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Pathways to Nature-Based Play: There Is One for You!

October 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

| Free

Presented by Kay Albrecht, Ph.D., Halcyon Learned and Sharon Young

Welcome to Early Childhood Investigations, a webinar series produced by Engagement Strategies, LLC. This session is sponsored by Nature Explore. Nature-Based Play programs are all the rage these days. The list of documented benefits for children, teachers, families, programs, and from having myriad engaging outdoor experiences is growing longer as this trend spreads into the educational mainstream. If you want to explore where your program might fit in this movement and consider myriad ways to expand outdoor play, join us for this exciting webinar presented by authors, early childhood, and natural play experts Kay Albrecht, Ph.D. and Halcyon Learned, M.S., Ph.D. You will be sure to find just the right pathway to nature-based play. This webinar will explore ways to jump right into nature-based play, wherever you might want to begin by enhancing early childhood teachers’ ability introduce children to nature-based play both indoors and out. Participants in this session will: -Investigate the many roles of the teacher in nature-based play that will help you find ways to get started right away. -Discover ways to build community among teachers and to problem solve around challenges that might emerge when expanding nature-based play. -Discover strategies to communicate with families about risks and worries. -Explore examples of child-directed learning activities in nature that plant the seeds to nurture nature throughout childhood. -Explore the connections between early childhood development and nature-based play. In addition to free certificates, we also offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the University of Oklahoma. Learn more at: http://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/about/ceus-webinars/ See the other sessions in the webinar series: http://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/ All of our sessions are recorded. You will receive a link to the recording within 4 hours after the webinar concludes. See all of our recordings at: http://www.earlychildhoodwebinars