Pollywogs Nature Playschool
The Outdoor Classroom at Pollywogs Nature Playschool is a special place offering a magical environment where children can safely engage in deep nature play making connections with others, self and the natural world.
During the summer of 2021, our school proudly received The Cedarsong Way Accreditation. We are honored to be the first state-licensed Forest Kindergarten program accredited by The Cedarsong Way®️ in Massachusetts! Schools that are certified as Accredited Cedarsong Way Schools are verified in their commitment to The Cedarsong Way pedagogy including nature immersion and unstructured free play, flow learning, inquiry-based learning, child inspired documentation of the emergent curriculum, respect for others, self, and the living earth, positive reinforcement, emphasis on individual empowerment and group bonding, exposure to moderate risk and low student to teacher ratios.
Schools Accredited in The Cedarsong Way are proven to be operating at the same level of excellence as the original award-winning and internationally recognized Cedarsong Nature School founded by Erin Kenny and Robin Rogers. Cedarsong Way Accreditation is an assurance of the best quality outdoor education program.
Professionally, Rhonda continues to mentor others in various stages of their nature-based educational journey offering consulting services as well as mentoring for The Cedarsong Way Teacher Training Certification. In additon, Rhonda was an online presenter for the 2022 Natural Start Alliance Conference, presenting on an in-depth child-led project which was constructing a 50′ creek in our Outdoor Classroom.