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Place-Based Education
  • Placing students in authentic environments in which they have first-hand experiences.

  • Providing a hands-on approach to learning by implementing inquiry-based studies.

  • Exploring concepts in real time as they occur in authentic settings following the natural cycles of nature and inquiry.

  • Connecting to relevant community activity such as environmentalism, conservation, agriculture, etc.

  • Deploying educators who value relevant experiences in authentic environments over isolated instruction in re-created or virtual environments. 


A Nature School Program
  • Immersing children in all seasons and most weather by locating programming in outdoor settings. 

  • Integrating best practice and curriculum into the outdoor setting.

  • Employing educators with expertise in the nature school ethos and who hold deep values of stewardship, conservation, and nature connectedness. 


An Emergent Curriculum
  • Placing the teacher in the role of facilitator who frames experiences and brings children opportunities for discovery.

  • Placing the child in the role of the initiator who drives the learning process.

  • Providing flexible, dynamic curriculum that is  responsive to the child.

  • Deployed by educators who hold developmentally appropriate expectations of learning and behavior.


Teaching Strategies' Creative Curriculum for Preschool
  • Placing educational theory and research at the foundation of the curriculum.

  • Addressing how and what children learn through a deep knowledge of child development.

  • Designing learning environments that are engaging, organized, and tailored to meet individual needs.

  • Designing daily routines and weekly plans that are predictable yet flexible.

  • Creating a learning community that emphasizes relationship-building and responsive teaching.

  • Partnering with families to build authentic relationships and promote strong communication.


In the
Wilderplay Way
  • Delivering programming at a peaceful, gentle pace where the academic, administrative, curricular, regulatory, and otherwise cluttered and stressful nature of early childhood education are excluded from the child’s experience.

  • Expressing a deep respect for childhood through an abundance of time spent in open-ended 
    outdoor play.

  • Ensuring that NATURE is a child’s third teacher (the parent is first, the teacher is second).

  • Providing a safe, private, family home setting as the backdrop to early learning adventures.

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