Sat Oct 05
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Discover how the natural world supports healthy, playful child development for the tender little ones in your care. This nature-based training will inspire and equip you with new approaches to help infants and toddlers make connections with nature. You can expect hands-on sessions that are indoors and out! Presenters share insights and activities based on their work in nature preschools, forest kindergartens, or other nature-based programs specifically with infants and toddlers.
This training is ideal for caregivers, educators, and others working with children birth through 3 years old. Attendees join from all kinds of early learning settings – child care centers, family child care, and other early care settings. Light breakfast and lunch are included, but bring your canteen for drinks. In addition to fantastic workshops, you’ll get a tour of the nature play space at Homewood ELC, which is managed by the Downtown Baltimore Child Care Center.
ERAFANS will provide a professional development certificate at the conclusion of the event (pending MSDE clock hour approval). Please dress for the weather as at least 50% of this event will take place outdoors, and don’t forget your canteen!
We thank our hosts at Homewood Early Learning Center and the Downtown Baltimore Child Care Center for making this workshop possible.
Registration through Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools.