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Forest Preschool Movement:


  • New York Times May 16, 2015: 

Let the Kids Learn Through Play


  • NPR: All Things Considered: 

Out of the Classroom and Into the Woods


  • YES! Magazine:

Swapping Screen Time for Getting Dirty; Why Kids Need to Spend More Time Outside


  • New York Times: November 2009:

For Forest Kindergarteners, Class is Back to Nature, Rain or Shine



  • Edutopia:

Early Childhood Education Takes To The Outdoors


  • Montana State University study:

The Importance of Play in Early Childhood Development


Educational philosophy:


  • WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Education): 

Essentials of Waldorf Early Childhood Education


  • ECRP (Early Childhood Research and Practice):

Three Approaches from Europe; Waldorf, Montessori and Reggio Emilia


Intergenerational education:


Intergenerational Opportunities in Early Childhood Settings

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