"The instructors were all very friendly and clearly very engaged with the children. When I picked the boys up they didn't want to leave and all the instructors were playing with or interacting with the kids. It was great!"
Jeremy, Nifty Summer Camp Parent
Nifty Littles is a Montessori inspired, outdoor-experiential education program for children 3-6 years old. Our classroom holds an 8 student to 2 teacher ratio. We provide practical-life work, grade level academics, cultural lessons, plenty of outdoor play and weekly experiential education experiences.
Kids + Nature = Happy Kids
Our classroom has easy access to the outdoors, where we extend our classroom with outside works. Students can take any work outside at any time. We also always spend an hour or more outdoors each day engaged in uninterrupted student led play.
Nifty Littles is a PrK-Kinder classroom. Students may start with us at 3 years old, if they are fully potty trained and exit our program at 6 years old after completing a full year of Kindergarten with us. Our classroom ratio is 8 students with 2 teachers.
Our Year-Round School Calendar operates on a quarterly schedule.
Fall Q: Sept-Nov
Winter Q: Dec-Feb
Spring Q: March-May
Summer Q: June-August
Montessori + Outdoor Ed.
Dr. Montessori says,
"Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and, when the grass of the meadows is damp with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath it's shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning as it wakes every living creature that divides its day between waking and sleeping."
Our Guiding Principles
Our guiding principles allow us to offer the best quality program for our community and cultivate happiness within our children.
Time in Nature
Play + Colorado Sunshine = Happy Kids!
A strong community foundations offers stability to allow children to thrive.
Safety + Consistent Support = Happy Kids = Happy Parents!
Hello . . .
I'm Vivienne McIntyre
I am the creator, founder and all things Nifty Nanny. I am so glad you are here! I've been in the child care industry and running summer camps for over a decade and love creating fun, safe opportunities for children to learn and grow in nature, community and friendship. Let's join hands to raise brave, happy, soulful kids.
Are we a good match?
Our ideal family is one who values the importance of nature in their everyday lives, believes in the power of pushing boundaries to achieve academic and personal growth and understands the importance of community.