Bright Ideas - The Natural Start Blog

Natural Start Welcomes New Director

December 21, 2016

The Natural Start Alliance is set to begin 2017 with exciting changes and new growth. We are thrilled to welcome Emilian Geczi as the new Director of the Natural Start Alliance. Read More

Exclusive Muddy Buddy Discount for Natural Start Alliance Members

December 16, 2016

Tuffo is partnering with the Natural Start Alliance to offer this discount in support of the work you do to connect young children to nature, the outdoors, and their environment. Read More

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
Photo by Lisa Ventre, University of Cincinnati

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