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Outdoor ECE Database

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About This Project

Under the supervision of Dr. Mark Tremblay (Senior Scientist at the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the CHEO Research Institute and President of Outdoor Play Canada) and Dr. Louise de Lannoy (Executive Director of Outdoor Play Canada), Yousif Al-Baldawi created a list of Outdoor ECE programs in Canada as part of his undergraduate thesis project entitled “Injury Statistics in Outdoor Early Childhood Education (ECE) Programs in Comparison to Traditional ECE Programs in Canada.” See below for the table.


Please click here for the PDF version – Appendix C – Outdoor ECE Database


Table. Outdoor ECE Programs in Canada.


Name Province Website
Okotoks FS AB
Rosemont/Confederation Park AB
Lynnwood/Beaver Dam Flats AB
Highfield Farm AB
Into the Wild AB
Banff Child Care Centre AB
Forest Play AB
Nurture By Nature Early Learning Academy AB
Growing Roots Forest Play AB
Diamond Valley Early Learning Centre AB
Calgary Change Maker School AB
Paramount Academy AB
Rediscover Play Nature Programs AB
Rosedale Playschool AB
TimberNook of Greater Calgary AB
Upstream Forest School AB
Wee Wild Ones – Bridgeland AB
Wee Wild Ones – Fairview AB
Wee Wild Ones – Currie AB
Little Forest Dwellers Early Learning Center AB
Inglewood Preschool Program AB
Nature Alberta AB
Wild Child Edmonton AB
Brite Beginnings Early Learning and Childcare Centre AB
Alpenglow AB
Wildflowers Childcare AB
Golden Child Daycare AB
St. Albert Nature School AB
Gold Bar Preschool AB
Rewild Nature Program AB
Holy Redeemer Catholic School AB
St. Martin’s Catholic School AB
St. Patrick Catholic School AB
Coulee Critters Forest & Nature School AB
birch meadows lodge BC
Little Rascals Daycare BC
Educating Children Outside (ECO) BC
Fresh Air Learning BC
Saplings Outdoor Program BC
Soaring Eagle Nature School BC
Terra Nova Nature Preschool BC
Hazelwood Early Learning BC
Alderwood House School(s) BC
Victoria Nature School BC
Woods and Waves BC
Muddy Boot Prints (multiple) BC
Little Paws Outdoor Classroom BC
Little Nomads BC
Fresh Air Learning BC
Sprouts Academy BC
Swamp Willow Preschool BC
Little Wild Early Learning BC
Oak and Orca BC
Seedlings Forest Education BC   
Butterfly Corner Multi-Age Family Day Care BC
Leap for Joy Open Air Learning BC
Adventure Daycare BC
Columbia Outdoor School BC
EPIC Learning Centre BC
The Forest Path BC
Foragers School of Nature BC  
Fresh Air Learning BC
Friendly Forest Preschool Association BC
Hand in Hand Nature Education BC
Langley Forest School BC  
Little Nest Forest Fairy kids BC  
Little Paws Outdoor Classroom BC
Nanaimo Forest Kids BC
Natural Connections Childcare Centre BC
Outdoor Adventures Daycare BC
Room to Roam Outdoor Learning BC
Soaring Eagle Nature School BC
The Clubhouse Farm BC
Tree of Life Playschool BC
West Coast Early Learning Centre Outdoor Preschool BC
Momenta MB

Discovery YYC MB
Beaver Creek Academy MB
FortWhyte Alive Forest School MB
Prairie Nature Children’s Centre MB
Knowlesville Art & Nature Centre NB
Tir na nOg Forest School NB
Cedar Brook Early Learning Centre NB
Under One Sky Friendship Centre NB
Cloudberry NL
Roots and Boots Forest School NS
Canadore College ON
Parry Sound Forest School ON
Foley Mountain Forest School ON


Baxter Winter Forest School ON
Out to Play Forest School ON
Natural Pathways Forest and Nature School ON
Cambridge Farm and Forest School ON
Humber College Forest and Nature Program ON
Ottawa Forest and Nature school ON
Growing Roots Nature School ON
TimberNook Elgin ON
TimberNook Peterborough ON
Wildflowers Forest School ON
Guelph Outdoor Preschool and Kindergarten ON
The Guelph Outdoor School ON
Out and about Forest School ON
First Adventure Child Development Centers ON
Wildwood Forest & Nature EarlyON Program ON
Discovery Child Care Centre ON
First Steps Day Care Guelph ON
EarlyON: Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum ON’+String.fromCharCode(101,97,114,108,121,46,111,110,64,119,101,115,108,101,121,46,99,97))
EarlyON: Gourley Park ON’+String.fromCharCode(101,97,114,108,121,46,111,110,64,119,101,115,108,101,121,46,99,97))
EarlyON: Gage Park (French) ON’+String.fromCharCode(101,97,114,108,121,46,111,110,64,119,101,115,108,101,121,46,99,97))
EarlyON: Woodland at the Red Valley Trail ON’+String.fromCharCode(101,97,114,108,121,46,111,110,64,119,101,115,108,101,121,46,99,97))
EarlyON: Woodland at Green Venture ON’+String.fromCharCode(101,97,114,108,121,46,111,110,64,119,101,115,108,101,121,46,99,97))
EarlyON: Churchil Park ON’+String.fromCharCode(101,97,114,108,121,46,111,110,64,119,101,115,108,101,121,46,99,97))
Nurture through Nature ON
Hamilton Forest School ON
Cataraqui Conservation Nature Program ON
Kingston Forest and Nature School ON
Creekford Academy ON
Nature Connect ON
Emmanuel at Brighton Child Care Centre ON
Butterfly Learning Centre ON
Wildwood Nature School ON
Goderich Forest School ON
Orangeville Forest School ON
Owen sound Forest School ON
Haliburton Forest School ON
Saugeen Shores Forest School ON
Saugeen Valley ON
Kemble Farms ON
Kincardine ON
Greenbelt Academy and Early Learning Centre ON
ALCDSB Outdoor and Environmental Education Centres ON
Laugh and Learn Early Learning and Childhood Centre ON
Children’s Services of United Counties of Leeds and Grenville ON–programs.aspx?fbclid=IwAR2kvantOEUKctzqO2LQ-K_P0dDKO6YXwYUmrWepN9Hq0yCgKqefs60UUvM
Little Rascals Childcare ON
Royal Botanical Gardens ON   
raising wildlings ON
Oak Learners ON
Little Miracles New Beginnings Daycare ON
EarlyON: Dundas Driving Park ON’+String.fromCharCode(101,97,114,108,121,46,111,110,64,119,101,115,108,101,121,46,99,97))
Grand River Conservation Authority (5) ON
AT Last Forest Schools (8) ON
Nature School & Education Centre ON
Toronto Nature School ON
Hillside Outdoor Education School ON
Jardin Infantil ON
Chelsea Forest School QC
École des Petits-Explorateurs, Base de Plein Air Jean-Jeune QC
École de la forêt sur le mont Royal QC
École de la forêt du Bois Beckett QC
TimberNook Saskatoon SK
Buena Vista School SK
Tykes & Tots Early Learning Centre SK
Alerces Spanish Preschool & Kindergarten SK
A Place for Wonder KinderCare – In Ecole River Heights School SK
Wilder Nook SK
Wild Sky Learning SK
Prairie Sky School SK
Wild Spirit Education SK
Roots: Pre K-8 School SK
Rivers to Ridges YT
Little Dreamers Day Care YT

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