Getting the wiggles out is not the sole purpose of outdoor play. Active play is essential for not only healthy development, but also for many other reasons. Research clearly shows outdoor play helps children to develop strength and coordination, make connections to nature, and satisfy curiosity and interest. This course helps teachers understand the importance of outdoor play and how they can make it a priority in their daily curriculum. It addresses safety aspects such as playground standards, inspections and equipment, as well as creating the outdoor classroom as a part of the curriculum. Funding for this 2-hour training was provided by the Workforce Solutions as part of their Early Care and Education Quality Improvement initiative.
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