May 24, 2018

Our nature-based preschool program takes inspiration from Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia & Charlotte Mason.

May 24, 2018

We do take influences from many modalities - primarily Waldorf, Montessori, Charlotte Mason and Reggio.

Influences we take from Reggio:

  • Children have (at least) 100 languages of self expression.  

  • Children form an understanding of themselves and their place...

May 24, 2018

We are certainly inspired by Waldorf education in many ways.  We also differ in quite a few ways as well.  Here's how it breaks down for us.

Our environment:

This is where you will see the majority of the similarities and influences.  We have many materials in...

April 23, 2018

How does our Nature Based Program Compare to a Montessori Preschool?

Montessori Preschool Philosophy

Montessori is a child-centered educational philosophy where teachers serve as guides to each child’s educational progress. Children are able to learn at a pace that they...

March 23, 2018

Ask the majority of preschools what their curriculum consists of and you will likely hear something along the lines of, "We do a shape and a color of the week."  I've taught preschool teachers for quite some time and the first question I always ask when I hear that res...

July 16, 2017

One of the things we do here at Organic Beginnings Preschool is use breakable items and make breakable crafts.  Why?  Isn't it hard on the kids?

Let me tell you exactly why.  I had the perfect experience this past week to further illustrate exactly why I feel so pa...

April 12, 2017

At Organic Beginnings Preschool we use only the best compost straight from Singh Farms. Ken Singh grows the most beautiful veggies in Phoenix and only the best is good enough for our kids here.

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A Nature-based preschool program that combines Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio-Emilia & Charlotte Mason methods.

521  N Alma School Rd.

Mesa, AZ 85201