Support for Administrators

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Interested in starting a nature-based preschool? Or perhaps you’re an administrator interested in moving your existing preschool towards a more nature-based approach? Whatever your starting point, we’re here to offer administrative help! We offer support in the form of publications, speaking engagements, and consulting that is tailored to your particular needs. Below are administrative support services we currently provide related to nature-based preschools. Please don’t be limited by this list. If there is something else you have in mind please contact us to discuss the options. After all, each situation is unique, and our goal is for every program to be successful so we will gladly adjust our services to meet your particular needs.

Publications

Books

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Establishing a Nature-Based Preschool by Rachel A. Larimore, Published by InterpPress. Available for purchase through Amazon by clicking here.

Downloadables

Guidance for Nature-Based Preschool and Forest Preschool Business Planning

Other Administrative Pieces We’ve Written

“Getting Down to Business” by David Catlin

“Program Considerations for Establishing a Nature Preschool” by Rachel A. Larimore

Speaking & Workshops

speaking

Stakeholder presentations (We will gladly present to potential stakeholders about the nature-based approach. This might include a board of directors, parents, potential funders, etc.)

Workshops

Business Planning for Nature-Based & Forest Preschools

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Consulting

Consulting services are customized for your particular needs. We start with a 30-45 minute phone conversation discussing the current situation, needs, and ways we can be of help. Then we generate a formal proposal outlining tasks to be accomplished, time associated with those tasks, and an associated price. Click here to request a more formal proposal in any of the areas below, or with anything else you think we could help you with—let’s talk more about the options! Unsure if a consultant is right for you? Check out this document answering frequently asked questions about hiring a consultant.

Support related to business operations

  • Securing a program site

  • Business planning

  • Grant writing

  • Staff recruitment and hiring

  • Licensing a new program

Support related to program operations

  • Establishing a program philosophy

  • Developing a nature-based curriculum

  • Designing and enhancing natural play areas

  • Evaluating program quality

(See our page on Curriculum & Pedagogy Support for additional program support services)