• Building a Movement to Help Young Children Connect with Nature and Care for It
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Early Childhood Education Programs
  • Education in Context: The Role of Place in Nature-Based Early Childhood Education
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Bright Ideas

Forest Days Evaluation Report Documents Benefits, Key Ingredients

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 numerous social, emotional, physical, and community-level benefits to participants. Read More

Chicago Zoological Society Announces 2018 NatureStart™ Course

NatureStart™ is a week-long professional development program focusing on skill development for educators who work with young children in zoos, aquariums, and nature centers. Read More

Help Make the Case for Nature-Based Early Childhood Education

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

Feature Story

Building a Movement to Help Young Children Connect with Nature and Care for It

How do we bring moments of wonder and care for nature into many more young children’s lives? Emilian Geczi argues that we need to combine empowering messages with effective engagement strategies to give more adults the confidence to share the wonders of the natural world with young children in everyday life. Read More

Member Spotlight

Nike Child Development Center

The Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, is home to the Nike Child Development Program (NCDP), which reflects Nike’s commitment to sustainable practices and active lifestyles. Read More