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The ECCDC can provide your early learning program with a variety of coaching and support services at your location: indoor and outdoor design, including naturalized play spaces; play- and experience-based pedagogy and curriculum; implementation of authentic observation and documentation; creating a mentoring culture and reflective practices; parent engagement strategies; technology and software support; and more. Visit the Coaching & Support section of our website for more information.
Thank you for your interest in learning more about the exciting Naturalized Play Space and Training partnership between Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds and the ECCDC. We are working together to support Niagara’s early learning and child care programs to transform traditional playgrounds into naturalized play spaces.
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The ECCDC was thrilled to host the third session of the Cultivating Natural Spaces that Nurture Children’s Wonder and Curiosity Workshop Series. We are excited to share learnings from the workshop below. Stay tuned for new sessions that will be offered within this series this coming fall and winter.
New Naturalized Playground Design and Training Service
If you are interested in learning more about the costs associated with a new playground design and training service being offered through Bienenstock and the ECCDC, please contact the ECCDC at firstname.lastname@example.org
Today’s children and families often have limited opportunities to connect with the natural environment. Children spend more time indoors watching television or using computers than they do being physically active outside. In the past decade, research has demonstrated the important benefits of children connecting to nature. Collectively, this body of research shows that children’s emotional, social, and physical health is positively impacted when they have daily contact with nature. Join the team from Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds for an informative series that will provide you with strategies for designing, maintaining and planning for young children’s curiosity in naturalized play spaces. You’ll also learn about outdoor programming and documentation techniques for outdoor activities.
Attending all sessions in the series is not mandatory, but is highly recommended. Please note a new date for the first series session. Click here to view full flyer.