Course Description

Find out why exposure to nature is so important to brain development and how easy it is to incorporate nature in the curriculum every day. Your role as the play and learning partner will have you planning your outdoor curriculum to get them (and you) excited about outside play. Daily nature play has a positive impact on children with ADHD, FASD, and those of us who are "spirited". Modeling healthy lifestyles will impact lifelong health and well-being as well.

Nature of Kids

Monica Carruthers RECE, ECRT, AECEO.C

Monica graduated from the Early Childhood Education program at Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology in 1980. She is registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators and certified by the AECEO and has an Early Childhood Resource Teacher certificate from Humber College. She has worked in Child Care, Co-Operative Preschool and has been a Resource Teacher and Resource Consultant and is experienced in most aspects of the ECE field. Monica has worked as a Special Needs Consultant and Professional Education Consultant in Hamilton, Ontario and has presented at conferences all across Canada.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    My Learning Log

    • My Learning Log

  • 2

    Back to Nature: Introduction

  • 3

    How Does Learning Happen?

    • How Does Learning Happen?

  • 4

    Childhood Memories

    • Video: As a kid, what did you do to have fun?

  • 5

    Back to Nature (recorded webinar) Chapter 1

    • Chapter 1

  • 6

    Chapter 2

    • Chapter 2

  • 7

    Chapter 3

    • Chapter 3

  • 8


    • Nature Resources

    • Poisonous Plant Guide

    • Poisonous Plant Guide - purchase information

  • 9

    Certificate of Participation

    • Certificate of Completion web nat 17-01

  • $100.00 / year

    $100.00 / yearIndividual Learning Membership - Annual

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  • $50.00

    $50.00The Outdoor Classroom

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