Providing Children with the Resources They Need to Go out and Discover
The Natural Classroom is a special and integral part of our program at Curious Minds Learning Center. We are fortunate to partner with the Richardson Bay Audubon Sanctuary in Tiburon to provide this important weekly excursion for our students. This program has evolved from our research of Richard Louv’s book, Last Child in the Woods, and David Sobel’s Childhood and Nature Design Principles for Educators. Their research has shown that children make sense of their world through their outdoor adventures, engaging in physical challenges to develop their sense of confidence and self. Children engage in fantasy play, connect to animal allies, and develop a keen sense of place and comfort by returning again and again to the same, yet different, time and place.
As the child’s first teacher, we honor and delight in the prospect of partnering with you in your child’s first journey into a social context outside the loving arms of his/her home life.
The Natural Classroom is a special and integral part of our OAK class program at Curious Minds Learning Center.
It is important for us to have the children be seen as competent members of the community who are capable of contributing to the welfare of the local citizenry.