The Nature Explore Classroom at

Zasty’s Family Child Care

After succeeding in the WI Young Star Rating Process with such high scores, I was motivated to turn the outdoor classroom into more of my design of a natural space, yet still aware of the Young Star guidelines.

I feel that being in nature relaxes me and makes me a better provider when I am calm while working with all of the kids. On the flip side, the kids are so inquisitive and are more intense in their learning when they are interested, and nature opportunities often does that for them, as well as excites them in what they find. I am much more intentional with taking our classroom learning activities outside, so both the kids and myself are rewarded with the changes made in our environment.


731 Rivendell Drive
Milton WI 53563