The Nature-Based Difference

Having access to nature at an early age instills a sense of confidence that, in turn, helps young children solve problems without as much parent intervention.

On average, today’s children ages 3 to 13 spend only one-percent of their time outdoors, yet interacting with electronic media consumes 27-percent of their awake hours! To improve a child’s physical and mental health, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children engage in 60 minutes of daily unstructured free play.

Let’s Go Outside!

Elachee's Nature K-1 students spend more than three hours of their instructional day outdoors! With a 1:10 teacher/student ratio, this nature school provides educational experiences in the classroom and in outdoor settings to encourage curiosity and respect for the natural world. ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

Children enrolled in the Nature K-1 class receive instruction specially developed to meet all State of Georgia educational standards while utilizing Elachee’s natural settings and multiple outdoor classroom areas. Emphasizing purposeful and productive play experiences, this holistic approach promotes physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth for these young children. OUR PHILOSOPHY

“The children-and-nature movement is fueled by this fundamental idea: the child in nature is an endangered species, and the health of children and the health of the Earth are inseparable.” – Richard Louv, The Nature Principle