Grass, Dirt, and Concrete: Engaging Preschoolers in Outdoor Settings
May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmFree
The outdoor learning environment is an integral part of any early childhood program. It provides opportunities for children to develop gross motor skills, engage in social interactions, and take appropriate risks. Playing in a more naturalized outdoor learning environment is more engaging for children, and small changes can positively impact children, staff, and families. In this 1.5-hour webinar learn how adding loose parts to the outdoor learning environment can create new opportunities for cognitive growth and development, creativity, and language. By reimagining the outdoor learning environment as a dynamic and variable space, educators will gain new insights into ways to ensure no two days outdoors are ever the same.
This training is offered as a part of Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO).
“Grass, Dirt, and Concrete” is a 1.5 hour training. Certificates will be issued for the training.