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Nature-Based Preschool

New in 2017
Nature-Based Preschool for 4 Year Olds

NorthPointe is excited to partner with Blandford Nature Center to take student learning outdoors. God’s creation is at the heart of this nature-based program.

Like all other NPC programs, Nature-Based learning has the foundation of a Christ-centered, high-quality education, with the same academic, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual development goals.

In a Nature-Based school, these goals are accomplished through experiences in and with the natural world.  Four year-old Preschool students will be in the outdoor classroom for half of their morning on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Outdoor play and nature-based discovery form the backbone of the curriculum and drive indoor classroom activities. Preschoolers will start their morning in the outdoor classroom and then transition indoors for snack and activity centers that further enhance their outdoor learning.

Benefits of Nature-Based Education

Nature is powerful in shaping a child’s development. Research reveals that the outdoor classroom encourages creativity and problem solving, improves academic performances, and ignites curiosity and wonder.


Nature Based Preschool meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning.
Students may choose to enroll for only those mornings or up to 5 full days.
Please click here for details about our other days and tuition. 


NorthPointe is currently accepting application for our Nature-Based Preschool.  Please contact Kate Hilts at 616-363-4869 or email Kate by clicking here for details or to set up your appointment to experience NPC in action.