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Nature PreSchools & Forest Kindergartens

Ideas inspiration about getting kids outside early and often. (Plus pictures and links to videos from Antioch University New England's Forest Kindergarten conference days)

You Can't Bounce Off the Walls If There Are No Walls: Outdoor Schools Make Kids Happier - and Smarter

We are pleased to announce a scholarship available to students in the Nature-based Early Childhood Certificate Program. This tuition assistance is made possible by a grant from the Storer Foundation. Matriculated Student Plan: Tuition assistance will be available for the first 10 applicants accepted as full matriculants in the NbEC program prior to July 1, 2014.

Last child in the woods : saving our children from nature-deficit disorder / Richard Louv.

This is AMAZING!!! A video from an outdoor kindergarten in Norway where these are mainstream schools. They are outside the entire day 3 days a week in all kinds of weather. This sheds a little light on why outdoor learning is crucial. Most of all, I love Meg's explanation on her post below the video. I would love to put my kids in this school!

Sew Liberated: no such thing as bad weather

sewliberated.typepad.com

School's Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten Screening at Sophia's Hearth 2/22 at 4 pm, but AUNE has a copy for check out through the library as well. This looks like a great film.

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