Winter lends itself to all sorts of exciting ways to explore the outdoors. We all know it can be a trick to get all of the children ready to go outside, but that too can become a wonderful learning experience, and a necessary step in getting fresh air throughout the year. One of the ways we support programs enrolled in QUALITYstarsNY is to brainstorm how to implement program changes that enhance children’s development. We understand the great importance of daily outdoor play, but are also aware of the numerous hurdles that make this a challenge. Sometimes reframing and planning can make a difficult task more manageable. Here are some things to consider when planning outdoor winter play for children:
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QUALITYstarsNY has launched a new collaboration with the Early Childhood Career Development Center to offer the QUALITYstarsNY Scholarship. This scholarship can support staff pursuing an early childhood education degree who work at an early childhood program participating in QUALITYstarsNY.
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