Pine Hills Forest Kindergarten

Philosophy of Forest Kindergarten

Pine Hills values childhood as a revered, nostalgic period of time that is not to be rushed, but embraced and peacefully nurtured through inquisitive, play-based learning. We believe each child is on an individual developmental timeline, and deserves to be allowed to learn and grow at their own pace. We seek to honor this critical period of early childhood through our Forest Kindergarten program and Transitional Kindergarten.

“To the little child, not yet capable of learning from the printed page or of being introduced to the routine of the schoolroom, nature presents an unfailing source of instruction and delight… from the loftiest tree of the forest to the lichen that clings to the rock, from the boundless ocean to the tiniest shell on the shore, they may behold the image and superscription of God.” (Education, p.100)

About me

Hi! My name is Miss Nanasi (NAH-nah-SHEE) and I'm so excited to lead out in our new Forest Kindergarten program at Pine Hills Adventist Academy.
I was born and raised in Stuttgart, Germany, but have spent the last nine years moving between California and Michigan. This will be my sixth year of teaching and I'm so excited to see what amazing adventures God has in store this year.
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