Outdoor Learning Environment
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This course can be utilized to meet the training requirements to earn or renew your Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Course content is aligned with the CDA Subject Area 1: Planning a Safe and Healthy Learning Environment.
- Outdoor learning
- Loose parts
- Risky play
- Developmental benefits
- Health benefits
- Social-emotional benefits
- Play spaces
Approved for 0.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in all 50 states.
This course is approved for CEUs in every state. It is also approved for state training hours in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia.
“My next step is to put together a list of supplies we need for the playground; our playground scored very low on the field assignment. I want the playground to be a place where the children can explore and experience the world without being afraid of getting hurt all the time. I want to add a toy box outside that they can go to and use the loose parts for whatever they want. Kids today don't play outside much, so I want to give them the opportunity at school to explore and put their imagination to work.”
-Kristina Y., IA, 2021