Nancy Striniste

Nancy Striniste
Nancy Striniste
First Name: Nancy
Last Name: Striniste
Company Name: EarlySpace, LLC
As an educator and landscape designer, my specialty is creating sustainable natural play and learning spaces in all the places where children spend time: backyards, schoolyards, churchyards, parks, early childhood settings and more.
Phone Number: 7039895426
Business Address: 5827 19th Street North
City: Arlington
State: Virginia
ZIP Code: 22205
About Us:

Nancy Striniste, founder and principal designer at EarlySpace, LLC, has a unique background as both a landscape designer and an early childhood educator. Nancy has worked with schools, childcare centers, municipalities, and organizations throughout the mid-Atlantic and beyond to create sustainably designed natural play and learning spaces and to teach teachers and parents about how to use the outdoors for learning and play.

Ms. Striniste is the author of Nature Play at Home: Creating Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children to the Natural World (Timber Press 2019). She teaches at Antioch University New England in their Nature-based Early Childhood Graduate Certificate program, serves on the Nature Play Workgroup of the Maryland Partnership for Children and Nature, and on the Leadership Team of NoVA Outside. She holds a master’s degree in Sustainable Landscape Design from George Washington University, and a BS in Education from Wheelock College in Boston, MA. She is a certified Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional.

Years of Experience: 30+
CBLP Level 1- Basic Foundation in Sustainable Design and Installation
  • Cob cottage playhouses
  • Wetlands Learning Lab
  • Constitution Gardens Park sand play/stormwater infiltration area
  • Embankment slides on hillside
  • Constitution Gardens Park slide with raingarden in background
  • Living roofs on playhouses
  • Reading Garden School Courtyard
  • Nature Play at Home book cover
  • Nancy Striniste headshot

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