At Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten on Vashon Island, Washington, the forest is the classroom.
Loose parts stimulate creative play, and nature is one of the best sources for low-cost, high-value loose parts.
Environmental education and STEM education overlap significantly when teaching young children. For both types of education, getting outside to explore the natural world are central features.
A new partnership between the Irvine Nature Center and the Ark Preschool that serves homeless children in Baltimore, Maryland, aims to give homeless children and their parents a place and time to take a break in nature.