Outdoor Learning Environments for Young Children – Design Certification

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North Carolina State University Online Certificate Program

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  • Targeted towards early childhood professionals, extension agents, landscape design professionals, volunteers, and others interested in improving early childhood outdoor play and learning environments.
  • Gain the skills and knowledge required to plan, manage, promote, organize, and administer high-quality outdoor play and learning environments.
  • Learn the participatory design process used by the Natural Learning Initiative in childcare settings.
  • Learn how landscape design can support active lifestyles, promote mental health and well-being, encourage healthy eating, and motivate learning in, about, and through nature.

Participants in this course are NOT expected to have prior experience drafting plans.

This certificate program consists of 8 modules to be completed online, with optional online video conference sessions.

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Lucy Bradley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Lucy BradleyConsumer and Community Horticulture Professor and Extension Specialist Call Dr. Lucy Email Dr. Lucy Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Updated on Jan 25, 2023
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