Announcing Two Professional Education Certificate Programs on Early Childhood Outdoor Learning Environments

Date: 
Tuesday, 5 September 2017 - Friday, 15 December 2017


For Early Childhood Educators

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. With great enthusiasm, feedback and compliments from the previous participants, the certificate course is now again offered for Fall 2017 from September 5th to December 15th. Registration has begun!

Click Here to Register for Early Childhood Educator Certificate Program

 

For Landscape Designers

Designing Outdoor Learning Environments for Young Children is a non-credit, distance-learning certificate program for landscape design professionals and academic institutions teaching design-related disciplines (landscape architecture, landscape design, landscape management, landscape contracting, horticultural science, garden design, etc.), as well as extension agent training programs. The goal is to transfer knowledge about participatory design processes and tools to improve outdoor play and learning environments for young children and adults accompanying them in the locations of daily life: childcare centers, schools, neighborhood parks, children’s gardens, museums, nature centers, zoos, botanical gardens, and similar institutions.  The overall objective is to stimulate children to learn in, through, and about nature, while supporting healthy, active lifestyles. The certificate course is now offered for Fall 2017 from September 5th to December 15th. Registration has begun!

Click Here to Register for the Landscape Designer Certificate Program