nature-based preschool

Two Veteran Professionals Team Up to Offer Business Planning for Nature-Based Preschools

I'm very excited to announce that Dave Catlin (David Catlin Consulting LLC) and I are joining forces to offer business planning consulting for organizations looking to start a nature-based preschool!

Dave and I each bring a unique set of skills to the table that make us an ideal team for assisting any organization looking to get into the nature-based preschool business. The services we will provide include all aspects of business planning--market assessments, strategic plan facilitation, architectural pre-planning, budgeting, and everything else required to get a preschool up and running.

As Dave said, "Nature centers, parks, zoos and individuals all over the country are joining a growing trend to get young children outdoors by creating nature-based preschools. Their confidence in the business side of things doesn’t always match their passion and enthusiasm, though. We aim to help with that." 

Click here for the press release with more details or contact either of us to get started! 

Connecting With Like Minds

Last month I had the great fortune of traveling to Scotland for a Nature Kindergarten Study Tour with Mindstretchers. Also on that trip was Clare Nugent of Fern Top Nature Preschool in Fairview, Tennessee. Clare and I have been emailing for a few years as she was establishing the Fern Top program, and it was such a thrill to finally get to meet in person! Even more fun was meeting on such an exciting adventure. I always learn so much from colleagues like Clare. Our work is also much more enjoyable when we're sharing ideas with like-minded people who quickly become friends. 

For more about my trip visit check out "My Summer Vacation: A Nature Kindergarten Study Tour in Scotland" on the Natural Start Alliance website

Clare Nugent and me in front of the welcome sign at  Auchlone Nature Kindergarten  in Crieff, Scotland.

Clare Nugent and me in front of the welcome sign at Auchlone Nature Kindergarten in Crieff, Scotland.