Bija is a holistic early childhood program in New York with a focus on mindfulness, the arts, social justice work, food, and farming. Its founder and director shares tips and examples for incorporating mindfulness into any early childhood program.
Nature-Based Preschool National Conference
Learning to Care: The Promise of Experiential Learning in Nature for Young Children
The Council of Nature and Forest Preschools seeks volunteers interested in collecting research findings, testimonials, and policy examples that support nature-based learning in early childhood.Read More
The Colorado Health Foundation has awarded the National Wildlife Federation and partners funds to support Early Childhood Health Outdoors, an initiative to bring naturalized outdoor spaces to early childhood education centers across Colorado.Read More
Nature experiences can play a central role in children's moral development. But we need to start by modeling caring practices and sharing our own sense of wonder and responsibility for the natural world.Read More
'Kids Afield' is a collaborative project developed by three teachers at an N-12 Independent School that uses technology (specifically kid-cameras) as a focus tool to connect K-1 students to nature. Started in September of 2012, in its second year we hope our model can be exported to other schools and groups working with young children in natural environments.Read More