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Mud Puddles & Dandelions Nature Preschool


14 Hillcrest Dr. Lucas, TX

About Our School

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Outdoor Play

​​Mud Puddles & Dandelions is a nature-based, Waldorf inspired preschool serving families in Collin County and the surrounding area. We accept children at 6 weeks up to 5 years of age. Our hours of operation are 7:30am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday. We offer part-time and full-time schedules.
As a nature-based preschool, a large portion of our school day is spent outdoors. In addition to our daily outdoor exploration and play, we enjoy completing art and sensory activities outside, having outdoor storytime, and eating our snacks and meals on the patio. We often go on nature walks where we discover the different sounds, smells, and textures of our natural environment. We spend time outdoors in all nonsevere weather (hot, cold, windy, and rainy) and we ask that parents dress their children appropriately

Curriculum

Mud Puddles & Dandelions does not adhere to one specific educational philosophy, but we do use the ideas of Waldorf Education, LifeWays Early Childhood Programs, and Peace Education to guide the development of our daily activities. First and foremost we consider our school to be nature-based and we strive to incorporate the natural world in to as many of our activities as possible. During the school day, our children spend a substantial amount of time outdoors learning and exploring. We believe in positive guidance and we encourage our children to learn through play, self-discovery, and imagination. We offer holistic education that not only focuses on a child’s academic growth but also their personal, social, and emotional growth.  

Farm to Table

Our children take great joy in the planting, maintaining, and harvesting of our garden fruits and vegetables. We incorporate our homegrown fruits and vegetables in to our daily snacks and meals as often as possible and we are currently in the process of transitioning to all organic meals. The children work in the garden on a weekly basis. In the past we have harvested tomatos, carrots, bell peppers, potatos, strawberries, blackberries, and many others.