.
We provide 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. We protect children from these factors by providing natural, local & organic whole foods and by using recycled, natural & organic products.
We expose children 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!