Happy Spring from NLI


Proud to support Blue Cross NC as they bring TeamFNV to NC!

The Natural Learning Initiative is proud to support Blue Cross NC as they bring TeamFNV to NC! Excited to spread the love for fruits & veggies. Learn more at fnv.com/fnvnc

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John Rex Endowment 2016 Progress Report

The John Rex Endowment 2016 Progress Report is a glimpse of the foundation’s impact on the Wake County community over the past 15 years. This impact includes supporting the NLI's Preventing Obesity by Design in Wake County (POD Wake Co.) program. The purpose of POD Wake Co. is to address the obesity epidemic in young children attending childcare by creating a multidisciplinary intervention to transform childcare outdoor learning environments (OLEs) into active, productive best practice demonstration sites

The John Rex Endowment 2016 Progress Report  can be found here: http://www.rexendowment.org/news/john-rex-endowment-2016-progress-report

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Registration has begun! OLE for Young Children Certificate Summer Session (for NC participants)

CLICK HERE to register for the certificate course!

The certificate program titled 'Outdoor Learning Environment for Young Children' is developed by the Natural Learning initiative (NLI), offered by NC State University with support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield on North Carolina (BCBSNC). The goal of the program is to transfer knowledge about participatory design processes and tools to improve childcare outdoor learning environments with the objective of supporting healthy, active lifestyles, and learning through nature for young children. After the successful completion of its pilot run with great enthusiasm, feedback and compliments from the participants, the certificate course is now again offered for Summer 2017 from June 1 to August 25.