“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”
Inspired by Bev Bos, the Reggio Emilia Approach, and the Forest School movement, our school is rooted in play-based learning that is student centered, self guided, experimental, hands on, and holistic.
At Boots & Bramble we value the importance of children's connection with nature. We believe children are natural investigators of their surrounding world and are invited to play, explore, create, and reflect in a safe and nurturing environment.
Our integrated curriculum is built to nurture the emotional and intellectual growth of our kids. Through stimulating experiences and hands-on learning opportunities, we meet the individual needs of each child, building on prior experiences and knowledge.
HOURS OF OPERATIONS
Boots & Bramble is open Monday through Friday
Our program follows the Bellingham School District Calendar
extended morning/ afternoon hours available depending on parents needs and schedules
BOOTS & BRAMBLE TEAM
Caring & Dedicated
Boots & Bramble started as a seed when Mariah was just a teenager, dreaming of creating a space where kids can learn, love, and grow through play and nature. Now, as a mother of two, with over 13 years of experience and a degree in the field of early childhood education, she is delighted to have her dream bloom into reality. Mariah is excited to share her passion, love, and experience to support Boots & Bramble children, families, and the Bellingham community.
Sam has over 15 years working in early childhood education, the past 8 of which have been working as a Kindergarten Teacher in the Bellingham School District. When he isn't working with his students, he is enjoying his family, gardening, playing music, and riding his bike. Although he is very dedicated to his kindergarten classroom, Sam is excited to find times to support, play, and learn with the Boots & Bramble community.
Currently looking for the right teacher to join the Boots and Bramble Team.