Supporting place-based education and experiences for families in nature by nourishing connection and a sense of community. Advocating for the right of all young children to play and learn outdoors. Promoting time in nature and outdoor play for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Supporting local efforts to develop and maintain beautiful, green spaces for children. Connecting young children to the important spaces and places of their childhoods, where learning and growing happens naturally.

A Childhood Rooted in Nature

We believe that childhood should be filled with magic, wonder, and a whole lot of play! We also know that time in nature and outdoor play is essential to the health and well-being of all young children. We are a community based non-profit organization committed to our region's youngest citizens, ages 0-6, and their families.

Our Mission

To connect young children and their families to the splendor of the natural world, through advocacy, education, and environmental stewardship.

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Where We Are

Our early learning programs are located on both public and private lands throughout the greater Maple Valley area, including the cities of Renton, Issaquah, Kent, Hobart, Enumclaw, and Auburn, WA.

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