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Preschool Beyond Walls - Blending Early Learning Childhood Education and Nature-Based Learning

Rachel A. Larimore

Publisher: Gryphon House Inc.

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Children are spending less time being outside in nature, playing, imagining, and learning about their surroundings. Instead, they’re spending more time with tablets, televisions, and overly structured routines. Preschool Beyond Walls shows practical and strategic ways educators can create rich, explorative, and interdisciplinary learning through extensive outdoor experiences.Learn how to develop and implement a nature-based curriculum to support children’s optimal learning, from start to finish. Whether you’re creating a new curriculum or transitioning from a traditional approach, you will learn how to: Create a program philosophyInfuse nature into all aspects of your programPrepare teachers for a nature-centered approachImplement curriculum and pedagogy that emphasize inquiry-based learning through play and hands-on discoveryMaintain high-quality early childhood practices that support children’s development 

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