A holistic nature-based curriculum full of wonder & play
Your guide to a more nourishing and connected homeschool rhythm.
What Makes Us Unique
Are you looking for a magical way to enhance your child's learning experience? Look no further than our unique approach, which combines the whimsy of fairy tales with the cutting-edge science of neuroscience.
As children engage in play, their hearts and emotions enter a coherent state of harmony. But that's not the only way to achieve this state - curiosity, creativity, human connection, and wonder can all lead to this same harmonious place.
Our innovative learning framework harnesses the power of nature and play to create a holistic experience that engages the body, heart, and brain. By fostering this harmony, children can truly create the lives they want.
The deepest learning takes place when children are in this state of harmony, and we're excited to offer this incredible opportunity to your family. Join us on a journey to create a magical, harmonious world of learning for your child.
Who This Is For
Are you a parent or caregiver who believes in child-led learning but struggles with providing structure and guidance? Do you want to prioritize your child's social and emotional needs, while still giving them a strong academic foundation? Look no further.
Our all-in-one curriculum offers a holistic approach to learning, with a focus on connection and minimal stress. Say goodbye to cluttered materials and wasteful activities - our program is designed for easy implementation with minimal waste.
We understand that your child's needs are complex and multifaceted. That's why we offer a framework that prioritizes social and emotional development, while still providing a solid academic foundation. Our curriculum offers the perfect balance of structure and flexibility to support your child's unique learning journey.
Don't settle for a one-size-fits-all approach to education. Join our community of like-minded caregivers who prioritize connection, minimalism, and child-led learning. Discover the benefits of a complete, all-in-one curriculum designed to meet your child's needs.
Made for both homeschoolers and nature-based preschool/Kindergarten programs.
Our Core Beliefs
We believe that the child is the curriculum. We honor their innate desire to learn and we create a learning environment that supports their natural curiosity and passion for discovery.
We understand that play is the work of the child, and we provide ample opportunities for them to engage in meaningful and impressionable learning experiences through play. We believe that learning should be fun, engaging, and enjoyable for children, and our approach reflects this philosophy.
Nature is a powerful teacher, and we use the great outdoors as a classroom to provide sensory-rich experiences for our students. Not only is nature an amazing learning environment, but it also has a healing effect on children, promoting well-being and calmness.
We believe that wisdom begins in magic and wonder, and we strive to provide an environment that fosters curiosity, imagination, and creativity. Our approach encourages children to explore and discover their world with a sense of wonder and awe.
Finally, we recognize that a healthy body is the foundation for healthy emotions and a healthy mindset. We promote physical health and provide emotional support and guidance to help children develop positive attitudes and mental resilience.
Director of Barn Daycare & Preschool
"I am the director at a small daycare and wanted to integrate a curriculum that was low cost itself but also the supplies needed would be low cost for myself and my staff. Finding Wonder Garden was like finding a needle in a haystack.
The curriculum lead to pure excitement! I always fear giving my teachers more to work with. I don’t want to overwhelm them on top of everything else that the state requires us to accomplish. I printed the curriculum out and put it in a binder for both of my teachers. They were immediately excited by the pictures and color that the curriculum had. The way that it was broken down by weeks was helpful for them to incorporate as well. As for our children, they had a blast! I could hear the giggles and conversations that were happening from my office, and often found time to leave my desk to join. A lot of the lessons led to deeper conversations or even other activities that the children and staff thought of along the way."
Former Public School Teacher, now Homeschool Mom
"When we became parents after a long wait and deep diving into parenting books and brain development I wanted an approach to education that facilitated and supported our child’s development. This is where finding wonder garden was magical! Danielle uses pedagogical approaches from multiple ideologies that allow for whole child focus to be at the forefront! Children are learning and being exactly who they are as they engage in play and learn to connect with the world around them.
This is a brilliant curriculum that helps you develop activities to use with your children, engage with them as you curate books to read and build upon, activities that emphasize gross and fine motor skills. It’s child focused in its essence. It’s well planned out with a structure that helps someone like me have a plan and allows for flexibility as children move and engage with certain topics at their own interests and pace. I highly recommend this program."
"I have been homeschooling my (just turned) 7 year old son for 3 years. For the first 2 years I used mostly traditional (workbooks) and outdoor naturalist methods. This year I desired to try new methods because as much as we loved our outdoor classroom, the traditional methods of using workbooks did not work for us. This is when I came upon Danielle's Wonder Garden Kindergarten Curriculum and decided to give it a try.
The Wondergarden Curriculum is the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor play, nature, and play-based activities that encompass mindfulness and social-emotional skills while including fun academic lessons that are engaging."
Available Wonder Garden Curriculums
A nature-based PRESCHOOL curriculum for children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years of age.
A nature-based KINDERGARTEN curriculum for children aged 5 to 6 years of age.
Walking in Wonder
A nature-based FIRST-GRADE curriculum for children aged 6 to 7 years of age.
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