Foreword by Elizabeth Jones, PhD xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction The Role of the Outdoor Classroom 1
Chapter 1
Children and the Outdoors 15
Chapter 2
Working with Children in the Outdoor Classroom 37
Chapter 3
Getting Buy-In from Stakeholders 69
Chapter 4
Getting Started 91
Chapter 5
Evaluating the Outdoor Classroom 125
Chapter 6
Program and Implementation Strategies 151
Appendix A: Outdoor Classroom Staff Perception Survey 171
Appendix B: The Outdoor Classroom Project 179
Appendix C: Resources for Early Childhood Educators 183
Appendix D: Reading Opportunities for Children 187
Appendix E: Yard Design Errors 189
Appendix F: Sample of Ideal Scene 191
References 193
Index 195