ONLINE Courses

Creating Your Nature-based Preschool

The nature preschool movement is in full swing because of people like you! If you're thinking about starting up your own nature preschool or forest kindergarten, this course offers specific information and tips to help you along the journey.  Module one covers planning basics; module two highlights strategies for marketing and community partnerships; and module three provides approaches to support children, families, and staff. Bonus documents include a sample business plan in MSWord format so you can edit to make your own.


This self-guided course offers a comprehensive look at essential skill development for young children as they prepare to enter more formal learning environments like public school. We examine the many ways that skill development abounds across the developmental domains in nature-based early childhood programs.  Four modules identify and explore how we can nurture physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development -- including a lasting love of nature. Each module provides supplemental activities for educators and caregivers and ways to support family engagement. Course includes 6 hour training certificate.

Course is available thru March 31, 2018. 

Authentic Teaching with Wonder and Soul

Who are you as an educator? Do your core beliefs about children and education match your daily practice? What stumbling blocks keep you from connecting with children outdoors? This reflective course helps educators and homeschooling parents develop more authentic approaches to teaching with references to Reggio Emilia-inspired practice. Course includes 6 hour training certificate. Registration coming soon!


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