Be a part of our annual conference for nature preschool educators, administrators, and researchers! The call for proposals for the 2018 World of Wonder: An International Nature-Based Early Learning Conference is now open!
SHP Leading Design provides architectural and landscape architectural services to many educational institutions. We asked two of the firm's architects to tell us about their approach to the design of spaces for early learning.
How do nature-based early learning programs support growth across the development domains and foster skills that prepare students for kindergarten? Join Natural Start Alliance members to discuss this topic in an upcoming webinar and Twitter chat.Read More
Nature-based preschools and kindergartens continue to rise in popularity in the United States. A national survey of nature-based early childhood educators conducted in 2017 identified more than 250 nature preschools and forest kindergartens operating across the country.Read More
A recent evaluation report on the Forest Days initiative in Vermont and New Hampshire schools finds that programs not only support academic learning but also offer numerous social, emotional, physical, and community-level benefits to participants.Read More
Learning to care for one's personal needs while playing outdoors is not always easy but it teaches children the skills they need to navigate new situations, think through problems, and develop strength and coordination -- the very foundations of later success in the classroom.Read More