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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Articles
 


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.


Books

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.

 
Links

South Bellevue Community Center: http://www.ci.bellevue.wa.us/south_bellevue_center.htm

TRACKS: www.ci.bellevue.wa.us/tracks.htm

Children and Nature Network: www.childrenandnature.org

Fact Sheet on Children’s Health and Nature: www.neefusa.org/assets/files/NIFactSheet.pdf

Green Hearts Institute for Nature in Childhood: www.greenheartsinc.org

National Forum on Children and Nature: www.forumonchildrenandnature.org

National Environmental Education Foundation: www.neefusa.org

No Child Left Inside Coalition: http://www.cbf.org/Page.aspx?pid=687


            

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Natural Start Preschool
Bellevue, Washington


With two locations in Bellevue, Natural Start Preschool focuses on the whole child through
creative explorations in nature, art, music, play and emergent learning.