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Title Nature preschools and forest kindergartens : the handbook for outdoor learning / [edited by] David Sobel ; with contributions from Patti Ensel Bailie, Ken Finch, Erin K. Kenny, and Anne Stires.

Publication Info. St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, [2016]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Cherry Valley PLD Adult Non-Fiction - CHVY-11  372.3504 NAT    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Parent Teacher Collection - MPLG-6  PT 372.35044 NAT    DUE 02-08-20
Edition First edition.
Description x, 259 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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Summary "Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens walks you through the European roots of the concept to the recent resurgence of these kinds of programs in North America. These experts provide the framework to understand the concepts and build a learning community that stimulates curiosity and inquisitiveness in a natural environment. This helpful guide provides the curriculum ideas and guidance needed to foster special gifts in children, and gives you the nuts and bolts of running a successful nature preschool business"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-252) and index.
Contents A winter day in the life: an East Coast nature preschool and forest kindergarten / Anne Stires -- The kindergarten crisis in the United States and a new vision of nature-based early childhood education -- Nature preschools: the cross fertilization of early childhood and environmental education / Patti Ensel Bailie -- The challenge of transplanting the European forest kindergarten to North America / based on a presentation by Regina Wolf Fritz -- The sticks and stones of curriculum development -- Language development: going forth every day and becoming -- The risks and benefits of nature play ; The dollars and sense of business planning and budgeting / Ken Finch -- Finding the right place to put down roots: facilities and infrastructure -- Best practices in nature-based early childhood education / Patti Ensel Bailie -- An Autumn day in the life: a West Coast nature preschool and forest kindergarten / Erin K. Kenny.
Subject Science -- Study and teaching (Early childhood)
Science -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
Nature study.
Outdoor education.
EDUCATION -- Preschool & Kindergarten.
EDUCATION -- Teaching Methods & Materials -- Science & Technology.
EDUCATION -- Curricula.
EDUCATION -- Classroom Management.
Nature study. (OCoLC)fst01034707
Outdoor education. (OCoLC)fst01049119
Science -- Study and teaching (Early childhood) (OCoLC)fst01108434
Science -- Study and teaching (Elementary) (OCoLC)fst01108436
Added Author Sobel, David, 1949- editor.
ISBN 9781605544298 (paperback;) (acid-free paper)
1605544299 (paperback;) (acid-free paper)

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