Bright Ideas - The Natural Start Blog

Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools Launches

November 30, 2016

The new association provides services, support and inspiration to nature-based early childhood programs in the Eastern US, from Virginia to New York. Read More

Book Chapters Sought: Early Education and Nature

October 14, 2016

An upcoming volume of Advances in Early Education and Day Care will focus on early education and nature. Chapters are invited. Read More

Networking Call: Planning for Natural Disaster

May 27, 2016

Network with nature and forest preschools grappling with how best to plan for natural disasters in outdoor programs. Read More

NAAEE Announces Distinguished Nationally Known Slate of Five New Members for Newly Expanded Board

May 4, 2016

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) expands board by five members to strengthen and expand the movement and profession. Read More
Prescott College

Prescott College Receives $100,000 Grant for Early Childhood Education Teacher Training

April 5, 2016

Prescott College has received a $100,000 grant from the George B. Storer Foundation to establish a Center for Place- and Nature-Based Early Childhood Education. The Center will train preschool instructors with an emphasis on working with children outdoors in nature. Read More

Antioch New England's In Bloom in Maine a Success!

March 30, 2016

This one-day conference held at the Eyes of the World Discovery Center was attended by over 135 educators. Read More
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University of Cincinnati’s Arlitt Center Awarded $1.6 Million NSF Grant to Advance Preschool Learning in Outdoor PlayScapes

March 30, 2016

The three-year grant from the National Science Foundation will build professional support for teachers and continue research into early childhood learning in PlayScapes. Read More

Maine Early Childhood Educators Meet to Advance Environmental Education

February 28, 2016

Maine Audubon hosted a meeting of early childhood and environmental education professionals to promote networking in support of early childhood environmental education across the state. Read More

Professional Development Is In Bloom in New England

February 28, 2016

Antioch University's popular In Bloom professional development series continues this summer with conferences in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Read More

Two Veteran Professionals Team Up to Offer Business Planning for Nature-Based Preschools

January 27, 2016

David Catlin Consulting LLC and Rachel Larimore announced this month that they are teaming up to develop business plans for nature-based preschools. Read More