Capstone Project Title
Patty Born Selly, Trish Harvey
This project seeks to answer the question of how early childhood educators can help their young students build connections with nature. The literature review for this study focused on educators’ knowledge of child development as it relates to environmental education and outdoor play; curriculum planning, implementing and assessment using Minnesota state standards and developmentally appropriate practices; availability and accessibility of natural play spaces; and environmental literacy of educators. The project is divided into two parts consisting of three interactive slideshow presentations for professional development and three sets of educational support materials. This capstone is relevant for administrators and early childhood educators in their work to help build connections between young children and nature.
Curriculum, Early Childhood, Environmental Studies, Staff Development
Schiffman, Suzanne, "Reconnecting Young Children With Nature For Healthy Growth And Development" (2019). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 275.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects