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Audubon Nature Preschool Legacy Fund

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. — Rachel Carson

The Audubon Nature Preschool, founded in 2006, builds on children's inherent curiosity about the world by using hands-on, nature-based activities to foster social, physical, and academic skill development. Under the direction and leadership of founding director Stephanie Burpee Bozzo, preschool teachers plan age-appropriate activities that integrate science, math, literacy, and the arts while encouraging cooperative learning and social competence. 

A Legacy Fund, created by parents of both the inaugural class of 2007 and the class of 2008, was established in honor of their children's time spent at this special place, where a love of nature, of learning, and of each other is nurtured. The Legacy Fund will help the school afford those hard-to-budget items, such as playground equipment for its natural play area. The hope is that many more children and families will enjoy it over the years to come.


We felt like it was really important — not just to give something back to a school that has given our family so much — but to start a tradition of community investment in this very special program. Stephanie Bozzo knows so much about how children learn, yet the whole time, the kids just think they're having fun! — Mary Beth Hastings, mom to Sydney, class of 2006-07 and 2007-08


Being part of this community has been a tremendous experience for our family. We all gained a new found appreciation for being good stewards of the environment. The Legacy Fund is an important way to support the growth and ongoing success of the school and to ensure that as many children as possible get exposure to the wonders of nature and the joy of learning. — Ilaya Hopkins, mom to Graham, Class of 2006-07 and 2007-08


Stephanie Bozzo is not only about the whole child — but the whole family. She has a special magic about her that we all wish we could purchase at the grocery store — in the organic section of course! Her wisdom runs deep, her positive energy is contagious and her love for teaching flows effortlessly. We feel fortunate to have another adventurous year under Stephanie's wing before Samantha flies on her own. — Tricia and Eric Nudelman, parents of Samantha, Class of 2007-08 and 2008-09

To learn more the

Audubon Nature Preschool Legacy Fund, feel free to email Stephanie Bozzo. To contribute to the Legacy Fund, mail a check to the following address; please include a "preschool legacy fund" notation on the check.

Audubon Naturalist Society
8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, MD  20815