I'm excited to be hosting this week's discussion on inclusion in an early childhood outdoor classroom. I have been teaching as an early childhood special educator in a public preschool for 5 years. Last year my co-teacher and I launched a weekly Outdoor Classroom program for our preschoolers. We learned a lot over the last year and a half about what works and doesn't work when it comes to introducing children with disabilities to an outdoor environment. I believe in the benefits of connecting children with nature. The extra planning and work are well worth the time and effort invested. I look forward to connecting with you this week and answering any questions teachers, childcare programs, or others have about including children with disabilities in an outdoor learning environment.
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