Category: Outdoor Classroom

Outdoor Classrooms and Their Positive Impact on Behavior

Often when I connect with my fellow professional colleagues, there is one topic which always gets discussed, the behaviors of children. The negative and challenging behaviors are what gets discussed most often and how it affects the classroom dynamic, the other children, the relationships…

Our Newly Updated Outdoor Classroom!!

I first intrigued with outdoor classrooms back in 2014. That is when I first learned about Nature Explore. I was at the National Family Child Care Conference and I overheard another provider talking about her certification. I decided right then, outdoor classroom certification would be…

Homemade Paper – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Do you find scraps of paper collecting endlessly and tell yourself they are for a project or that the kids will use them eventually? Well, Eventually has come! With just a few handfuls of ripped paper we made over 20 pieces of paper in…

Making It Happen: Transitioning to an Outdoor Classroom

An outdoor classroom is exactly what it sounds like, a classroom that is outside. Our outdoor classroom pulls inspiration from our indoor space.  The areas we have inside, we also have outside. Our outdoor spaces are influenced by the Nature Explore philosophy. In 2015, Shunk…

Simple Math Materials to Enhance Your Classroom

Math, there is so much more to explore than simply 1, 2, 3, 4! Here at Shunk Child Care, we work hard to make sure your children develop the necessary mathematical skills to become lifelong mathematicians. We do this by ensuring our curriculum meets…

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