Learning Environments

Nature-Based Learning and Development

Let’s go play (and learn) outside!

Nature play is important for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, families, staff, and communities. New research indicates that children who regularly play in nature are growing up healthy, smart, and happy.

Watch this video series, and apply the resources below to plan successful nature-based activities.


Nature-Based Learning and Development for Administrators

Think about the classrooms and outdoor play areas in your center. In this video, learn how to create enriching spaces and chances for children to explore, count, predict, formulate hypotheses, and interact with nature. Learn about resources that support administrators in designing and managing nature-based learning.

Last Updated: July 2, 2018