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, nature walks, field trips and even through the foods on our menu. We choose cleaning supplies that are biodegradable, phosphate free and sulfate free; art supplies that are recycled, reused, reusable, biodegradable and VOC free; toys that are renewable, recycled or reused; and furniture that is recycled, reused, renewable and/or low VOC. We only use cloth and/or 100% biodegradable diapers and training pants. We choose vegetarian foods that are organic and/or local. In everthing that we purchase, we think about how to choose the best option 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.
Ways to Go Green
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.
Teaching Green since 2008!