• NAAEE Call for Presentations Now Open!

    NAAEE is now accepting proposals for the 50th Annual Conference: The Power of Connection. Deadline to submit is May 7.

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    Member Spotlight: Tygh Valley Head Start

    Mid-Columbia Children’s Council Tygh Valley site moved entirely outdoors in 2020. We spoke with the COO to learn how they continue to meet licensing requirements and Head Start learning domains in the fully outdoor classroom.

  • Save the Date!

    Mark your calendars for our Nature-Based Early Learning Virtual Conference!

  • 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!

  • NAAEE Call for Presentations Now Open!
  • Member Spotlight: Tygh Valley Head Start
  • Save the Date!
  • Put Your Program on the Map!

Bright Ideas

NAAEE Call for Presentations Now Open!

NAAEE is now accepting proposals for the 50th Annual Conference: The Power of Connection. Deadline to submit is May 7. Read More

Natural Start Forum: Outdoor Preschool Policy Action Framework

Advocates of nature-based learning! View a recording about the newly released Outdoor Preschool Policy Action Framework and find your unique pathway to make nature-based & outdoor preschools available to all children. Read More

Natural Start Forum: Mindfulness with Alison Cohen

Join Natural Start for a live workshop facilitated by certified mindfulness instructor Alison Cohen. Participate in guided meditation, better understand the practice of mindfulness and its value, and learn new tactics for practicing mindfulness, geared specifically at educators. Read More

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Our Big List of Beloved Books

We rounded up all the resources and book recommendations shared during our interactive Holiday Book Fair, now easily accessible all in one place. Browse diverse and inclusive children's books, wintery selections, and books recommended for adults to help you renew and reset. Read More

Member Spotlight

SHP Leading Design provides architectural design, planning, engineering, and other services to educational institutions and other clients. We asked Ed Melvin, Landscape Architect, and John Noble, Project Architect, to tell us about their approach to the design of spaces for learning in early childhood. Read More