Mission and Philosophy

 

GGHF Curious by Nature School is part of the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation.

cbnkidsOur Mission

To provide a premier early childhood environment to meet the social, emotional, physical, creative and academic needs of your child, while introducing them into a lifelong, meaningful relationship with the natural world.

Our School

Is a small, nurturing and stimulating early learning center for children 2 to 6 years old, offering daily Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten.

Our teachers are certified in nature-based curriculum Growing Up WILD™, an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the environment. Emphasizing the importance of helping children develop an appreciation and love of nature, our non-profit school is unique in the community.

Our curriculum is focused on teaching the whole child; respecting their unique qualities and encouraging them to be the best that they can be.

Other services include playcare, weekend family events, and summer camps programs tailored to meet the needs of your child.

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*Growing Up WILD™ activities are correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards and the Head Start domains.

Our Philosophy
We believe that children are intrinsically motivated to learn; we promote learning by:

  • Providing children a stimulating, exploratory learning environment that encourages discovery that fosters their curiosity and imagination.
  • Developing activities that encourage growth based on children’s abilities and interests.