Natural Learning Alternative

Where children learn naturally through play, art and nature!


Our Philosophies

Natural Learning Alternative was created to provide children with a loving, developmentally appropriate first learning environment. We believe children are all creative, unique individuals who each have their own special gifts!

We offer a true child-led environment with lots of space, time and opportunities for children to explore and discover with real hands-on experiences. At NLA we respect children as individuals and use Hand and Hand Parenting as our model for conflict resolution.

Social conflicts are looked at as “learning opportunities” and help develop social-emotional intelligence. Our cooperative, parent participant model offers lots of loving engagement and connection for both children and adults. Parent support is a big part of our community!