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The Cedarsong Way

Online Foundations  Training is here!

This introductory online course covers the basics of The Cedarsong Way Pedagogy: our educational philosophy, foundational principles, and the benefits of forest kindergarten and nature immersion programs. 

It is a self-directed course that includes readings, videos, and experiential activities along with a Learning Guide containing critical reflection questions.  Course progress is documented through online forms and culminates with a one hour individual Zoom session with a Cedarsong Way mentor. 

The entire Foundations course costs $135.

You will pay $70 for the course when you register below, and you will also be required to pay $65 for a one hour mentorship, paid directly to the mentor on the date of your mentorship session.

In addition, you will need access to the books,  Forest Kindergartens: The Cedarsong Way and Teaching The Cedarsong Way. If you do not have them already, when you make your purchase of the course, we will give you a promo code to order them at a discounted rate of $20 each. (A 20% discount)

 

Forest Kindergarten: The Cedarsong Way

Erin K. Kenny, spent twenty years designing environmental education programs for children with the goal of creating positive connections to the natural world that lead to lifelong activism. Erin had a BA in environmental education and a JD environmental law.

In 2007, Erin established the nonprofit Cedarsong Nature School and developed the first U.S Forest Kindergarten based on the German waldkindergartens. With 7 years of experience running the Cedarsong program, Erin was an internationally recognized expert in the Forest Kindergarten early childhood education model which is distinguished by its commitment to 100% outdoor time, interest-led flow learning, emergent curriculum, and inquiry-based teaching style. Erin’s heartfelt, exciting, and wonderful book is both profound and pragmatic. As she shares her own journey of learning about what it actually means to provide immersive preschool experience in an outdoor woodland habitat, Erin takes us deep into the rationale, philosophy, approach and day-by-day management realities of being authentically IN the outdoors.

Please note: If you are purchasing the Foundations course, please wait to buy the books until you are sent your discount code so you can apply it at the time of purchase. 

 

$25.00

(Price includes US shipping and handling. For international postage, please contact us)

Teaching The Cedarsong Way: Lessons from an Award-Winning Forest Kindergarten

In “Teaching The Cedarsong Way: Lessons from an award-winning Forest Kindergarten,” Erin Kenny and Cedarsong co-founder Robin Rogers share the experiential, sensory-rich, child-led, free-flow, place-based education model that they have developed over the years, based on the original German Waldkindergarten principles and their own experience. The book is equal parts guide to the fundamental Cedarsong philosophy and practical handbook for nature-based preschools and educators.

Peppered with astute observations and real-life examples, Teaching The Cedarsong Way offers a unique behind-the-scenes peak into the program and explains how the teachers gently foster children to become good leaders, encourage imaginative play and deal with problem behaviors in the outdoors. The book challenges the prevailing preschool model with its intense focus on academics and lack of opportunities to build social and emotional skills, arguing instead that nature has everything a young child needs to learn and thrive. Insightful and wise, Teaching The Cedarsong Way will be a great resource for educators, parents and other caregivers to lean on as the interest in forest schools and other forms of outdoor learning continues to grow in North America. 

 Linda Åkeson McGurk, author of “There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather” 

Please note: If you are purchasing the Foundations course, please wait to buy the books until you are sent your discount code so you can apply it at the time of purchase. 

 

$25.00 

(Price includes US shipping and handling. For international postage, please contact us)

Nature Notes Journal

This “Nature Notes Journal” is designed for anyone interested in observing and recording daily and seasonal changes in the natural world. It is especially useful for documenting the free flow learning of students and developing an emergent curriculum. It’s multi-year format makes comparisons and references easy as several years can be recorded on same page for each day.

The Journal is interspersed with journal prompts, photos, and newsletter excerpts inspired by ongoing journals of life at Cedarsong Nature School ‘s Forest Kindergarten program. By using this Journal throughout the year for several years, you can gain an intimate understanding of the seasonal changes that influence your activities and the recurring themes that emerge.

Please note: If you are purchasing the Foundations course, please wait to buy the books until you are sent your discount code so you can apply it at the time of purchase. 

$35.00

(Price includes US shipping and handling. For international postage, please contact us)

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