Full-Time Licensed Childcare

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Childhood is a pricelessly important time when children learn lessons and build beliefs that will last their entire lives.

We feel privileged to spend time with children during this time, and we strive to provide them with an enriching environment that encourages confidence, responsibility, creativity, and curiosity. A caring staff, diverse natural settings, and a thoughtful, humane education focused curriculum support children's growth and development in this most crucial time. 

Our program is unique in that we are also able to make use of our entire 23 acre farm to enhance our curriculum. Classes take turns visiting the farm on a regular basis to develop an understanding of and connection to the seasons and cycles of the year at the farm. 

Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.
— C.S. Lewis

At Nature Nurtures Farm we believe that children build confidence and self-esteem and learn unique lessons about their importance in the world, responsibility, stewardship, and kindness when they become comfortable and familiar with nature and animals. We try as much as possible to facilitate that learning.

Children are encouraged to speak, listen, share information, solve problems, ask questions, and show empathy, in a supportive environment. While nice toys and equipment are important, we believe that it is the attention and focus of warm and caring adults who listen and interact with your child that will best support their learning. We strive to develop confident, responsible, lifelong learners with healthy curiosity, a love of learning, savvy social and emotional intelligence, and both critical and creative thinking abilities. We celebrate each child's strengths and differences, respecting their unique needs and allowing them to learn and explore their world in an accepting and nurturing environment.

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Adam is thriving! I just feel like the longer he’s there, the better he’s doing.
— Jennifer, NNF Mom

 

What We offer

  • Quality teachers
  • On-site classroom pets and goats
  • Gardening
  • Group Games
  • Community Service Projects
  • Field Trips
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Indoor/Outdoor Play Time
  • Hiking
  • Songs and Music
  • Story Time
  • Reading and Math Readiness
  • Farm and Animal Experiences
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Cooking
  • Science
  • Nature Exploration
  • Gardening

 

Program Details

  • For children 12 months to 6 years old 
  • 6am - 6pm Monday-Friday, year round
  • Monthly tuition $1050, full time care only 
  • DSHS accepted 
  • Licensed by WA Department of Early Learning
  • Homemade breakfast, lunch, and am and pm snacks provided

 

Nature Nurtures Farm School is located at 1939 Karen Frazier Rd SE, Olympia, WA 98502

To inquire about enrollment or to schedule a tour please contact our Early Learning Center Director, Angie Bariekman at 360-709-9769 or school@naturenurturesfarm.org

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