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OUR STORY

What we do and who we are...

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The Mission and the Vision

A place for children to BE in the world.

Hunt Valley Country Day is dedicated to every child's development as a whole, healthy, mindful person. We recognize all children as valuable, contributing members of our greater community. Our core values of creativity, compassion, respect and stewardship provide children a strong foundation to become engaged, successful participants in the world in which they live.

Our vision is one of a welcoming, flexible, atmosphere with a strong emphasis on children as engaged participants in the natural world. Children learn and grow in our intentional and nurturing environment that encourages exploration, creativity and self-confidence. We hope to strengthen and build upon children's natural curiosity about the world. We see ourselves as providing opportunities for children to be the natural scientists and explorers they were born to be.

As we support children’s physical and emotional health, we provide several hours of daily outdoor opportunities. Many studies have shown the positive effects of nature play. (Check out this link and Parent Reads for more info.) We believe in supporting children from a place of appreciation for the wonders of the world around us. Opportunities to experience the world can only happen by being out in it! Weather permitting, we will spend 2 to 6 hours out of doors each day. Unless weather is extreme, we will be gearing up appropriately and participating in cross-curricular activities outside. We believe there is no bad weather, just bad gear.

Who We Are

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Karen Nystrom

Founder

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Donna Grueninger

Executive Director
Preschool Teacher

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Aga Fuhrman

Daily Operations Director
Pre-K Teacher

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Sarah O'Brien

Preschool Teacher

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Rachel Sapp

Preschool Teacher

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Deserie Gregory

House Mother

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Kara Hayward

Preschool Assistant

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Jami Nelson

Visual Arts Teacher

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Susan Nawrocki

Preschool Teacher

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Brianna Flaton

Pre-K Teacher

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Veronica Nouel

Adminitrative Lead

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Kelli Fowler

Roving Specials Teacher