PTN recognizes the various needs of children of different ages, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds, learning styles, and stages of development to create a safe, engaging atmosphere for young learners.
We serve a diverse community of students, ages 3-6, primarily from surrounding Boston neighborhoods. PTN provides age-appropriate, experiential, and inquiry-based activities, which adhere to the practices of Massachusetts standards, in a nurturing learning environment through a focus on structured and unstructured outdoor play. PTN encourages child-led inquiry and respect for our students as learners and their ability to construct their own knowledge.
Pathways to Nature offers an educational and nurturing program that is hands-on and inquiry-based. Our goals are to:
- Provide children with a safe environment to grow, learn, and respect people and nature.
- Connect children to nature to develop a lifelong passion for the environment and its stewardship.
- Help children recognize the natural world as part of the urban environment.