Nature Preschool Institute 2019

Nature Preschool Institute 2019
Registration Begins
11/15/2018 8:00 AM
Last Day To Register
Age Requirement
Birthdate cannot be after 6/10/2001
400 S Badour Rd
Midland, MI 48640, US
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This four-day workshop will provide early childhood educators with the information and skills to incorporate nature-based concepts into daily preschool routines while maintaining the integrity of their best practice curriculum. This workshop will be led by Rachel Larimore, owner of Samara Early Learning, along with Madison Powell, Nature Preschool Director and the team of Nature Preschool teachers. 
Topics will include:
Benefits of nature play
Real versus perceived outdoor risks
Naturalizing outdoor play areas
Integrating nature into indoor spaces
The real meaning of “dress for the weather”
Leading effective excursions
Extending learning through studies
Seasonal activities to incorporate into the classroom
On Monday, participants will spend the day learning about the benefits of nature-based programming, discussing outdoor risks, learning various seasonal activities, and creating props and materials for implementing these concepts. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings participants will observe Nature Preschool students and staff in a typical day of the program. The afternoons will include reflections on the morning session, basic natural history, and information to focus the observations for the following day.
The program fee includes materials and lunch each day.
24 SCECHs available (pending approval)
$400.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
No refunds will be issued after May 10, 2019. If CNC cancels this program for any reason (e.g., conditions are unfavorable), participants will receive a full refund.