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    Natural Start Forum: Outdoor Preschool Policy Action Framework

    Are policy roadblocks preventing outdoor preschools from flourishing in your state? Join us Wednesday, April 21 at 3 pm ET to learn about the newly released Outdoor Preschool Policy Action Framework.

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    Member Spotlight: Tygh Valley Head Start

    Mid-Columbia Children’s Council Tygh Valley site moved entirely outdoors in 2020. We spoke with the COO to learn how they continue to meet licensing requirements and Head Start learning domains in the fully outdoor classroom.

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    Mark your calendars for our Nature-Based Early Learning Virtual Conference!

  • Put Your Program on the Map!

    Check out Natural Start's new searchable map and list to see schools and organizations that are part of the Alliance. Join today to put your program on the map!

  • Natural Start Forum: Outdoor Preschool Policy Action Framework
  • Member Spotlight: Tygh Valley Head Start
  • Save the Date!
  • Put Your Program on the Map!

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Natural Start Forum: Outdoor Preschool Policy Action Framework

Advocates of nature-based learning! Join a conversation about the newly released Outdoor Preschool Policy Action Framework and find your unique pathway to make nature-based & outdoor preschools available to all children. Read More

Natural Start Forum: Mindfulness with Alison Cohen

Join Natural Start for a live workshop facilitated by certified mindfulness instructor Alison Cohen. Participate in guided meditation, better understand the practice of mindfulness and its value, and learn new tactics for practicing mindfulness, geared specifically at educators. Read More

Natural Start Forum: Mid-Year Check-In

Join Natural Start and two nature preschool directors for a mid-year check-in to discuss what's working this year, what isn't, and what lies ahead in the coming weeks and months. Read More

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Our Big List of Beloved Books

We rounded up all the resources and book recommendations shared during our interactive Holiday Book Fair, now easily accessible all in one place. Browse diverse and inclusive children's books, wintery selections, and books recommended for adults to help you renew and reset. Read More

Member Spotlight

Woodland Star International School is situated among lush tea fields in Kenya's highlands. The school is Reggio Emilia inspired and takes a project approach to learning so that children can explore nature and sustainability. Read More