This is the seventh of a series of eight discussions on principles, processes, and strategies involved in early childhood education, including environmental education. There is cultural capital in education and there is biophilia capital in education to the environment in early childhood. The habitus represents a child's environment with everything in it and this is where the genesis of child development lies.
There are different general and specific educational objectives, strategies and approaches when educating very young learners to nature. They have different capabilities when educating them to nature, to society and to their human condition within the biosphere. Respecting those capabilities is the path to showing them the beauty and joy of being alive. It is all about tasting snowflakes!
This is the fifth of a series of eight discussions on principles, processes, and strategies involved in early childhood education, including environmental education. Spaces of intersubjectivity as secret learning spaces known only to children. How to access them without knowing them while trusting the children.
This blog is the fourth of a series of eight discussions on principles, processes, and strategies involved in early childhood education and environmental education. It examines the process of connaturality and how it affects the three interlocking bodies of knowledge of the concrete mind, literacy/alphabetization and opsistiation in early childhood.
Registration is free and there will be plenty of draw prizes for attendees!
Workshops are 60 minutes and will take place on Thursdays at 4pm PST / 7pm EST.
For those who can’t attend live these will each be recorded and posted on the bottom of our webpage. Following the workshop, participants will receive a link through which they can access a certificate of attendance. If you can’t attend the live workshop you can still request a certificate after you watch the recording.
North Branch Nature Center seeks a new, full-time Executive Director (ED) to guide and support our growing, high-impact organization located in beautiful Montpelier, Vermont. Applications due Aug. 31, 2021.
A holistic approach to early childhood education is composed of three interlocking bodies of knowledge: the concrete mind, literacy/alphabetization, and opsistiation. Principles, processes, and strategies operate differently within them. This third blog of a series of eight discusses the principles of information, environments, and educational objectives.
We have an opening for a Forest Preschool (FPS) Teacher to join our education team at North Branch Nature Center. The position is for 16 hours a week (not including school breaks and holidays) for 40 weeks. The part-time Forest Preschool Teacher works collaboratively with the FPS Director and Lead Teacher to facilitate child-centered play and learning with nature. The part-time FPS Teacher will promote best practices of a nature-based early childhood program at NBNC. The pay is $16 per hour.
Deadline to Apply 6/18/2021