Our immaculate building is surrounded by a beautifully landscaped acre of land where we offer plenty of space designed for children.
We offer a convenient parking lot that makes drop-off and pick-up a breeze and security features to keep your child safe. Aside from our indoor classrooms, we created an outdoor classroom for children to learn and connect with nature.
“There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature; to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in nature. It is also necessary for his psychical development to place the soul of the child in contact with creation, in order that he may lay up for himself treasure from the directly educating forces of living nature.”
We provide parents a safe and natural, child-led environment for their children ages 1-9 years old where choice, communication, and respect is paramount to support each child’s innate desire to learn and create freely while teaming with parents to ensure they feel supported and heard throughout their child’s early childhood education experience.
Creating a holistic and natural learning space for children as we focus on supporting, nurturing, and flourishing each unique, whole child to instill a foundation of independence, confidence, mindfulness, and social-emotional skills to prepare each student to implement these inner tools throughout all walks of life.
At Inquisitive Minds, we strive to cultivate a learning environment that promotes safety and encourages exploration and growth. We embrace the natural elements of the earth in our teachings. Our tools and environment for learning are simple and quality. We encourage natural movement and freedom within limits for each of our students. We value nutrition and provide an abundance of whole foods to fuel them as they learn and grow each day. We practice intuitive eating as a model to help our students develop a positive relationship with food and their bodies. We incorporate several activities for children to connect with their mind and body from yoga, meditation, and dance to an outdoor classroom filled with nature play, farm life, and fresh air. These practices help children manage stress, enhance mindfulness, increase concentration, and build a positive self-image.
When you enter an Inquisitive Minds school, you will know because of the warm and accepting vibe and environment.
We bring this energy to our classrooms, meetings, and interactions with our families.
We incorporate several activities for children to connect with their mind and body including yoga, meditation, dance, and an outdoor classroom. These practices help children manage stress, enhance mindfulness, increase concentration, and build a positive self-image.
“If every 8 year old is taught meditation, we will eliminate
violence from the world within one generation”
Our center has implemented a tech-free zone for the children in our care as children are being introduced to smart phones and tablets at a very young age. Because children have access to electronics at home and at school, we have created our environment to direct their attention towards hands-on learning, socialization, and being outdoors.
This includes the student's personal electronics such as smart watches, phones, etc.
We encourage intuitive eating within our center where children are able to listen to their bodies and their own hunger/fullness cues. If they are not hungry during the scheduled meal and snack times, they are not forced or coerced to eat. We will have fresh fruits and vegetables available to the children throughout the day in between meal and snack times. We want to instill healthy eating habits and teaching children to have a healthy relationship with food at a young age.
All of the breakfasts and snacks we serve are plant based and 98% gluten free. We feel strongly about our students being introduced to healthy, whole foods on a daily basis to contribute to healthy minds and bodies.
The soles of our feet are sensory organs and each foot contains up to 200,000 nerve endings. We encourage teachers and children to go barefoot mostly indoors (which helps keep a clean indoor environment) but outdoors as well. Going barefoot provides several physical health benefits as well as additional health benefits when connecting with the earth such as improving sleep, normalizing levels of stress hormones, reduces pain, reduces stress, increases heart rate variability, decreases inflammation, and speeds wound healing. Researchers theorize the reason may be because we absorb free electrons, which act as antioxidants, from the ground; these substances may prevent or stop cell damage in the body as summarized by a dozen peer-reviewed studies in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health.
We design our school and outdoor play space to be barefoot friendly. If any child is not comfortable being barefoot outdoors, they are free to wear shoes. Barefoot outdoors is weather permitted. As an all-weather school, we ensure their safety at all times to include weather, temperatures, and air quality.
"The child has a different relation to his environment from ours...the child absorbs it. The things he sees are not just remembered; they form part of his soul. He incarnates in himself all in the world about him that his eyes see and his ears hear."