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Designing an Outdoor Classroom
language English, Spanish

Course Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe how outdoor play supports child development and meaningful learning
  • Evaluate and maintain the safety of your outdoor play area
  • List outdoor equipment and activities that promote child health and development and design your own sample outdoor play space


schedule 1 Hour
star_outline 0.10 CEUs
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computer 1 year unlimited access
verified_user Certificate of completion
face Early childhood training approval


Play is important work! In this course, you will be provided with many suggestions to create or improve on your outdoor play environment.

The common goal of all these suggestions is to create a safe environment that supports healthy development and imaginative and creative play. Your role in this outdoor classroom is not to "teach a lesson" at every play break, but to encourage, facilitate, and observe. If you build it, they will learn!

Not all courses are approved for early care and education in every state. Please check State and CEU Approvals page for details.