Forest Kindergarten Teacher Training
John Burroughs cautioned that, “Knowledge without love will not stick. But if love comes first, knowledge is sure to follow.”
Many environmental education programs try to impart knowledge and responsibility before children have had the opportunity to develop an intimate relationship with the natural world. We cannot give children what we do not have ourselves, therefore to truly connect the child to nature, we ourselves must be nature-connected.
Teacher Training Program 2019
The Foundation Course ~ Level 1
open to beginners as well as seasoned teachers/naturalists
June 24 - July 5, 2019 / Bishop, CA
July 15 - 26, 2019 / Santa Barbara, CA
More info & registration for The Foundation Course
The Metamorphic Course ~ Level 2
open to graduates of Level 1
July 29 - August 9, 2019 / Santa Barbara, CA
More info & registration for The Metamorphic Course
The Certification Course - Level 3
open to graduates of Levels 1 and 2
Next session: Summer 2020
More info for The Certification Course
The Academy of Forest Kindergarten Teachers offers high quality, experiential, in-depth training and certification for current and up and coming early childhood educators dedicated to connecting children with Nature. In order to build a strong foundation in developmentally appropriate practices, deep nature connection and naturalist skills, we provide an active, engaging, and transformational curriculum. The Academy's comprehensive teacher training program provides our students with the theoretical, practical skills, knowledge, and magic to become exceptional educators and mentors in the field.
Please learn more and register for teacher training by following the links below.
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