The outdoor environment has an abundance of developmental and learning potential for children. At Har El Daycare, we want to make bringing the outdoors into early childhood education a top priority. The grounds surrounding the daycare make for a perfect place to teach children about nature, animals, weather and more.
In early childhood programs that emphasize the outdoors, forests or other natural parts of the environment can be the classroom, a natural way for children to discover the world around them. Spending time outdoors helps children identify with nature, boosts physical and mental health, and helps children gain self-confidence and respect for the world around them.
Learning in nature provides a host of benefits, including enhancing cognitive abilities, improving eyesight, improving social relations, supporting creative problem solving, increasing physical activity, reducing stress and more!