KinderNature is a website that was created to help early childcare educators, care givers, and parents incorporate nature in their curriculum's and lives. All the activities were reviewed for age appropriateness and the multiple intelligences. Representatives from the Iowa Association for the Education of the Young Child, childcare providers, preschool educators, and kindergarten educators made up our advisory team.
KinderNature's long-term goal is to have a website targeting preschool teachers and child care staff to assist in learning, developing, and implementing a well-balanced environmental education (EE) preschool program. The intent is for childcare providers to have developmentally appropriate programs which incorporate a variety of learning styles and stimulate within the child an excitement for learning. Environmental preschool programs can spark an environmental awareness and lay a solid foundation for the school-age environmental education building blocks that result in adults having the ability to make sound environmental decisions.
The website offers activities for your classroom, ideas for snacks, games, adult-child combined activities, book reviews, research articles, educational aids and more.
KinderNature is a service of the Story County Conservation Board and a REAP-CEP grant from the Iowa DNR
For more information visit http://kindernature.org/