​These topics are offered in webinar format. They have been previously recorded and are available for your learning at a time that is convenient to you.

WNAT 17 03

Literacy and the Outdoor Classroom

Monica Carruthers  RECE, ECRT, AECEO.C   

1 ECE hour

In this webinar, we will explore the importance of the Outdoor Classroom and creative ways to bring literacy development to the play based environment.  We will relate the activities directly to the How Does Learning Happen? Document and discuss how to help parents understand how these literacy activities support the four foundations; Belonging, Engagement, Expression and Well-being.

WNAT 17 01

Back to Nature

Monica Carruthers  RECE, ECRT, AECEO.C   
1 ECE hour

Enrol in this webinar (pre-recorded) to find out why exposure to nature is so important to brain development and how easy it is to incorporate nature in the curriculum every day. Daily nature play has a positive impact on children with ADHD, FASD, and those of us who are "spirited".


Your role as the play and learning partner will have you planning your outdoor curriculum to get them (and you) excited about outside play.

WNAT 17 02

Beyond the Blanket -  the Outdoor Classroom for Infants and Toddlers

Monica Carruthers  RECE, ECRT, AECEO.C

1 ECE hour

Early learning professionals and parents often feel stressed when trying to plan time outdoors for infants and toddlers. In this webinar we will explore

  • why exposure to nature is so important for early brain development,

  • some ideas on how to set up your outdoor classroom for inquiry and investigation of young and curious children, and

  • your role as the play and learning partner. 

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Contact Us:

Jan Blaxall, MASc, RECE, AECEO.C

Director, Program Development

Dominion Learning Institute of Canada

(519) 472-6332