Nature Inspired

Nature Everyday

Nature Everyday

At our Caring Connection Children’s Centers, we are thrilled to have each season to build enrollment and develop our curriculum and teachers’ skills. We are always surprised in the the way each day unfolds for each child it’s a new experience. That is what our goal is […]

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Learning through Nature: The Details

Learning through Nature: The Details

Dollar Store Rocks and a Gold Pen! That’s really all it takes and matching letters, identifying the alphabet takes on a whole new dimension. Children get used to finding those plastic or cardboard letters that are perfectly die-cut. But what about human hand-printed letters. Do they know? […]

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Just Add Kids!

Just Add Kids!

We’ve worked for months to get the environment right. To purchase what we need, the get equipment in the right positions… But the missing ingredient and the key ingredient is, of course the kids!   What courage we see in these young faces. Meeting new teachers, new […]

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How to create a Natural Playscape!

How to create a Natural Playscape!

A Natural Playscape takes a lot of work. The way it starts… We take materials and we create a play area that embraces nature in a way the children can play, get dirty and change their environment while playing. …and then we complete the look.    The […]

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Grand Opening Festival Elk Grove!

Grand Opening Festival Elk Grove!

Join us for our GRAND OPENING FESTIVAL FREE!   FUN FOR FAMILY!   Join us. Tour the facility. See the Nature Playscape (rain or shine). Special Guest: Author and Musican Matthew Gollub Special Holiday Activities!   Your OPPORTUNITY IS NOW! If you are considering child care or […]

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Natural Play in Spring!

The birds begin to tweet, the air is clear and fresh and there is a restlessness about the humans. We want to dig and socialize, we want to be a part of everything. It’s spring. From little humans to bigger humans in spring there is a freshness […]

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Falling in Love with Fall

Just cool enough to bring a sweatshirt, but leave it hanging on the hook. That’s fall. Just warm enough to play without getting too hot to enjoy the darkening day.  That’s fall. Just messy enough to take turns sweeping the leaves but never care if they really get […]

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Halloween Walk Saturday Oct 26th – Harvest Time in the City

Halloween Walk Saturday Oct 26th – Harvest Time in the City

Halloween Walk – Apples, pumpkins and harvest time fun. Watch us turn this urban preschool into a hay ride, hoe-down, happily ever after harvest Halloween season! Come in costume if you dare. Bwwwaaah! Saturday, October 26th from 10am-2pm Join us all yea pirates and buccaneers search for loot and other treasures. […]

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Nature’s Building Blocks

Nature’s Building Blocks

Leave it to the Children… Two boys, both 2 years old, with very little speech still managed to communicate in their own fashion as they lifted and stacked very large rocks from our dry creek bed. Discovering Nature’s Building Blocks The teachers did not help, intervene or rescue them […]

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Inside or Outside, Nature is all around us in SUMMER!

The nature band, sticks and driftwood to drums and guitars, violins and microphone. Go kids! What boy doesn’t want to gaze into the fire? How many Moms get to slide down the sprinkler slide? We’d rate that a 10.0 landing! …and now for a little shaving cream […]

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Julie Jenkins devoted 30+ years to up leveling the way adults teach children about behavior. She put her philosophy into print in 2004 in Enlightened Discipline.

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