• Photo by: Nancy Striniste

    Natural Places and Spaces for Children's Play

    Nancy Striniste, a landscape designer and dearly childhood educator, shares the importance of transforming children's everyday spaces into natural oases.

  • Photo by: Frazer Center

    Member Spotlight: Frazer Center

    Learn about the Frazer Center's Child Development Program and how they place inclusion at the heart of their mission.

  • Nature-Based Preschool Professional Practice Guidebook

    Now available! This essential resource from nature-based education experts across the US explains how nature-based programs are safe, effective, and inclusive.

  • Put Your Program on the Map!

    Check out Natural Start's new searchable map and list to see schools and organizations that are part of the Alliance. Join today to put your program on the map!

  • Natural Places and Spaces for Children's Play
  • Member Spotlight: Frazer Center
  • Nature-Based Preschool Professional Practice Guidebook
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Take the #OutdoorsAll4 Challenge this Winter

Take the #OutdoorsAll4 Challenge This Winter

Tinkergarten is aiming to get families outdoors for 2 hours per week over the next 10 weeks. Will you take the pledge? Read More

The Stories You Loved in 2019

From popular resources to play-focused policy, take a look at the topics and trends that caught the attention of Natural Start members in 2019. Read More

Webinar Recap: Washington Outdoor Preschool Pilot

In a webinar hosted by Natural Start, Aliza Yair provides an overview of the Washington Outdoor Preschool Pilot Program, followed by a brief Q&A. Read More

Feature Story

Photo credit: Nancy Striniste

Natural Places and Spaces for Children's Play

Natural places and spaces engage children's senses and inspire curiosity and a connection to the earth. Nancy Striniste, a landscape designer and dearly childhood educator, shares the importance of transforming children's everyday spaces into natural oases. Read More

Member Spotlight

Empowering people to respect, protect, and enjoy the natural world is central to the mission of the Aldo Leopold Nature Center and its programs in Monona, WI, including the Wonder Bugs Preschool Program. Read More