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  • Outdoor Classroom

    Take the classroom outdoors - from the grass to the sky, nature is a powerful place for children to learn! Explore things that crawl, the colors of the sky, the changes in weather or animals with theme-based lesson plans that will jumpstart your outdoor classroom adventures!

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    Seasonal Resources

    As you bring the classroom outdoors, don’t forget to share your classroom adventures with families with this season’s beautifully designed newsletter template!

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    Moving and Shaking

    Little feet usually hit the ground running! As you explore in your outdoor classroom adventure, mix in some time to take a ‘Shake Break’ or to ‘Move Your Arms and Legs’! Check out these music video examples for physical activity fun ideas.

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    Seasonal Book Lists

    Continue your outdoor discussions about seasonal changes and the weather at story time. These book lists are a great way to enhance their learning and make connections to your outdoor classroom.

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    Pathways to Licensure Advising Calls

    Are you an early care and learning professional thinking about getting your Vermont Educator/Teaching License and have questions about which pathway is best for you? Vermont Birth to Five is sponsoring monthly advising calls from April to August. Click below for more information and to join.

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    Early Childhood Summer Institute

    Castleton University July 23-26, 2018

    Financial assistance available

    NEW COURSE: Professional Portfolio Development for Early Childhood Educators: An Accelerated Model

    See flyer or website link below for complete course offerings!

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  • VT's Developmental Registry

    You are invited to participate in VT’s Universal Developmental Screening (UDS) process and Registry! UDS improves child outcomes by ensuring early detection of developmental concerns.
  • Tools for Exploring

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    Grab your magnifying glasses and exploration tools perfect for your outdoor classroom. Stock up and save money with your exclusive 20% savings from Discount School Supply!
  • Nature Based Learning

    Learn more about why nature based learning is an important part of a child’s learning and contributes to their well-being. Explore these articles to learn the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of building a nature based classroom.
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    Click below to learn more about Vermont's early childhood public engagement campaign

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