Nature's Edge

Welcome to Nature's Edge where early learning is based on relationships built on trust and caring. Here we strive to promote independence, cooperation, and a lifetime love of hands-on learning. We use our nature-focused center and the surrounding environment in many of our classroom activities, from making paint from materials found in our wooded playground, to cooking with homegrown ingredients, to using natural elements from our environment to count and manipulate. We encourage discovery in everyday occurrences.

Staff Listing

Nan Casciola
Supervising Lead Teacher
Nanette is a graduate of Edinboro University and The University of Pittsburgh, where she obtained a master’s degree in Child Development and... Read Full Bio
Mandy Hudson
Mandy graduated from PSU in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She worked as a Nanny for three years before... Read Full Bio
Cassie Vomero
Cassie has worked at Hort Woods since the center opened in 2011, and has enjoyed everyday spent there. She graduated from Penn State with a degree in... Read Full Bio