Become A Part of The Discovery Nature Preserve

Elizabeth Wilcox

Initial work on our Discovery Nature Preserve is underway!

The outdoor classroom will serve as a serene place for discovery for children to observe nature first-hand. The preserve, located at the front of the Beginnings property, will include:

Nature Art Area | Sensory Garden | Investigation Center | Mud Kitchen

Wildlife Refuge | Messy Materials Zone | Building Space with Discovery Tables

Climbing Area | Music and Outdoor Performance Stage


We are making great progress on our fundraising efforts, thanks to the generosity of our community. At our Annual Art Auction and 30th Anniversary Celebration, we raised more than $15,000 for the preserve. You can still be a part of our efforts by making a donation at any level that you deem appropriate.

In addition, we are offering sponsorship levels that will allow your family’s legacy to live on at Beginnings School for generations to come.


“Cement” your Legacy | $1,000

Have your child’s handprint, name and other desired language imprinted into a stone, used in our outdoor classroom. (19 available)

“Sweeten” the Pot | $5,000

Our maple trees will become a teaching tool as students learn how trees grow and maple syrup is made. After naming one of many maple trees in your family’s name, you will also receive a bottle of your very own syrup every year once the trees start producing. (5 available)

Build for the Future | $10,000

Your family’s name will be part of our bridge or tree house in the Discovery Nature Preserve. These naming opportunities also allow you to lock in Beginnings School 2016 tuition rates for your children, and their children, in perpetuity, so future generations in your family can enjoy all the benefits of a Beginnings education. (1 available)

Contact to get more details.


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