Welcome to Star Child Nature School

Nature-based programs for children 2 1/2-12 years of age

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all"

"Must we always teach our children with books. Let them look at the mountains and the stars up above. Let them look at the beauty of the waters and the trees and flowers on earth. They will then begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education." ~David Polis

Connecting children with the natural world

Star child

Star Children are creative and gifted in art, music, science and are innovators that bring new ideas to the world...

Rain or shine

Star Child is a rain, snow and shine nature school. We are outdoors Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter allowing us to embrace all the seasons have to offer.

embracing nature

Our approach to learning that is
child-led and educational goals are met through experiences in nature.  

Please take a peek into our day...

At Star Child children can be children...running, jumping, imagining, playing, building, climbing and discovering are at the core of our care.  Children can sing and laugh loudly in the forest or whisper quietly to a worm.  Mud puddles are for splashing in and walks in the woods instill quiet reflection or inspire building bug and fairy homes, being a dinosaur or making a playhouse.  Star Child offers a connection to the natural world, sensory experiences and and ever changing natural "playground".  Kindness, compassion and caring for the earth and all of its creatures are simply part of our day.  Learning, playing, growing and connecting are intertwined, naturally.

Star Child Nature School Embracing Childhood and Connecting Children to the Natural World.

now in 2 locations!

Located at the YMCA of the Pines and the JCC Camp located in Medford NJ