Outdoor preschool takes root on Vashon Island
Seattle Times 4/20/10
by Susan Gilmore
A preschool on Vashon Island is held completely outdoors, rain or shine, and it’s so popular that it has a waiting list.
That these youngsters, ages 3 to 5, can identify the plants and know which are edible may seem incredible. But not to Kenny, who created Cedarsong Nature Preschool two years ago.
It’s completely outdoors. The school’s motto: “Children cannot bounce off the walls if we take away the walls.”
The Vashon Island school is so popular it has a waiting list. Only once in the two years Kenny has run the school has a class gone indoors. That was in the middle of the winter last year, when the snow was so deep the kids escaped into the library.
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