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The Nova Scotia Before-and-After Program is a partnership between The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) and the Department of Communities, Cultures and Heritage (CCH). The program is supportive of the Nova Scotia’s Let’s Get Moving Action Plan as wall as Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework and is guided by the following...

Play Training is a workshop led by PLAYLearnThink and is geared towards anyone whose work impacts children. Half-day workshops provide an overview of the importance of play for children's development and guide participants in engaging in loose parts play. Full-day workshops build on the half-day program and offer additional training in play-based concepts such as...

Several colleges across Canada have introduced nature-based pedagogy into their early learning and child care programs. These include: Algonquin College - Third year degree students in the Nature-Based Early Learning course at Algonquin College examine why governments should include the Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play within early learning curriculum frameworks. Bow Valley College - They have recently...

YMCA's National Playing to Learn curriculum was expanded upon by YMCA of Southwestern Ontario to shift the focus of the program towards self-directed and unstructured risky play for children, to support children's curiosities and interests while also building their resilience and confidence. Their curriculum is rooted in research on the association between outdoor play and...

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and TED-Ed, has come together to launch “Earth School,” a series of free, high-quality educational resources to support learning around the world while students, teachers, and parents are at home. Earth School takes students on a 30-day “Adventure” through...

Wild About Vancouver (WAV) is developing a series of outdoor lessons and blogs to help support Canadians in getting active while at home. WAV is normally the home site for the WAV Outdoor Education Festival, a free public outdoor education festival offering practical ways to get children and adults outdoors more regularly. Given these uncertain...