The Conversation: Why the outdoors should be an integral part of every early learning and child-care program

The Conversation: Why the outdoors should be an integral part of every early learning and child-care program

Christine Alden, PhD candidate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, published an article in The Conversation entitled ‘Why the outdoors should be an integral part of every early learning and child-care program’.

In the article, Ms. Alden outlines the importance of outdoor spaces for learning, the need to consider outdoor spaces as valuable learning environments, opportunities to promote access to local green spaces, important licensing considerations, the need to provide educator training so that they have the tools to bring learning outdoors, and finally, what Canada can learn from the Scottish government, who have done much to support outdoor early learning in their country.

Read the full article here.

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