South Mountain Nature SchoolSunDMadmin2020-08-02T16:58:07-04:00
Forest School Classes will be on PAUSE FOR FALL
Time in the forest sparks joy, curiosity, cooperation and wonder!
Forest Preschool for ages 3-6
Forest School Classes for ages 2-8
Forest School Summer Camp
We follow THE CEDARSONG WAY! SMNS’s Nature Immersion curriculum is “free time in nature, resulting in an intimate, deep and personal connection to the natural world.” Our programs promote social and emotional development, instill confidence and foster independence.
Mary Clair founded South Mountain Nature School in the fall of 2016 after earning her Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten Certification at Cedarsong Nature School on Vashon Island, WA. Mary Clair holds a Secondary Teaching Degree from San Francisco State University. She has over 10 years teaching experience.
Co-Director, Forest Preschool
Anna Maxwell holds a dual Masters of Teaching in Early Childhood Education and Childhood Education. She has over 10 years of experience teaching kindergarten in the private and public school settings.
Anneliese has been a preschool teacher for over eight years. She earned her Early Childhood Masters in Education from Hunter College in NYC. She also holds a BFA in Art History from Ohio University.
Becky Gartman has been working as a professional in the field for fourteen years – as a director, teacher, trainer, advocate, researcher, and writer. Becky holds an MA in Early Childhood and a BA in Elementary Ed.
Sam is a graduate of Rutgers University’s School of Environmental and Biological Sciences where she earned a BS in Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources with a minor in Biology and Sustainability.