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EDU 2430 - Nature-Based Approaches in Early Childhood Education & Afterschool Programs

Credits: 3
This course sets the foundation for nature-based early learning and activities by examining the principles, philosophical underpinnings, and practices of utilizing nature to enhance the development of the whole child. This course introduces students to the field of nature-based learning including its history, theories, benefits for children and the environment, program models, the teacher’s role, high quality practices, and regional resources.

Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.

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