The Fiore Garden
Fiore is very fortunate to sit on 4.5 acres of land in northern Virginia giving the children in our community an extraordinary space to explore.
Fiore worked hard to develop the school environment we have today. Fiore owners brought in Robin Moore, a nationally renowned architect, landscape designer and specialist in design of outdoor learning environments from the University of North Carolina. He and his team helped create an awareness of the age appropriate engagement with nature that is needed by the young child and a vision for the outdoor yard for toddler, primary and elementary age groups.
Included in the design are many natural features, such as a creek bed that runs through the yard, a bamboo tunnel, a butterfly garden, stone labyrinth, and a large open space to play. Other elements added to the space include rock walls, a tire swing, bridges, xylophones, balance beams, picnic tables, a stage, and many others.
It Is Easy Being Green
Fiore is dedicated to thinking about the environment in all aspects. Our beautiful school building uses solar panels. Additionally, we use all-natural cleaning products in our classrooms and throughout the school. We use dishes and glasses instead of paper products. Also, for young children, we use wet bags that can also be washed instead of using plastic or paper products. We encourage recycling and environmental awareness in all of our classrooms. We compost and also have gardens in which the children harvest their own crops to use for snack and lunch.
At Fiore, we also are dedicated to providing nutritional food for all of our students. The snack that we provide to the students organic whole milk, fruit and vegetables each day. Obtaining healthy eating habits and food appreciation as a young child is a valuable trait that the child can then carry with them through their life.