Why choose a nature-based school?
There are many reasons to choose a nature-based school and tons of research out there to support the nature-based model. I will list a few of my favorites here and also provide a link to a great organization that hosts a bunch of research and one of their fact-sheets.
My favorite reasons:
-Because society today is driven around technology and there is often a large absence of outdoor time for children today
-Because nature allows children to "unwind" and provides an amazing space to get out all of a child's natural wiggles and instincts
-Because my favorite memories of childhood all revolve around playing outside, and I want to make a similar impact on my own children and any others who attend this school
-Because the nature-based model, coupled with the play-based child-led style of teaching is a way to set children up for success in future academics, in future social situations and can also help children emotionally.