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Blue Lotus Nature School

Not all classrooms have four walls.

4350 Estate Dr, Fallbrook CA 92028 | Ms Stacie's Cell: (805)637-2931 | Facility Number: 374845007

Blue Lotus Nature School offers educational 

programs that use the natural outdoor environment as a classroom. We meet daily in our Fallbrook barn, and public and private spaces in North County San Deigo. Our Temecula location is opening Fall 2024 at De Portola Farms! Our mission is to nurture children as individuals, while deepening their sense of connectedness to nature and humanity. 

Preschool, TK and Kinder at the Ranch

Blue Lotus Nature School's Fallbrook Barn location is a licensed CA childcare offering part-time, morning programs at our mini ranch in South Fallbrook.  We offer an organic, holistic learning environment for children ages 2.5-6 and are inspired by the Reggio Emilia educational approach that includes kindergarten readiness. Temecula Barn program opening Fall 2024. More details to come!

Nature School Afternoons for Homeschoolers

Blue Lotus Nature School offers seasonal multi-week courses at our mini ranch in South Fallbrook and, begining Fall 2024, in our Temecula location.  Classes meet weekday afternoons and cover a variety of topics - Art from Nature, Animal Husbandry, Environmental Studies, Gardening, Entrepreneurship, Cooking, Home Economics and Yoga/Meditation Workshops.  All sessions include some exercise in nature and time to play with the animals. Charter school funds to be accepted beginning Fall 2024.  

Forest School and our Mobile Classroom

BLNS's Forest School classes are a place-based outdoor experience like no other.  Classes meet weekly at various natural locations in San Diego and Riverside counties.  Lessons for 3-5 year olds follow the Growing Up WILD! early education program that encourages young children to explore wildlife and the world around them. Lessons for K-6 Graders follow the Project WILD curriculum and focus on conservation education and environmental science.    


BLNS offers a variety of events, including a community favorite, our Child & Guide Days. (This is our version of Mommy & Me for families with children aged 18 months to 6.) We also host holiday get togethers for enrolled students, families and our community.


About the Staff:

Ms. Stacie - Founder/Owner


Stacie’s passion for early childhood education began in 2011, when her daughter Cameron first entered preschool in Santa Barbara.  Cameron attended an outdoor, nature-based program – a pretty radical alternative to traditional preschool at that time.  Stacie was amazed at how quickly Cameron’s foundational skills grew, and confidence soared.  Both mother and child were thrilled with her experience, and Cameron’s newly found love of the outdoors. 

Since then, Stacie has volunteered in a number of preschool and elementary school programs around North County San Diego and Temecula, focusing on the importance of incorporating nature-based play in early education curriculum. In Stacie’s mind, making a connection to nature helps us, as human beings, connect with each other.  As one who feels the appreciation for nature begins at home, Stacie is an avid recycler, conservationist, gardening enthusiast and all-around animal lover.  (Horses, chickens, bunnies, dogs and cats make for quite a zoo around the house.)


In addition to being an experienced small business owner, Stacie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from the University of CA Santa Barbara, and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.  Founding Blue Lotus Nature School has been a lifelong dream that we're all so thrilled has become a reality.

Ms. Annie - Curriculum Advisor


Annie's love of school began the moment she started kindergarten.  She loved learning and dreamed of being a kindergarten teacher when she grew up.  Upon graduating high school, Annie enrolled in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where she studied Early Childhood/Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology. 


Annie's first teaching job was in Maryland where she taught kindergarten for 5 years.  She also spent time in Oklahoma as an Early Literacy Coach, teaching elementary students the fundamentals of reading and writing.  After moving back to Pennsylvania, Annie taught preschool for 2 years and was a nanny for 3 years.

Throughout her years of teaching, Annie realized that many early childhood programs were lacking in some important aspects of learning.  This drove her to pursue a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  Annie is excited to use this knowledge to develop Blue Lotus's curriculum, focusing on nature-based learning.


When Annie is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jon, daughter Amelia and their pets, Chloe and Pixie.  She enjoys the outdoors, animals, reading, music, and playing all types of games.

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