GGHF Curious by Nature School

GGHF Curious by Nature School is a nurturing, stimulating, non-profit early learning center.

We offer nature-based early childhood programs designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, creative, and academic needs of young children. Our teachers are certified in nature-based curriculum Growing Up WILD™ , an early childhood education program that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the environment Emphasizing the importance of hel

Operating as usual

12/07/2023

TONIGHT!

Our next parent education series talk is tonight! Will you be coming?

Greater Gig Harbor Foundation: GivingTuesday 11/28/2023

TODAY is and we're halfway through the day, and halfway to our goal!

High quality early learning is a proven means of closing the K-12 opportunity gap and ensuring educational opportunity for all children.

Through Curious by Nature School and our Stewards Scholarship Fund, we have been able to provide about $55,000 in tuition assistance and over $300,000 in educational program subsidies to help close the opportunity gap by making access to early learning possible for more than 2,500 area children over the past decade.

In this season of gratitude and giving, you can be the change for our community’s children. You empower every child’s future and invest in our student’s and our community’s well-being when you make a gift this Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28.

And, through midnight tonight, the power of your gift will be tripled!

To make your GivingTuesday gift now: TEXT GGHFTUESDAY to 53-555 or https://gghf.info/GT

Greater Gig Harbor Foundation: GivingTuesday By Greater Gig Harbor Foundation

11/28/2023

Invest in tomorrow's leaders today! Your contribution nurtures the potential of our youth, shaping a stronger community. Select GGHF Curious By Nature School when making your donation to help support future programming, scholarship opportunities, and our endowment fund. DONATE HERE: https://gghf.info/GT

11/23/2023

We are SO THANKFUL for each every family, friend, and supporter of CBNS!

Wishing a happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

11/19/2023

An amazing community art piece! Thank you to everyone who contributed to this project!!

One part of Reggio Emilia Inspired programs is having community connection, so any chance we can interact with the greater Gig Harbor Community is so fun!

11/14/2023

“I wonder if he misses his mommy?” - 3 y.o.

11/10/2023

In observance of Veterans Day, there are NO classes today, Nov 10th.

Thank you for your service, veterans! ❤️🤍💙

A representation of a poppy from our pre-k Otters class in honor of the poem In Flanders Fields by John McCrae:
“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.”

Photos from GGHF Curious by Nature School's post 11/09/2023

Some joys of this week:

🍂“The leaves are falling” - 2 y.o.

🍁 “We want to find the big leaves” - 2 y.o.

🪵 “Anybody home?” - 2 y.o.

🦠 “Germs are so little you can’t even see their eye balls” - 3 y.o.

🔭 “Is that real space or what am I seeing?” - 3 y.o.

🪂 “Up is up there.” - 3.5 y.o.

👟 “I’ve got my cooking shows on.” - 4 y.o.

11/07/2023

💡 “Can we go to the creek?” 💡

An entire class of toddlers enjoying the creek at our Crescent Valley Campus with their eyes and ears.

💧“Look the creek!”
🌲”That’s a tall tree!”
🍄 “Look! Mushrooms!”

💚 Nature never ceases to pull children in, invite them to observe, and spark learning. We are so thankful to offer these experiences to so many ages. 💙

11/04/2023

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11/02/2023

We are partnering with the Gig Harbor Basket Brigade to help fill Thanksgiving baskets for local families in need. Donate some cream of mushroom soup at either campus location!

Photos from GGHF Curious by Nature School's post 10/31/2023

We L 🎃 V E pumpkin season here at CBNS, especially since pumpkins are such an amazing and versatile material. Children can learn and grow with them in so many ways!! Here are just a few 🧡

10/30/2023

Order by October 31st to get in on our group shipment delivered mid-November!!! Link in our bio ❤️

Photos from Gig Harbor Senior Center's post 10/28/2023
10/27/2023

🎼 We’re going on an adventure, we’re gonna have some fun… 🎶

10/26/2023
10/25/2023

🌧️ CBNS COMMUNITY! ☀️ What is your advice for new families and gear as the we get closer to Winter? ❄️

Photos from GGHF Curious by Nature School's post 10/24/2023

🦎 We have a NEW FRIEND in the Orca, Raven, and Woodpecker classes!!! 🦎

A local friend donated an amazing gecko to our school for us to love and learn about! Stay tuned for this adorable guy’s new name!

10/23/2023

So thankful for our wonderful staff!

Each one is dedicated to learning and growing in their practices, and becoming better educators every day. Which is impressive, because they are already SO AMAZING!!!

10/23/2023

Thank you for allowing us to invest in our staff! 🌻

Having staff-in-service days allow us to engage in meaningful professional development as a WHOLE staff.

Photos from GGHF Curious by Nature School's post 10/20/2023

“It stayed up!” - 4 years old

The joy of your plan working out!!!

There is still space in our 3’s, 4’s, and 5+ classes. Ask us!

10/20/2023

🎃🚴‍♀️ Are you ready to pedal your way into the Halloween spirit? Don't miss our Halloween Bike Ride and Costume Contest on October 29th! 🚴‍♂️👺 Dress up, ride out, and stand a chance to win spooktacular prizes! 🏆🌙 Registration is limited and is disappearing like ghosts, so get yours now! https://gghf.info/RDB2023

10/19/2023

Putting out HUGE kudos to Dave's Meats and Produce for their awesome, fresh homemade Italian Sausage for our 1st Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser supporting GHSC programs, services and activities for all greater Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula area seniors!

Thanks Dave for your amazing support!

