• 7 Ways Nature-Based Learning Takes Root in Existing Preschools
  • National Survey of Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens
  • Prescott College Center for Nature and Place-Based Early Childhood Education
  • Put Your Program on the Map!

Bright Ideas

Getting Nature Preschoolers Ready for Kindergarten

How do nature-based early learning programs support growth across the development domains and foster skills that prepare students for kindergarten? Join Natural Start Alliance members to discuss this topic in an upcoming webinar and Twitter chat. Read More

Nature Preschools and Kindergartens at Record Numbers in the U.S.

Nature-based preschools and kindergartens continue to rise in popularity in the United States. A national survey of nature-based early childhood educators conducted in 2017 identified more than 250 nature preschools and forest kindergartens operating across the country. Read More

Forest Days Evaluation Report Documents Benefits and Key Ingredients for Success

A recent evaluation report on the Forest Days initiative in Vermont and New Hampshire schools finds that programs not only support academic learning but also offer social, emotional, physical, and community benefits to participants. Read More

Feature Story

7 Ways Nature-Based Learning Takes Root in Existing Preschools

How do you incorporate nature-based learning into an existing preschool or childcare center? Here are seven practical strategies that will help you get started. 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