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We are Early Childhood Professionals who see a need to provide young children with outdoor experiences. Our mission is to help children appreciate nature through a Jewish lens while they play outdoors in an intentional, supervised setting. Ta’am Teva teachers have been working in Jewish pre schools for over 15 years. We have attended numerous seminars and training sessions involving Forest Schools and Nature Pre Schools. We belong to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Natural Start Alliance and Northern Illinois Nature Pre School Association.
Founder, Margie Pines is an accomplished early childhood teacher with over ten years of classroom experience. She received the 2017 Sue Pinsky Award for Excellence in Jewish Education from the JUF. Margie has been the Outdoor Specialist at Z Frank Apachi’s Pre School program for the past five years and is currently working on an Early Childhood Nature Certificate through Antioch University.

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