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Michigan Public School District Adds Nature-Based First Grade Classes

Thanks to a major new grant, Bullock Creek Public Schools are planning to expand their Nature Kindergarten program to first grade. Read More

First Step to Water Conservation: Wonder

Author, educator, and educational consultant Patty Born Selly shares tips for water play that helps children begin to appreciate how important water is to them. Read More

Nature-Based Preschool National Conference: Your Options as Spaces Fill

Registration for the conference has broken records and exceeded expectations. Select days are still available, and a waitlist is available for discounted rates. Read More

Feature Story

Photo by Kit Harrington

Magic, Wonder, Science and Exploration: The Educational Value of Fairy Villages

Fairy villages are well known for inspiring wonder in children, but they're often overlooked as an educational tool. From helping children develop fine motor skills to promoting cooperation, communication, and teamwork, these villages for very small people offer big educational benefits. Read More

Member Spotlight

Photo by Vogel Alcove

Vogel Alcove is the only comprehensive early childhood education program in the city of Dallas whose primary focus is to provide childcare and case management for children and families referred by emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters, and organizations that serve homeless families. The Backyard at Vogel Alcove is a natural playground enhanced with garden areas that serve therapeutic and educational goals. Read More