Why Nature School?

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. Elachee Nature Academy’s age-appropriate curriculum is designed to spark each student’s sense of wonder.

Educational Philosophy

Elachee Nature Academy’s experienced educators integrate these (and more) teaching strategies into their daily lessons for Preschool, Kindergarten-1st Grade and 2nd-3rd Grade.

  • Promoting age-appropriate academic concepts and practical understanding.
  • Providing a supportive, safe learning environment to encourage discovery and experimentation.
  • Offering sensory opportunities with live animals, natural objects, artifacts, trail games, outdoor exploration and creative arts activities.
  • Stimulating cognitive growth and problem-solving skills through hands-on activities, games and discovery-learning in nature.
  • Developing physical motor skills through active learning and play.
  • Cultivating social skills and positive self-image through group play and cooperative learning.
  • Nurturing self-expression, creativity and reflection.
  • Instilling respect and appreciation for the natural world.
  • Growing holistically benefiting from teaching philosophies that promote physical, social, emotional and intellectual wellbeing.

Elachee Nature Academy Discipline Policy

We use a positive discipline approach to behavior management – transforming conflict into a learning opportunity. This allows children to solve their own problems with the guidance and modeling of our experienced teachers. The result is children learn self-regulation that, in turn, integrates social/emotional learning and discipline.