Learning Outside

Partnership with Blandford Nature Center

Our partnership with Blandford Nature Center brings the students outside on a regular basis to connect their experiential learning to the wonders of the great outdoors! Monthly​ field trips ​allow students​ to learn all about nature in every season.

Nature Supported Development

Extensive​ educational research demonstrates that nature supports children’s intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development. Being outdoors supports creativity and problem-solving, enhances cognitive abilities, increases physical activity, and improves social relationships and self-discipline.

Local Area Field Trips

Preschoolers are always busy exploring their world and in addition to our monthly Blandford visits, field trips to area locations such as the RAPID bus depot to learn about public transportation, or the Kent County Recycling and Education Center to learn about the importance of recycling, are all exciting extensions to the curriculum.