• Giving Children a Head Start on the Farm
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  • Let's Create an ECHO Across America: Every Child Healthy Outdoors
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Bright Ideas

New Journal Issue Focuses on Greening Early Childhood Education

This special issue of Children, Youth and Environments explores the outcomes associated with bringing nature into early childhood education and child care centers and the benefits it provides for early development. Read More

New Campaign Challenges Families and Schools to Reclaim Down Time

The Alliance for Childhood and Reel Link Films have launched a campaign to start a national conversation about our priorities for children and families. Read More

Farewell to Natural Start's South African Fellow

Mandela-Washington Fellow Cindy-Lee Cloete shares her impressions of her fellowship with Natural Start, and what new ideas she's bringing home to South Africa, where she is a young environmental leader. Read More

Feature Story

Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm

Giving Children a Head Start on the Farm

Take a look inside the nation's first Head Start classroom at a working farm at Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm in Dayton, Ohio. Read More

Member Spotlight

A Primary Photo Journalist records her partner's work during an activity to create bird feeders for the school yard.

Robin Long

A Primary Photo Journalist records her partner's work during an activity to create bird feeders for the school yard.

'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