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Nature Discovery Playscape


Imagine a world of meaningful learning…

while playing in nature!

Preschool of the Arts’ Outdoor Classroom and Natural Playscape brings learning to life by cultivating our students’ connection with the outdoors. Our goal is to give children the gift of having nature become an integral, joyful part of their daily learning.

In POTA’s outdoor classroom, children…

  • Explore green spaces

  • Develop independence

  • Build with natural materials

  • Share ideas and problem-solve with peers

  • Develop a relationship and appreciation for nature

Benefits of the Outdoor Classroom

  • An increase in physical development, capability, and activity

  • Setting up patterns for an active, healthy lifestyle

  • Fewer children suffering from diseases such as obesity, Diabetes, and ADD/ADHD

  • Stronger language, problem-solving, and communication skills through projects and group activity

  • Developing an interest in science and math through connecting with nature

  • Fostering learning through self-initiation, control, and personal responsibility 

  • Happier

  • Higher, more positive self-esteem

  • Effective relationship building in a cooperative, non-competitive environment

  • Building a healthy and balanced internal psychology from time spent alone

  • Manifesting classroom harmony

  • Social-emotional mastery

  • Familiarity with and appreciation of nature

  • Wide, expansive view of how the world works

  • Building stewardship skills for the environment

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