How do forests and outdoor learning experiences benefit child development? This article covers the science behind these benefits, as well as practical tips for creating and running these kinds of programs.
The "culture of danger," as in child-proofing homes, daycare facilities, and outside play areas, has touched every aspect of early childhood education. How can one go about playing in backyards and play areas when one lives near bears, moose, and coyotes? It is all about acquiring knowledge of wildlife behavior and discovering the special capabilities of very young children.
The Natural Start Alliance is teaming up with the Evanston Public Library to shine a spotlight on the Blueberry Book Awards, a new literary award that honors books about nature, on Wednesday, December 7 at 1:30 PM ET. Register for the webinar today!
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The Natural Start Alliance is hosting a series of live online sessions for early childhood educators as part of our 2022 Nature-Based Early Learning Conference. Join us on Wednesday, November 16, for “Empowering Young Conservation Advocates Without the ‘Doom and Gloom’,” presented by Laura Seger and Kelsey Navin of the St. Louis Zoo.
The Natural Start Alliance is hosting a series of live online sessions for early childhood educators as part of our 2022 Nature-Based Early Learning Conference. Join us on Wednesday, November 2, for “Weapon Play: Why It Is Important and How to Talk About It,” presented by Samuel Broaden.
The Natural Start Alliance is hosting a series of live online sessions for early childhood educators as part of our 2022 Nature-Based Early Learning Conference. These bonus live sessions start Wednesday, October 19 with a session led by veteran outdoor early childhood educators Patti Bailie and Catherine Koons Hubbard, "Partnering with Nature: Teaching with Intention."
Join us online from October 31–November 5 for six packed days of inspiring guest speakers, with 40 informative sessions and daily E3 Washington highlights. You won’t want to miss our Lunch Speaker Series amplifying impactful ESE voices!
Date and Time:
Monday, October 31, 2022, 8:00am to Saturday, November 5, 2022, 5:00pm
Kids are the future of the planet and regularly demonstrate an inspiring willingness to stand up for it. We want to empower them to do just that! We are accepting proposals from 5-12 year olds throughout the United States and Canada to build an environmental action program at their school.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 12:00pm to Friday, March 31, 2023, 12:00pm
The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) is a peer-reviewed open-access electronic journal promoting early childhood environmental education for global readership and action. IJECEE publishes scholarly written work, anonymously and expertly reviewed by peers, that focuses on book reviews, educational approaches, evaluation models, program descriptions, research investigations, and theoretical perspectives pertinent to the education of all young children (birth to eight years). The young children’s caregivers and the communities, institutions and systems, in which the children live, too, are a focus of importance. The content of the publication addresses all aspects of environmental education as well as all reciprocal associations and impacts embedded within the environmental education experience. Implications for policy at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels are sought.
Free Virtual Workshop: With Teachers Megan Zeni & Sarah Regan, dig in on how the study of soil can become a playful, engaging, and cross-curricular inquiry. Join on September 20th 2022 at 4:00 PM Pacific/7:00 PM Eastern.
As we prepare for an upcoming national survey of nature preschools, the Natural Start Alliance is counting nature-based preschools in the US. Help us find your program by joining the Alliance as an organizational member today!