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 the world is to immerse them in these subjects through hands-on activities, crafts, songs, dancing, games, toys, building decor, nature sounds, nature walks, field trips and even through the foods on our menu. Cleaning supplies are simple & homemade from vinegar or bleach and water; art supplies are recycled, reused, reusable, and natural; toys are wooden, simple and open ended. Foods are vegetarian and organic/local as much as possible. In everything that is purchased, we think about how to choose the best option for the environment and the children's health. In addition, the space has been designed to feel natural. Decor is choosen to show world cultures and habitats. You can often hear background music from various cultures including Asian, Caribbean, European, African, Brazilian, Latin, etc.
Natural Beginnings was created to provide children with a place to grow up free from harmful chemicals that run rampant in our society. Children will also be taught to have respect for themselves, all people, creatures big & small and the world. Natural Beginnings is inclusive of all children and families.
Teaching Green since 2008!
Mission - A Natural Approach to Your Child's Education
The mission of Natural Beginnings is to provide the safest and most nurturing environment possible for 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 should not teach children the sciences but give them a taste for them. -Jean Jacques Rosseau
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead