In 2010, NAAEE released the Early Childhood Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence - part of a continuing series published by NAAEE. This continuing series is part of the National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education. Hundreds of individuals and organizations representing all aspects of early childhood education and environmental education reviewed working outlines and drafts. Reviewers include classroom teachers, daycare and early childhood education center staff members, administrators, environmental scientists, curriculum developers, and natural resource agency and education department staff members.
Early Childhood Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence contains a set of recommendations for developing and administering high-quality environmental education programs for young children from birth to age eight, with a focus on ages three to six. These guidelines provide a tool that can be used to ensure a firm foundation for new programs or to trigger improvements in existing ones. The overall goal of these guidelines is to chart an appropriate and positive process whereby educators can start young children on their journey toward becoming environmentally responsive youth and adults.
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