Unplugging is critical for young children. However, our increasingly technology-dependent society is losing sight of that need.
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.
Elachee Nature Academy goes a leap further.
We provide educational experiences in the classroom, yet spend more than 75-percent of the instructional day outdoors. This encourages natural curiosity and helps our young students better understand the natural world around them.
Children who have access to nature at an early age gain a sense of confidence. This helps them solve problems without as much parent intervention.
Elachee Nature Academy’s experienced educators integrate these strategies into their daily lessons:
We use a positive discipline approach to behavior management at Elachee Nature Academy – transforming conflicts into learning opportunities. This allows children to solve their own problems with the guidance and modeling of our experienced teachers. By learning self-regulation, young children can more readily embrace social and emotional learning and discipline.