On Saturday February 2nd, 2019 more than 100 families and 25 local businesses got together to celebrate the opening our brand new 4,600 square foot family and child care center where we will offer full and part-time child care for children two months to six years old as well as programs and services for older children and adults.
Thanks to the enthusiasm and energy of many local business partners our first open house featured story time every hour, a yoga class, family music-making, healthy and delicious home-made fudge, tasting of elderberry syrup and gummies, CBD based products, fresh roasted coffee and other healthy foods as well as a baby-wearing demo and many handmade products.
We are now accepting applications and will begin providing childcare at its 4,600 square foot facility at 220 Vreeland Avenue in Boonton, formerly the site of the Ada Budrick Child Care & Learning Center. The new facility features multiple classrooms, a common multi-purpose area, an outdoor playground and learning space and a commercial kitchen and will open its doors for the first class on March 4th, 2019.
The Nature Nest will open with two Kindergarten classrooms for ages four to six years with a total of eight children in each room and a dedicated caregiver. There will also be two nurseries with children ages two months to four years both with a maximum of eight children in each room and two dedicated caregivers per room. Currently, there are 14 open spots for new students and space is filling fast!
The Nature Nest is a unique child care center offering a wholesome, child-centered, curiosity-based approach to learning and development. It has been a home-based business since 2014 and is run by me, Sarah Myriam, a Boonton resident and mother of four.
As many of you know, I started my career in early childhood care and development 20 years ago and have enjoyed a long career of teaching and managing both public and private childcare centers.
The Nature Nest approach is founded on the belief that children benefit most from a calm and simple environment where they are immersed in the wonders of life and experience the world through music and movement, art, nature, cooking, play, handwork, helping and stories.
Children learn through a variety of self-driven multi-disciplinary activities that incorporate science, math, language arts, music, movement, visual arts, social studies and practical life.