Learning Environments

Additional Information and Resources

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC)

Articles, Books, and Resources of Interest

Caring for Our Children (CFOC)

Ball, David; Tim Gill, Bernard Spiegal. Managing Risk in Play Provision: Implementation Guide. 2nd ed.London: Play England/National Children's Bureau, 2012. 

Children and Nature Network. Children's Contact with the Outdoors and Nature: A Focus on Educators and Educational Settings. Minneapolis, MN, 2012.

Growing Minds Farm to School. "Early Introductions to Sensory Gardens: Infants and Toddlers." n.d.

Healthychildren.org. "Sun Safety and Protection Tips." n.d.

Luckenbill, Julia. "7 Tips for Vegetable Gardening With Your Toddler." Washington, DC: NAEYC, n.d.

Ohio State University, Department of Defense Child Development Virtual Laboratory School. Infants & Toddlers, Learning Environments: The Outdoor Environment: Designing for Engagement. n.d.

Playground Safety Guides from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Powers, Julie; Sheila Williams Ridge. Nature-Based Learning for Young Children: Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Budget. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press, 2018.

Sterling Honig, Alice. "Exploring Nature With Your Baby." Scholastic, Nov. 6, 2012.  

Sterling Honig, Alice. "Infants and Toddlers: Let's Go Outside!" Scholastic, n.d.  

Wiedel-Lubinski, Monica. "Engaging Toddlers in Nature Play." Washington, DC: NAEYC, 2014.

Websites of Interest