Early Years Professional Development Centre
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Reconnecting with Nature
1 ECE hour
This module includes the work of several authors who explain the need to recommit to having nature in our child care programs, to gain what we have lost emotionally, psychologically, spiritually and culturally. A must for educators concerned about supporting children to be calm, caring and competent.
Back to Nature
1 ECE hour
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. Your role as the play and learning partner will have you planning your outdoor curriculum to get them (and you) excited about outside play. Daily nature play has a positive impact on children with ADHD, FASD, and those of us who are "spirited". Modeling healthy lifestyles will impact lifelong health and well-being as well.
Common Poisonous Plants
Ingrid Crowther has compiled a handbook of photographs identifying poisonous plants, that will guide your selection of safe plants for your outdoor classroom.
Also available in webinar format