About Natural Beginnings
Natural Beginnings was founded in 2008 by Lucy McCoy; an environmental educator, biologist, Oregonian and mother. Ms. Lucy has two children of her own and currently keeps a small classroom, of up to 5 students. This creates an intimate atmosphere and the perfect stepping stone from home to large child care center or kindergarten. Ms. Lucy just bought a 10 acre farm in Scappoose where the child care will now be moving. She is also working on opening child care centers in downtown Scappoose and NW Downtown Portland.
Natural Beginnings provides a safe environment protected from VOC's (volatile organic compounds), pesticides, herbicides, BPA, lead & mercury. These environmental factors have been shown to increase disabilities in young children. Children are protected from these factors by providing natural, local & organic whole foods and by using recycled, natural & organic products.

The children are exposed to the natural world and world cultures through hands-on activities, songs, games, crafts, stories and more.
NB is deemed Eco-Healthy by the Oregon Environmental Council
About Our Locations, Hours & Current Openings
Ms. Lucy Resume
Teaching Green since 2008!
About the Preschool Program
Parent Resources (includes Parent Interest Form & Current Teacher Q&A)