Natural Start Preschool

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 "As children observe, reflect, record, and share nature’s pattern and rhythms, they are participating in a process that promotes scientific and ecological awareness, problem solving, and creativity."
-Deb Matthews Hensley

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Palmberg, I.E. & J. Kuru. (2000) “Outdoor Activities as a Basis for Environmental Responsibility.” Journal of Environmental Education, 31(4), 31-36.

Tilbury, D. (1994). “The critical learning years for environmental education.” In R.A. Wilson (Ed.). Environmental Education at the Early Childhood Level. Washington, D.C.: North American Association for Environmental Education, 11-13.

Wilson, R.A. (1994). “Enhancing the Outdoor Learning Environment of Preschool Programmes.” Environmental Education, 46, 26-27.


Carson, R. (1998). The Sense of Wonder. New York: Harper Collins.

Louv, R. (2006). Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books.

Nabhan, G.P. & S. Trimble. (1994). The Geography of Childhood: Why Children Need Wild Places. Boston: Beacon Press.

Wilson, R.A. Ed. (1994). Environmental Education at the Early Childhood Level. Troy: North American Association for Environmental Education.


South Bellevue Community Center:


Children and Nature Network:

Fact Sheet on Children’s Health and Nature: 
Green Hearts Institute for Nature in Childhood:

National Environmental Education Foundation:

No Child Left Inside Coalition:


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Natural Start Preschool
Bellevue, Washington

Natural Start Preschool focuses on the whole child through creative explorations in nature,
art, music, play and Kindergarten readiness activities.