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! You’ll find us outdoors learning, year round, weather permitting.


 

 

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.

An Outdoor Learning Environment

Each Kinderberry Hill location has its own unique and special outdoor classroom. These spaces have been certified by the Nature Explore Certification Program and include specific areas designed for art, music, gardening, building, and gathering together. Loose parts are incorporated into the space to reinforce creativity, engineering, and collaboration in children. This beautiful and educational classroom not only encourages children to experiment, discover, and explore, but also to enjoy full body, outdoor PLAY!