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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… Continue Reading “Outdoor Classrooms and Their Positive Impact on Behavior”

Family Child Care: A Professional Career Path

I always had one passion in life, for as long as I can remember I wanted to be a teacher. I remember playing “school” with my younger brother. I would write math problems on the windows for him to solve. Throughout high school I… Continue Reading “Family Child Care: A Professional Career Path”

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… Continue Reading “Our Newly Updated Outdoor Classroom!!”

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… Continue Reading “Making It Happen: Transitioning to an Outdoor Classroom”

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