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OUR MISSION

To provide a premier early childhood environment to meet the social, emotional, physical, creative and academic needs of your child, while introducing them into a lifelong, meaningful relationship with the natural world.

OUR SCHOOL

Is a small, nurturing and stimulating early learning center for children 2 to 8 years old, offering daily Toddler, Preschool, Pre-K, and Enrichment classes.

GGHF Curious by Nature School seeks to create a unique, nature-based program that is inspired by the child-centered Reggio Emilia philosophy.  Our curriculum is focused on teaching the whole child; respecting their unique qualities and encouraging them to be the best they can be. 

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In addition to our child-driven emergent curriculum, we follow a nature-based curriculum Growing Up WILD™, an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the environment. Emphasizing the importance of helping children develop an appreciation and love of nature, our non-profit school is unique in the community.

Other services include weekend family events and school break camps programs tailored to meet the needs of your child.

 

*Growing Up WILD™ activities are correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards and the Head Start domains.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

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At GGHF Curious by Nature School, we believe that children are intrinsically motivated to learn. Our teaching staff promote learning by:

Building a strong, supportive, and nurturing relationship between teacher and child

Providing children a stimulating, exploratory learning environment where children learn through play and a hands-on, self-discovery process that fosters their curiosity and imagination

Developing activities that encourage growth based on children's abilities and interests and which uses their senses, intellect, emotions, and large and small muscles

Encouraging divergent thinking, reflection and problem-solving by asking open-ended questions; providing information in response to children’s ideas, insights, and concerns; helping children make informed choices and find solutions to the challenges they face on a daily basis

Allowing children to express themselves creatively and use language in its many forms

Assisting children in their interactions with each other and offering opportunities for cooperative learning and developing friendships

Teaming with families to understand children through the wisdom of their first teachers, their parents

Appreciating the individuality of children and celebrating their uniqueness