Reconnecting Kids With Nature
Since 2004, Nature Nuts has been a family-focused and family-run organization. We support and encourage children’s understanding and appreciation of nature, community and self through a variety of programs.
Through exploration, adventure and creative play, children play together in small groups gaining knowledge of plants, animals, traditional skills and sustainability. Year-round learning takes place on our private, forested property in rural Maple Valley. Early childhood learning has never been so fun!
Our outdoor classroom spaces are nationally recognized as a certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat as well as a Nature Explore Classroom. Some special features include vegetable and flower gardens, multiple camps with fire rings, climbing trees and stumps, streams and frog pond, a large grassy field, cable tight-rope challenge, mud kitchen, giant swings, play house, sand box 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.
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.