At SmartStart Nature Academy and Learning Center we believe that play is a tremendous part of how children learn. By incorporating hands-on, experiential play into the learning time, children get to do what’s fun for them and learn at the same time, so it’s a win-win situation!
As parents, we know our little ones grow up so fast. One moment you could rock them in your arms, the next they’re big enough to walk to school by themselves…or ask for the keys to the car. Do you remember The Very Hungry Caterpillar? The hungry little bug is all grown up now at … Read More
Here’s a throwback to our Holiday Potluck at the end of November at our Blake Avenue location. We celebrated with students, staff, and family. There was a variety of food including peas and rice, curried vegetables, pizza, greens, spaghetti, and a variety of desserts. Click here to go to our Facebook page to see the … Read More
Registration for the 2016-2017 academic year has begun. Can you believe it? It seems like school just began for our precious little ones and we have to prepare for a new batch of four-year-olds already. Whew! Make sure to begin your registration early so you can guarantee a seat for your child. Register for free … Read More
Quick update! We will have our open house and orientation soon. Make sure you keep this information handy and don’t miss a date. Open House: Wednesday September 2nd – Wednesday September 9th 2015 10AM – 6PM Orientation: Session 1: Friday September 4th 2015 10AM – 1PM Session 2 (Make-Up Session): Tuesday September 8th, 2015 5pm – … Read More
It’s always a pleasure to hear a kind word and see a warm smile in response to the work we do. It’s a special pleasure when a parent takes time out of their busy schedule to tell us in detail how much the love us. Read the testimony below and see if it makes you … Read More
Teaching students about their history is commonplace. Showing students their history in an interactive way is something else entirely. It’s an impactive, awe-inspiring way to learn. We showed our students a piece of their rich history when we went on our class trip to the African Burial Ground in New York City.
Going on a nature walk is supposed to be an opportunity for exploration and discovery of the natural world around us. We’re supposed to see butterflies, moss, lakes, green spaces, and everything related to the great outdoors.