Palouse Roots Outdoor 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. Due to the current pandemic, class will run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm at the PCEI Nature Center. In the future school may be able to open 4 days a week, dependent on teacher availability. Monthly tuition for 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 full but are accepting applications for the waitlist.  

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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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Teacher Morgan

 Hi! I'm Morgan Stevenson. I'm excited to be joining Palouse Roots as assistant teacher this year! I am originally from the East Coast and grew up in a homeschooling family where I was able to learn in a relaxed, flexible environment. Although l was a city girl, after living in the Palouse for almost a decade I feel a strong connection with the land & a deep love for this area! Through hiking, gardening, & even just experiencing the diverse seasonal changes, I have found great strength and healing in a life lived in harmony with nature. Over the years, living close to the land & learning in the context of my environment has become ever more important to me...

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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...

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