Project Learning Tree's award-winning early childhood materials help you bring nature into the classroom and safely take your young learners outdoors, whether you live in an urban, suburban, or rural community.
PLT's Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood guide recieved a Teachers’ ChoiceSM Award for the Classroom from Learning® Magazine.
Developed in conjunction with preschool educators and early childhood specialists, PLT’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood guide is specifically designed for educators who work with children ages 3 to 6.
1. PLT’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood e-Book
The e-book contains:
Your purchase includes a digital version of PLT's Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood guide. A print version of the 116-page guide and music CD are available for an additional $20.00 which includes shipping and handling.
Review PLT's website for more information about the activities and topics: Exploring Nature with Five Senses, Meeting Neighborhood Trees, and Experiencing Trees Through the Seasons.
2. Online professional development
The self-paced online workshop (approximately 3 hours) includes:
Review this course Welcome Letter for more information about the online workshop.
Continuing education credits and state-specific supplemental resources are offered in some states. For more information, contact your State PLT Coordinator.
Here's what a few teachers who have completed the online workshop have said:
"Well presented, well organized, clear and easy to follow with lots of wonderful ideas and opportunities!"
"The online course is very helpful. I learned different activities and ideas to implement activities in all areas of development and bring nature in to the class. The worksheets along with the book and the other resources are very helpful. I definitely will recommend the online workshop to other colleagues and friends." -- Perla Manquero Perez, Early Childhood Educator, Colorado
"PLT gave me many ideas for how to make learning fun and engaging for young children and showed me the importance of outdoor play as well as how to bring outdoor play indoors."
"This was a great way to receive the training. I was able to complete it at my own pace. The activities also helped me to engage with the materials and have action steps for my classroom." -- Jennifer Snodgrass, Early Childhood Educator, District of Columbia
After completing this online workshop, you'll be connected with a diverse and supportive professional network. And you will be eligible to apply for a PLT GreenWorks! grant to green your school, early learning center, or neighborhood with your students.