Early Childhood Education (ages 3-6)

Project Learning Tree: Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood

(Correlated to the Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Standards)

Early experiences exploring the natural world excite children's imaginations and senses—important motivators for lifelong learning.

PLT's Early Childhood guide and CD includes over 130 experiences that engage children in outdoor play and exploration and is specifically designed for educators who work with children ages three to six. . The CD features songs from children's musician Billy B. Brennan that encourages children to sing, dance, and move.

Resources

Nature Play: Nurturing Children and Strenghtening Conservation Through Connections to the Land

A Parents Guide to Nature Play

GreenSchools! for Early Childhood

Project Learning Tree has expanded its GreenSchools program to specifically meet the needs of early childhood educators and younger learners. PLT's GreenSchools for Early Childhood includes an Educator Guide and five Investigations that teach young children about their environment and how they can make a difference, while developing their skills in language, mathematics, science, and more. To access the materials, login or create an account (it's free!)

Activity Aids

Going on a Bear Hunt- Florida- Get in Touch with Trees

Tangram- Shape of Things

National Academic Correlations

Head Start-Child Outcomes Framework

NAEYC-National Association for the Education of Young Children

Florida VPK Correlations

completed by Jennifer Seitz, 2010