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Getting Nature Preschoolers Ready for Kindergarten

Natural Start

A quality preschool program lays a foundation for lifelong learning and success in kindergarten and beyond.

How do nature-based early learning programs, in particular, support growth across the development domains and foster skills in areas such as language, thinking, confidence, self-regulation, and motor development to prepare students for kindergarten?

Join Natural Start Alliance members for a conversation on kindergarten readiness in a webinar and Twitter chat organized by the Council of Nature and Forest Preschools, a national group of education leaders advancing outdoor schools:

In conjunction with the webinar and Twitter chat, you can also read our December Feature Story, "How Learning to Put on Rain Boots Leads to Academic Success", by Catherine Koons Hubbard, Preschool Director at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee.

[This post was updated on December 13, 2017, with links to the webinar recording and Twitter chat.]