"My two boys attended Nature Sense as their first childcare experience. They enjoyed it so much that they still talk about everyone they spent time with and all the things they learned. Catherine and Thomas were very flexible, caring, responsible, creative and honest. The kids were always fed healthy foods and involved in creative and meaningful activities. The kids not only learned academics but they were also taught to have good values and morals. I would highly recommend Nature Sense for any of your childcare needs." Ria Respotnik
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I had the privilege of working with Cathy Hansen as a colleague in Montessori education. Not only was she wonderful to work with, she was one of my son's favorite teachers. She provided a consistently kind and gentle environment that allowed my son to discover much about himself and his world.
 
When Cathy and Tom told me they were going to open a home learning center, I was thrilled. Last week I visited their home and was delighted and touched beyond belief. The environment holds a natural rhythm that will welcome the child "home" each day. There is a strong focus on nature and taking care of the earth. Most of the toys are natural and wood products and there is an emphasis on organic and sustainable living.The rooms are set up in this cozy farm home with invigorating colors. Cathy and Tom have a garden and animals and the children will have the opportunity to work in the garden and eat the results when the veggies ripen. I know that the gentle, nurturing nature of the school will foster calm and cooperative behavior. 
 

My son is now 11 and I hope to get him to Naturesense on his off school days so he can, once again, enjoy Cathy and the extraordinary environments she creates.

 
Mary Sue Reutebuch, Montessori Educator of 23 years
 
 
It is with great pleasure to give the highest praise and recommendation to Catherine and her childcare. She has created an environment that matches her talents-thoughtful,creative,nurturing,intelligent and organic.  I have had the great fortune to teach with Catherine. Her interactions with children are caring and respectful-the way every child deserves to be treated. You and your child would be fortunate to have a childcare professional like Catherine.
Patty Castillo
Co-Administrator of Countryside Montessori Preschool