Facilities and Learning Environments reinforce the importance of designing and maintaining all facilities so they actively support children and families in both indoor and outdoor environments. Transportation supports the safe and efficient movement of children from one point to another.
Nature play is important for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, families, staff, and communities. Watch this video series, and apply the resources to plan successful nature-based activities.
When you learn and teach with Mother Nature at your side, you open the door to endless possibilities for children and for yourself.
Teachers may use this guide as a resource to respond to children’s interests and curiosity as they explore the natural world around them: soil, rocks, water, trees, leaves, worms, and the sounds and colors of nature.
Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start professional development staff may use this paper with teachers, family child care providers, and home visitors.
Explore the important role of the garden as a place for play, inquiry, and building relationships.
With a few easy-to-find materials and willing volunteers, many settings and elements can be created to greatly improve children's spaces.
The purpose of this toolkit is to provide inspiration, information, tips and resources for those who are—or who might be—interested in creating a Nature Club for Families.
Learn about some of the health benefits and get ideas for fun outdoor activities!
By incorporating these 10 tips, you will create a beautiful and welcoming atmosphere for family and community members, and educators to enjoy their time outdoors and to be active participants in the play space.