Spending time outside is vital for young children, and not just because they get to burn off some energy. From a very early age, children are curious about nature. By providing children with rich, purposeful outdoor learning environments, early childhood educators can help the children in their care learn, have fun, and begin to develop a sense of connection to the world beyond the playground. In this class, participants will learn the importance of the outdoor environment across multiple developmental domains in addition to the health benefits and safety concerns.
|Training approved for||
|Registration deadline||May 01, 2023|
|Number of open seats||99999980|
|Event Owner||Quality Assist, Inc.|
|Sponsor Phone||(404) 325-2225|
|Target Audience||Classroom Staff / Teacher,Staff working with children with special needs,Program Administrator,Family Child Care,Parents/guardians|
|Age Groups related to content||Infants,Toddlers,Preschoolers|
|Core Knowledge Area||N/A|
|Child Development Associate Area||To advance physical and intellectual competence|
|Early Learning and Development Standards||Physical Well-Being and Motor Development|
• define and describe a developmentally appropriate learning environment.
• recognize characteristics of a practical, meaningful, and aesthetically pleasing outdoor environment.
• select toys and materials that represent the cultures, interests, and learning goals of the children in their care.
• design a safe and healthy child-friendly environment that encourages and supports exploration and discovery.
• explain the influence of environment on mood and behavior.