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Title:
Nature preschools and forest kindergartens : the handbook for outdoor learning
Author:
Sobel, David, 1949- editor.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, [2016]
Physical Description:
x, 259 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
"Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens walks you through the European roots of the concept to the recent resurgence of these kinds of programs in North America. These experts provide the framework to understand the concepts and build a learning community that stimulates curiosity and inquisitiveness in a natural environment. This helpful guide provides the curriculum ideas and guidance needed to foster special gifts in children, and gives you the nuts and bolts of running a successful nature preschool business"--
Language:
English
Contents:
A winter day in the life: an East Coast nature preschool and forest kindergarten / The kindergarten crisis in the United States and a new vision of nature-based early childhood education -- Nature preschools: the cross fertilization of early childhood and environmental education / The challenge of transplanting the European forest kindergarten to North America / The sticks and stones of curriculum development -- Language development: going forth every day and becoming -- The risks and benefits of nature play ; The dollars and sense of business planning and budgeting / Finding the right place to put down roots: facilities and infrastructure -- Best practices in nature-based early childhood education / An Autumn day in the life: a West Coast nature preschool and forest kindergarten
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781605544298
Format :
Book