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. Natural Beginnings is located on a 10 acre farm in Scappoose. The children have plenty of opportunity to be outside; playing and exploring nature, as well as helping to care for the many pets (goats, chickens, turkeys, cat, dog, rabbit, bearded dragons, toad, fish, etc.). Life skills are a major focus - cooking, handiwork, manners, hygiene, dressing, etc. We also focus on Kindergarten readiness.
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
Teaching Green since 2008!