Star Child Nature School teaches using an outdoor environment and natural materials rather than worksheets and walls.
We take a gentle approach to learning; meeting children where they are yet providing experiences that encourage growth. We believe children should have ample time to play freely fostering independence, imagination and social-emotional development.
Fully immersive outdoor play develops not only the five senses (hearing, seeing, touching, tasting and smell) but all eight which include the vestibular system (body movement), proprioception (body awareness) and interoception (condition of the body).
Each of which is needed for young children to thrive.
Children are children, not little adults, and should be treated as such. All children should be allowed the opportunity to grow, explore, discover, create, imagine, feel and thrive in nature.
"The world doesn't want to be saved, it wants to be loved. That is how we save it."
In order to keep parents abreast of activities and promote discussion, we send our families photos weekly.
© 2018. Melissa Sheppard. Star Child School LLC