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The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) has selected a contractor and will break ground on its new Nature Preschool in February 2018. The preschool is slated to open in Winter 2018. The ENC Nature Preschool will be our community’s first nature preschool and nature play area. The preschool will be located on the 1.3 acre property adjoining the Nature […]
We frequently receive communications from people interested in working at our Nature Preschool, or in the Outdoor Early Childhood Education field. Here are some great suggestions from our Education Coordinator , Alex Lane, for folks with an interest in working with young children in Nature: Read up! There are a couple good books that I’ve read […]
The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) has been a part of the Newport Beach, CA community since 1972. We are a landscape for learning, a sanctuary from life’s daily stresses, and a place of preservation and education. The ENC recently purchased a 1.3-acre property adjoining ours. Our vision is to expand our natural habitat, develop a […]
Debating whether your child will benefit from preschool? A new report confirms that early education is crucial to child development and influences children well into adulthood. Those who received early education are healthier adults in their 30s and 40s, with lower blood pressure and lower levels of obesity, hypertension, and coronary heart disease. Programs with […]
The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) has purchased the property at 745 Dover Drive! Our $10 million capital campaign to expand onto the adjacent 1.3 acre plot and build the community’s first nature preschool and nature play area is still in full swing. No one has a better use for this parcel of land than the […]
Over the last 40 years, we have become an integral part of the Newport Beach community. We have seen children learn and grow as they spend quality time in nature. We have a lot to be proud of – and now we have something to be especially excited about! The ENC has an amazing opportunity to […]