Our spacious, park-like setting, allows children the ability to experience the natural world as an extension of our indoor environment. Children benefit from spending large blocks of time in the outdoors, and their development is optimized through child-initiated activities, with teacher support. In the outdoors, children use bikes, and climbing equipment to learn how to use their body effectively and to experience the satisfaction of learning a new skill. Sand and water and the ability to creatively use ‘loose parts’,foster self expression and sensory pleasure by working with different mediums. Recent findings in brain development additionally show a direct correlation between what a child does physically and in future academic abilities such as reading, writing, mathematics and creativity.