Ferntop Nature Preschool is a unique, Christ-centered preschool, licensed by the state of Tennessee, on an eight-acre farm in rural Williamson County. Ferntop is located on the property of Ms. Clare's home, providing delightful opportunities for discovery, creativity and play.
Our students enjoy the benefits of an entirely outdoor education.
Ferntop provides experiences found in other traditional programs such as learning through play, discovery based learning, large and fine motor skills, creative expression, art and music and development of social skills, but uses nature and the themes of farm life as a springboard for learning. Caring for animals, the planting and tending of gardens, exploration of woods, fields and meadows, daily nature walks, working in the greenhouse, visits to the small library cabin, reading and expanding on excellent children's storybooks and literature, and enjoying a natural playground are some of the activities of a typical day.
Fern Top’s mission is to celebrate and explore the wonder of God’s creation and to lovingly provide time, experiences and opportunities for children and their families to explore, play and make connections with each other and the natural world.
To gently teach respect and love for God, His creation and each other
To offer a safe, inspiring, grace-filled atmosphere for the children and their families
To meet the developmental needs of the whole child through unique learning opportunities
Fern Top is built on these values and it is through these values that we view education
Truth who we are, who God is and our response to His love and care for us
Grace each child is uniquely designed and is accepted fully as they are
Wonder our natural capacity to wonder and delight drives our reflections, questions and explorations and is cultivated with care
Reverence respect of the Lord, creation and one another