About Us

We are a nature and the arts early childhood program on the beautiful campus of Towson University. We offer an educational program for young children ages two years through five years.

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Educational Philosophy

We believe the whole child is best cultivated in a secure, caring school community, which demonstrates empathy, caring, respect, and love for all. Our hope is that every child and family feel a part of our school community and family engagement on a variety of levels is encouraged.

We believe education should not focus on children as recipients of information, but rather as active participants in their own learning. You will not find rote memorization in our classrooms, but lively classroom communities engaged in inquiry and project work. While young children are playing, the process becomes more important than the product. Our Lead Teachers are facilitators for rich discussion, collaboration and exploration. Our themes are taken from the seasonal changes in nature, and the direct experiences we observe outside our windows or experience in our daily life. These are often place-based and focus on Maryland's wildlife, habitats and culture. We believe that every child will flourish with an authentic, child-centered curriculum based on their interest, the arts and nature.