Our Philosophy - To do what is best for each individual child and to do what is best for the Earth
Natural Beginnings believes that the best way to teach young children about environmental education and world cultures is to immerse them in these subjects through hands-on activities, crafts, songs, dancing, games, toys, building decor, nature sounds and even through the foods on our menu. Not only is our school deemed Eco-Healthy by the Oregon Environmental Council but it is also the only child care in Vancouver/Portland to be accepted into the ReDirect Guide (a green directory). We choose cleaning supplies, art supplies, toys and furniture that are better for the environment and the children's health. In addition, we have also designed our space to feel multicultural. Decor is choosen to show world cultures and habitats. We often play music from various cultures including Asian, Caribbean, European, African, Brazilian, Latin, etc. The children are also taught key words and phrases in multiple languages including Spanish, French, Japanese, German and more.
We encourage all NB families to 'go green' not only at school but as well as at home, out in the community, and while traveling. Natural Beginnings was created to provide children with a place to grow up free from harmful chemicals that run rampant in our society. We also want to teach children to have respect for themselves, all cultures, and the world. It is important to the founder and staff of Natural Beginnings that all families think about their carbon footprint and constantly work to have a smaller impact on the Earth.
We ask that all families provide infants and toddlers with environmentally friendly diapers. Please ask for a list of suggested brands if needed.
All staff at NB are open to helping families find ways to minimize their impact on the Earth and to help create a generation of green citizens.
Ways to Go Green
Thank you for your interest in Natural Beginnings. If you are interested in enrolling, please email or call to set up a tour.
Teaching Green since 2008!