Palouse Roots Nature School is an all-outdoor program for children ages 4-7.  Children learn about local flora and fauna, climate, engineering, they build social and emotional skills, confidence, curiosity, and creativity, and they develop an affection for their environment and community. The program runs Tuesday-Friday from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm at the PCEI Nature Center. You may choose to enroll your child for four days per week or two days per week. If a child is enrolled 4 days per week the tuition is $640 per month, 2 days per week is $320 (all families are encouraged to apply for sliding scale tuition which is based on income, family size and funds available.) We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2020. 

WHY
OUTDOOR?
Teacher Darci

Hello! I started Palouse Roots in 2018 after dreaming of being a part of a vibrant outdoor program four early learners for many years. I have worked with children for over ten years and have been trained in The Cedarsong Way which is a method of teaching children in the outdoor environment with child-led, emergent curriculum. 

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Teacher Misha

My journey with Palouse Roots began at the first gathering of parents, children (including my then 1-year-old Josephine), and teachers in the yurt at the old farmhouse. Darci’s vision resonated with some of my dearest aspirations and I knew right away that I wanted to be connected. My work experience is a mix of childcare, environmental ecology, and nonprofit leadership. I am most naturally drawn to working with children and have been a babysitter, nanny, camp counselor, nature center program leader, and home daycare provider.

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF
AN EARTHWORM
Teacher Liz

When my family moved to Moscow, we heard about a new outdoor preschool, and eagerly attended "movie night" at the yurt where we learned more about outdoor, place-based education.  My husband and I were hooked. This is what I have come to love about Palouse Roots: the opportunity for preschoolers to expand through a learning environment that engages them in the outdoors.