Kinderberry Hill’s Nature Explore Certified Outdoor Classrooms allow children to have safe, ready-made access to green places and engagement with nature.  Research shows that daily contact with nature provides many benefits to children:  increases physical activity, improves self-discipline, reduces stress, enhances cognitive abilities, and supports creativity and problem-solving. Our outdoor classrooms offer opportunities for exploration, discovery, collaboration, and wonder! Weather permitting, you’ll find us outdoors learning, year round.

Nature

Research is showing that children need connections with the natural world as a regular part of their healthy growth and development.

Learning

Our outdoor classrooms offer ample opportunities for science investigations, engineering, collaboration, creativity, and more.

Play

Children are naturally drawn to active play outdoors:  it allows them to explore their environment, develop muscle strength and coordination, and gain self-confidence.

To a passerby, the outdoor classroom may look like children playing outside as they always have. However, what is actually happening is rich, child-centered learning! These spaces intentionally provide a variety of experiences with learning goals in mind. They encourage children to initiate their own activities and create their own learning in an enriched, nature-inspired, and ever-changing environment.

–Sara Reichstadt, Kinderberry Hill Education Coordinator