Natural Start Preschool offers a unique nature-based curriculum that combines traditional Kindergarten readiness learning with appropriate play-based preschool activities. Our curriculum focuses on the whole child by promoting physical, emotional, social, creative, cognitive, and linguistic growth.
At Natural Start Preschool, children learn about nature through direct experience, exploration, and discovery of the world around them. The natural world is a guiding theme in all areas of curriculum, including:
In addition to our program’s unique emphasis on environmental education and healthy living, the incorporation of traditional school readiness skills is also accomplished through nature-related and interactive experiences. Working closely with the Bellevue School District’s K-12 program, our teachers support children as they develop independence and the necessary skills for Kindergarten readiness and future school success.
"Time in nature is not leisure time; it's an essential investment in our children's health"
- Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods