About Natural Beginnings
Natural Beginnings was founded in 2008 by Lucy McCoy; an environmental educator, biologist, Oregonian and mother. Ms. Lucy has two children of her own and currently 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 large child care center or kindergarten. Ms. Lucy just bought a 10 acre farm in Scappoose where the child care will now be moving. She is also working on opening a child care center in downtown Scappoose and NW Downtown Portland.
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
About Our Locations, Hours & Current Openings
Ms. Lucy Resume
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Teaching Green since 2008!
About the Preschool Program
Parent Resources (includes Parent Interest Form & Current Teacher Q&A)