Teaching Young Children in Nature

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Advantages and Benefits of Nature-Based Education

Children naturally wonder about the world around them. A nature-based educational experience combines the very best in learning opportunities. It is hands-on, facilitates a sense of curiosity, encourages problem-solving and builds social skills including teamwork. And it instills a lifelong understanding, appreciation and value of our natural world. Elachee Nature Academy uses a child-directed, discovery-based curriculum to instruct young students in developmentally appropriate and meaningful ways.

Read the January 2017 Atlanta Parent Magazine article featuring Elachee Nature Academy.

2020-2021 School Year Enrollment

New Student Enrollment Opens January 13, 2020

Elachee Nature Academy’s school year runs August through May, and follows Hall County Schools’ calendar. We are currently accepting wait list inquiries for the Nature Preschool and Nature Kindergarten-1st Grade programs. Call 770-535-1976 or EMAIL to schedule a tour and meet with our Director of Schools.

Join Us for an Open House

Families interested in enrolling their children for the 2020-2021 school year are welcome to tour Elachee Nature Academy and meet with the Director of Schools during one of these three scheduled open houses in November. RSVP by calling 770-535-1976 or EMAIL the Director of Schools.

OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

  • 10 to 11 a.m. – Elachee Nature Preschool
  • 11 a.m. to Noon – Elachee Nature Kindergarten-1st Grade

OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

  • 10 to 11 a.m. – Elachee Nature Preschool
  • 11 a.m. to Noon – Elachee Nature Kindergarten-1st Grade

OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

  • 10 to 11 a.m. – Elachee Nature Preschool
  • 11 a.m. to Noon – Elachee Nature Kindergarten-1st Grade

Elachee Nature Academy is a SACS/AdvancED-accredited school licensed through the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning’s Bright from the Start offering Preschool and Kindergarten-1st Grade programs, managed and operated by Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville, GA.