Heartfelt anniversary wishes to three special ladies this month. Thank you for all you do every day for the children, families and staff in your care. You make the berry a better place.
Heidi Olson, Eden Prairie Executive Program Director- celebrating 24 years
Lena Rud, Woodbury Executive Program Director- celebrating 15 years
Lanai Koep- St. Paul Executive Program Director- celebrating 7 years
We are excited to announce that Lisa Swan & Sara Reichstadt recorded a podcast with our friends at Mom Enough! Give it a listen and learn all about the inspiration behind our outdoor classrooms.
UNLEASHING CURIOSITY, CREATIVITY, DISCOVERY, TEAMWORK AND MORE
Given the major national focus on making sure all young children are prepared to succeed in school and beyond, it might be tempting to sit kids down at desks with workbooks or flashcards. While those activities may sometimes have a place in early childhood education, child development experts know that young children learn best by moving, exploring, creating, and interacting with peers to make plans and solve problems.
Across the country, an exciting movement has been gaining momentum, working to get kids into outdoor learning environments designed to ignite their natural curiosity and allow them to explore, discover and imagine to their hearts’ content. Twin Cities-based Kinderberry Hill has joined this movement, adding carefully-designed outdoor classrooms to their centers and arranging training and consultation so teachers and young students can make the most of these natural learning environments.
In this Mom Enough episode, Lisa Swan and Sara Reichstadt from Kinderberry Hill join Marti & Erin to talk about the benefits of nature experience and outdoor learning and to share stories of what they have seen their students do in these outdoor classrooms. Knowing parents can support this vibrant approach to learning, Lisa and Sara also offer practical tips for how you can apply these same outdoor learning concepts at home or in your community.
We are honored to have our Kinderberry Hill schools featured on the cover for an article we wrote for Exchange Press magazine! Exchange is such an incredible resource in the field of early childhood education. It feels fitting on a day like today to share “Joys of a Winter Wonderland.” Click on the link to read the full article.
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