Montessori Children's School, Jacksonville, NC
The Natural Learning Initiative (NLI) worked with the Children’s Montessori School of Jacksonville, NC, on Project Greenspace, a comprehensive Design Program and Master Plan. The community design process for the project included a series of workshops with children, director and directresses, parents, administrators, the Board of Trustees, and community stakeholders.
The proposed settings offer children a range of opportunities for physical, social, emotional, and spiritual development through experiences with nature. Hands-on interactions with plants through spontaneous play are welcome and expected as part of the outdoor Montessori curriculum.