TimberNook is an innovative, nature-based developmental program designed to foster creativity, imagination, and independent play in the great outdoors!
TimberNook experiences are ONLY part of our Willows Learning Membership
TimberNook provides innovative outdoor play experiences for children that challenge the mind, body, and senses in natural environments. Bringing exploration and nature together results in a truly unique way to reach children at a key point in their development.
ENHANCED LEARNING: Play enhances learning. Regular opportunities for movement and child directed play improves balance, strength, coordination, creativity, perseverance, and executive funtion skills, such as planning, initiation, and problem solving,
SUPPORTS DEVELOPMENT: TimberNook experieces meet a range of developmental needs that are not typically part of a content-based curriculum. TimberNook offers comprehensive instruction for teachers to set up and introduce play experiences, step back, observe, and assess the incredible gains of their students over time.
INTENTIONAL CURRICULUM: Planning for play is intentional. TimberNook provides educators with the tools to foster learning through play. Our curriculum is carefully crafted to inspire creativity and imagination. Extended time, ample space, and natural loose parts are just a few of the key ingredients used to support full immersion in deep and meaningful play with peers.
FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE: The TimberNook curriculum is closely aligned with the American Standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) promotoing learning across the emotional, social, physical, cognitive and language development areas. Some language arts, literacy, and math standards within the Common Core are also reflected within our curriculum.