VERY Limited Tickets remain .info/PASTA

Or contact the office @253.514.6338, ext 1 to buy tickets cash or check.

Photos from GGHF Curious by Nature School's post 10/18/2023

Did you know that we are just ONE part of an amazing local non-profit community foundation called the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation?!

GGHF does amazing work throughout the greater Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula communities.

You may see us share some of their events on this page, celebrate wins with them, or see other types of collaboration! We are so thankful that we get to be a part of not just impacting the lives of children in our community, but also partner with the Foundation to impact arts & culture, education, parks & environment, recreation, and social capital throughout the area.

Give them a follow! Greater Gig Harbor Foundation

Not - So - Spooky Bear Cave 2023 was a HUGE success!!!

Thank you to everyone who came out in the rain! 

We had some awesome scavenger hunting, science exploration with our Jr Explorers team, Photo Booth, AND got to enrich the people’s evening at The Lodge.

A special thank you to every parent who helped plan and make this event happen, it wouldn’t have excited without you all!!!

@amandafrederickphotography ❤️ 10/18/2023

Not - So - Spooky Bear Cave 2023 was a HUGE success!!!

Thank you to everyone who came out in the rain!

We had some awesome scavenger hunting, science exploration with our Jr Explorers team, Photo Booth, AND got to enrich the people’s evening at The Lodge.

A special thank you to every parent who helped plan and make this event happen, it wouldn’t have excited without you all!!!

Not - So - Spooky Bear Cave 2023 was a HUGE success!!! Thank you to everyone who came out in the rain! We had some awesome scavenger hunting, science exploration with our Jr Explorers team, Photo Booth, AND got to enrich the people’s evening at The Lodge. A special thank you to every parent who helped plan and make this event happen, it wouldn’t have excited without you all!!! @amandafrederickphotography ❤️

10/17/2023

Introducing… OUR LOGO WINNER!!!

Edith Howard is our artist who created this beautiful snail and berry accents. This drawing will be the center of our logo for merch this year!

MERCH PURCHASES WILL START TOMORROW AT THE SPOOKY BEAR CAVE!

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 10/15/2023

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Join the Gig Harbor Senior Center's 1st Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser - we'll be serving up pasta for a great cause!

Photos from Gig Harbor Eagles Club's post 10/14/2023
Photos from GGHF Curious by Nature School's post 10/12/2023

What a magical evening! And we get to do it all again tomorrow, Oct 12th from 5-7!

Thank you to everyone who came!!!!

Photos from GGHF Curious by Nature School's post 10/10/2023

It’s October!!! That means we have our family events starting!!!

Come join us at the Crescent Valley Campus this Wednesday or Thursday to enjoy our Enchanted Forest, hosted by the Family Network!

Photos from GGHF Curious by Nature School's post 10/08/2023

HUGE THANK YOU to for donating their time and parking lot stripe machine to make sure our parking lot at Crescent Valley is looking shiny and new!

We are so thankful for kind neighbors. ❤️

Photos from GGHF Curious by Nature School's post 10/06/2023

🐌 Connecting with Nature 🐌

One of the benefits of having an outdoor program is being able to marvel at and enjoy critters with the children. Four preschoolers sat about 20 minutes around this “snail home” just watching how it moved, asking questions, and doing some book research to learn more!

Learning is so natural outside because of the wonder it easily evokes from children and adults alike! We get to be co-learners WITH them!

10/04/2023

F O C U S

One of the benefits of contextual curriculum is it promotes children’s focus on activities because it creates space for educators to make the activities relevant to the child and the world we are in!

Photos from GGHF Curious by Nature School's post 10/04/2023

So many discoveries being made each day at both campuses!

We are on week 3 of this school year. Children have settled in, the earth has fill out our outdoor spaces with water, and learning is HAPPENING!!!

Photos from Gig Harbor Eagles Club's post 10/03/2023

We are so honored to be part of the Gig Harbor Eagles Club's charity of the year choice!

Looking forward to many fun events there this year!! Stay tuned!

09/26/2023

STARTING OCTOBER 3RD:

Join us Tuesdays from 3:30-6:00pm to investigate the year from a circular perspective.

Drop-Off between 3:30-4:00pm. Bring your outdoor gear and a snack to explore the local changes in nature. Then, come in to reflect and create in our indoor Learning Lab.

$375 Per Seasonal Session

Register with the link in bio or message us with questions!

09/22/2023

ATTN: Are you a room parent? Or do you want to be involved with school events, appreciation of others, or fundraising?

Come to our first family network meeting of the year! We will be planning for the Spooky Bear CAVES! That’s right, two of them!! Come, be involved, make parent friends, and have fun!

Crescent Valley Campus Address:
13302 Crescent Valley Dr NW, Gig Harbor, WA

Photos from GGHF Curious by Nature School's post 09/16/2023

Our first week was a huge success!

🌷- Friendships budding
🔍- Slugs found
🪵- Amazing structures built
🌳- Nature connected with
🎨- Art created

Happy first week, CBN 🥳

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Videos (show all)

The Green Gig: CBNS Teachers
2017 was a fantastic year for CBN!  Here are some of our favorite highlights - family nature walks & lunch with a scient...
Look what we spotted in the forest today - a Red-breasted Sapsucker (woodpecker)! Not only is it fun to say its name, it...
Process art during this week's Space Camp!
2017 CBNS Locally Grown!
We saw two fawns across from the school a few times this past week. They've recently become independent from their mothe...
The preschoolers started their frog unit. Indoor nature activities often include songs related to the theme, such as thi...
The children learning about colors after spending a rainy day outside.

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