About Us

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OUR PHILOSOPHY
The child’s right to play and need for nature are at the heart of our philosophy.

 

At Linden Hills Nature School, we prioritize play. We believe that children thrive when their foundation is built upon freely chosen, self-directed, and intrinsically motivated play.

 

Children in our program develop self-regulation, build confidence, and gain social skills as they run, jump, climb, imagine, wonder, and explore in the natural world. The life skills gained while playing outside prepare children for kindergarten and beyond. 

Skills Learned from LHNS
LIFE SKILLS

Social Skills Development

Conflict Resolution

Negotiation

Body Awareness

Respect

Instilled Kindness

Compassion

Empathy

Emotional Balance

Risk Assessment

NATURAL SCIENCE

Forest Ecosystems

Biology

Botany

Ethnobotany

Entomology

Ornithology

Zoology

Math

Physics

Engineering

KINDERGARTEN READINESS DEVELOPED SKILLS

Problem-Solving

Critical + Divergent Thinking

Excitement About Learning

Desire to Learn

Creativity + Imagination

Willingness To Take Risks

Peer Communication

Emotional Resilience

Low Frustration Level + High

Perseverance
Cooperation + Teamwork

COMMITMENT TO YOUR CHILD'S PHYSICAL SAFETY + EMOTIONAL WELLBEING
As naturalists, we are committed to inspiring and teaching respect for the earth and all its creatures.

This includes modeling and fostering respect for self and for others at all times. We encourage cooperative activities, guiding children into co-creative adventures. 

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