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CHILDREN ARE BORN NATURALISTS

The mission of Fidalgo Nature School is to foster a lifelong connection to the natural world while supporting the developmental needs of young children. Our belief is that children are intrinsically motivated to learn and that the natural classroom is an ideal environment to cultivate a strong mind, body, and emotional being.

WHO DECIDED THAT PRESCHOOL SHOULD BE INSIDE?

Whether digging for worms or collecting fallen leaves, children learn better through experience than lecture. Take a lesson on insects as an example. In a traditional classroom setting, you might have pictures, stuffed animals, puzzles of insects and a teacher to tell you about them. In an outdoor classroom, you are seeing the insects, watching them in their natural environment, interacting with the ecosystem, feeling the dirt they move through, and being completely immersed in the concepts. Following the nature school model, our teachers give children space for observation, while also quickly identifying teachable moments where they can weave in the curriculum based on the child’s natural curiosity.

Enroll Your Child

Space is limited, and we reserve spaces in the order we receive applications.

OUR FLAGSHIP PROGRAM IS OUR NATURE PRESCHOOL

You'll find answers to your most frequently asked questions on our About page, including an introduction to our staff and board.