Creative Nature Playschool
Welcome to our completely ALL Outdoor Recreational
Nature Preschool serving Ages 3 to 6
Monday - Friday from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Our ALL outdoor preschool is accepting applications for our preschool program.
If you are interested in being placed on our waitlist, for an interview once
a space opens, please submit an application. Once an application is submitted staff
will email a link to our virtual tour video.
Due to COVID-19 CNP has implemented additional strategies to keep your Playschooler safe and healthy while in care. These include but are not limited to; three hands free sensor faucets (both outside and inside), multiple hands free hand sanitizer stations, a small class ratio of 1:5 (teacher:child), hands free temperature and wellness checks at drop off with an additional temperature check at snack, three hands free soap dispensers, outside drop-offs and pick-ups through our remodeled CNP side gate entrance, an entrance hand washing station to be used before and after care, 20+ outdoor stations all well spaced apart, staff trained in American Red Cross Training: Psychological Health First Aid for COVID-19, and last but not least an ALL outdoor program with plenty of fresh air, nature, fans, misters, and shade to keep your Playschooler healthy and safe. Please note CNP is only open from 8:30am to 12:30pm.
Creative Nature Playschool, referred to as CNP, is a year round, completely outdoor, nature based recreational preschool program open to potty trained children ages 3 to 6. At CNP we look beyond the ABC’s and 123's by instilling a lifelong love for play, learning, and our natural environment. Unlike other programs that include hours in front of the tv and little to no time outside, CNP strives for the opposite as an ALL OUTDOOR program! As Sacramento's original nature based program, CNP encourages children to explore their natural surroundings with all their senses and we don't mind getting DIRTY; after all children have their whole lives to sit behind a desk!
Creative Nature Playschool is an award winning program and one of the very few nature based programs in the Sacramento area. CNP is also 1 of only 36 Nationally Certified Nature Explore Classrooms in the state of California and 1 of only 66 certified Outdoor Classroom Project Demonstration sites in California; the first OCP Demo site in Northern CA. CNP's outdoor classroom is also certified as a Butterfly Garden through the North American Butterfly Association. In addition to teaching environmental education, coupled with CNP developed preschool curriculum, CNP has the highest standards for your highest priority including an Eco-Healthy Certification (CNP only uses plant-based cleaners and zero pesticides within and outside our facilities), we also only serve ORGANIC & NON-GMO snacks and meals (included in tuition), and our communication is superb; offering daily report emails, daily posted photos, check-in texts, private Shutterfly site (updated daily), and monthly newsletters.
CNP also understands the needs of Parent/Guardian(s) and offer a low teacher to student ratio of 1 to 5, much lower than center based and other in-home programs. Parent/Guardian(s) can also pick their own schedule (Monday through Friday) with the CNP preschool program running from 8:30am-12:30pm; with optional extended day program (including a rest period and second snack) from 12:30pm-3:30pm. Please note that CNP is not offering our extended hour care at this time. CNP accepts only 10 Playschoolers per day with a preference for non-extended hours. A Playschooler's acceptance is based on the family interview and application. We are conveniently located a 1/4 mile from Pershing Elementary and a 1/2 mile between Hazel Ave. and Greenback Ave. in Orangevale, CA. Please also check out our testimonials section of our website :-)