Reconnecting Kids With Nature


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First Cedarsong Accredited Forest Kindergarten In The Country 

Nature Nuts is proud to be an Accredited Cedarsong® School. Cedarsong Nature School is an award-winning leader in the U.S. Forest Kindergarten movement and has received international accolades for its groundbreaking work. Schools that are Certified as Accredited Cedarsong Schools are verified to be using The Cedarsong Way teaching methodology including a commitment to nature immersion and unstructured free play; flow learning; inquiry-based teaching; emergent curriculum and documentation of the learning. Schools that are Accredited Cedarsong Schools have proven to be operating at the same high level of excellence as the original Cedarsong Nature School. Cedarsong Accreditation is your assurance of the best quality outdoor education program.


Our Story

Since 2004, Nature Nuts has encouraged children’s understanding and appreciation of nature, community and self.

Through exploration, adventure and creative play, children work together in small groups gaining knowledge of plants, animals, survival skills and sustainability. Year-round learning takes place  on our private, forested property in rural Maple Valley. Some special features include extensive vegetable and flower gardens, campfire rings, teepee, stream/frog pond, an Earth Loom, cable tight-rope challenge, music area and more. 

Our instructors guide students into experiences that nurture their connection to nature and build skills that will serve them for a lifetime. These experiences also build important social and academic skills.

Nature Nuts is centrally located and serves children from Maple Valley, Covington, Renton, Kent, Issaquah, SeaTac, Edgewood, Black Diamond and Auburn.

Early childhood learning  has never been so fun!

If you have any questions feel free to Contact Us, or if you would like to come visit we can arrange a visit any time of year.