Wildflower Child & Family Center is in the process of creating a high-quality nature-based preschool and child care center that will lead the early childhood field in staff experience and will align the pedagogy of care and learning with and for our natural world.
While we build, we are partnering with other centers and agencies to provide high-quality nature-based programming for children.
Our values of Belonging, Growth, and Connection to our natural world lead our work each day.
Our Weaver (and Executive Director)
Deeply committed to:
Supporting early childhood learning and well-being through year-round outdoor play.
Stimulating connection to the environment with the next generation of its guardians.
Promoting sustainable agriculture by instilling childhood awareness of food sources.
Making nature-based education available to children whose access to outdoor programs is limited.
An early leader in the field of nature-based education in Ohio and the Midwest:
MA in Nature-Based Early Childhood Education (Oct 2023), MA Cert in ECE Leadership and Advocacy.
Opened a licensed, 3-star SUQ rated Nature Preschool in Dayton, Ohio in 2016.
In 2019, founded Ohio Naturally LLC which reaches teachers and administrators around the state for workshops and consulting.
Serves on the Miami Valley Leave No Child Inside Collaborative Board and the Ohio Nature-Based Early Childhood Education Collaborative Board.