Creative Nature Playschool
Eco-Healthy Child Care
Eco-Healthy Certified Child Care Program
At Creative Nature Playschool we are committed to providing the best possible environment for our Playschoolers, that's why we are proud to support and participate in the Eco-Healthy Child Care Program through the Children's Environmental Health Network. This Certification program recognizes providers who use the least toxic, most sustainable practices. At CNP we use plant based cleaning products and zero pesticides. For more information go to there website found here.
Nature Explore Classroom
1 of only 36 locations certified in the State!
The Nature Explore Classroom Certification is a national program that recognizes schools and other organizations that have made a commitment to using the natural world as an integral part of learning. Through this process CNP has developed over 15 outdoor learning centers for our Playschoolers. Sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation you can learn more here. To view our Nature Explore website click here.
Outdoor Classroom Project Demonstration Site
The first OCP Demonstration site in Northern CA
Creative Nature Playschool is passionate about environmental education and outdoor nature play therefore we, Scott and Brandy, became Outdoor Classroom Specialists, a training certified through The Outdoor Classroom Project as well as were audited, observed, and completed the OCP Demonstration Site certification; becoming the first OCP Demonstration site in Northern CA and joined only 65 other certified school sites in California.
Emails, Photos, and Newsletters
CNP Daily Emails
& 40+ Daily Photos
At Creative Nature Playschool we understand that parents want to know how their Playschooler's day was; so at CNP we email parents a daily report that includes meals/snacks served, child's mood, restroom use, academic play notes, and more. In addition CNP also sends monthly newsletters highlighting our focus for Academic Play and Environmental Play and we have a private Shutterfly page post daily recaps and photos.
Certified Butterfly Garden
Nationally Certified Northern American Butterfly Garden!
Creative Nature Playschool knows that our pollinators are important and has put an emphasis on using the best practices possible for both our Playschoolers and nature's critters. This is why CNP has also become a certified Butterfly Garden through the Northern American Butterfly Association. With ample plants, trees, and flowers in our outdoor Nature Explore Certified classroom our Playschoolers see many forms of pollinators!
Family In-Home Preschool
Monday - Friday
*Optional Extended Care from 12:30pm-3:30pm
Creative Nature Playschool offers 10 Playschooler spaces Monday through Friday from 8:30am-12:30pm, with optional extended care from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Due to high demand we have limited availably for personalized schedules. With a small class ratio (1:5), two passionate staff members, a beautiful nature based environment, and an in-home location your Playschooler will feel safe and loved growing at CNP! Visit our enrollment page for tuition and enrollment details.
Snacks & Meals Included
NON-GMO meals served!
At Creative Nature Playschool we strive to provide the very best for our Playschoolers and that includes good nutrition! All snacks and meals served at Creative Nature Playschool are healthy and nutritious. We only serve Organic and Non-GMO foods and offer simple vegetarian options as well. We want the very best for your Playschooler, both outside and inside. If your Playschooler has a special diet feel free to supplement our nutritious meals with other alternatives.
Outdoor Nature Play Everyday!
Nationally Certified Nature Explore Classroom!
At Creative Nature Playschool we spend time outside every day, rain or shine! Playschoolers have ample time each day to explore the outdoors. We also hold craft time and all meals outdoors. Unlike other programs that include hours in front of the TV or limited time outside, Creative Nature Playschool strives for the opposite. We encourage children to explore their natural surroundings with all their senses and we like to get DIRTY! At CNP there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing!
Nature Based Early Childhood Curriculum
Growing Up WILD and Woodsy Owl ABCs Preschool Supplement curriculum are early childhood education curriculum that build upon children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the natural world around them. These programs as well as CNP created educational curriculum provide an early foundation for developing positive impressions and lifelong social and academic skills.