• In the Spotlight: Secret Forest Playschool
  • Put Your Program on the Map!
  • Getting Down to Business
  • Nature-Based Preschool National Conference

Bright Ideas

Your STEM Questions Answered

Fiddleheads Forest School follows up with educators to answer questions about STEM teaching in the outdoors. Read More

New Grant Commits $1.75 Million to Support Outdoor Learning in Colorado

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

Books for Exploring Winter Environments

We've collected some of our favorite books for exploring winter environments with young children--from snowy cities streets to hushed forests at night. Read More

Feature Story

Getting Down to Business

Business planning consultant David Catlin shares what it takes to develop a business plan for a nature preschool that can take you from a great idea to a successful school. Read More

Member Spotlight

Travel writer, nature guide, and parent Dan Szczesny shares how his baby toured remote regions of India with grace and charm, but drew the line on the back of a water buffalo. Read More