North Carolina Division of Child Development Early Education
- Relaunching the network to support extension of nature-based best practices for outdoor play and learning environments in North Carolina.
- Creating a visioning framework for nature-based programs and spaces in North Carolina child care facilities.
- Developing professional training courses, resources, and technical assistance for increasing outdoor time, play, and learning in:
- NC child care facilities.
- NC child care homes.
The goal is to increase the knowledge and confidence of child care consultants, assessors, and providers to support the creation, programming, and safe use of physically diverse, naturalized outdoor play and learning environments for young children in North Carolina child care facilities.