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Life After Nature Preschool

Posted by: Rhonda July 17, 2018

After decades of success in Europe, the concept of nature preschools is rapidly gaining popularity in the U.S. This is not without reason—the benefits of young children spending time in nature are abundant and well-articulated.

However, like all good things that come to an end, preschoolers inevitably become first graders. The forest turns into a four-walled classroom. Mud puddles and rustling leaves move aside to make space for desks and books. But does the magic of a childhood nature experience somehow prevail in spite of this? What happens to nature preschoolers as they move on through life?

In this article Catherine Koons-Hubbard, Preschool Director at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center explores this thought. Read now.