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Designing Outdoor Spaces to Nurture Children's Belief in Themselves

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What's In This Kit?
This training kit helps teachers understand important skills that children must possess for success in school and in life. This training program contains the following components:

  • Expected training outcomes and learning objectives
  • Training tips and strategies
  • Training benchmarks
  • Preparation and implementation steps
  • Handouts
  • The article "Yes, You Can! Helping Children Believe in Themselves through the Design of Your Outdoor Space" by Jan White
  • References and Resources
  • Training Certificate for Learner Certificate of Attendance and Participation
  • Training Certificate for Trainer Award Certificate

Who's the Target Audience?
The target audiences for this training kit are beginning, intermediate, and advanced Learners who are working with young children 3 through 5 years.

Teacher Skill Level
beginning intermediate advanced
Children's Age Level
infants toddlers preschoolers school-agers birth to 8

Kit Timeline:
Preparation time for this kit is estimated at 1.5 hours. Implementation and actual training time is 3.0 hours, which includes 2 hours of Face-to-Face Training and 1 hour of Independent Study and an Applied Activity Project. An optional Bonus Activity can add up to 1 hour to the training time.


Training Outcomes:

By the end of this training, Learners will be able to:
  1. explain the value of outdoor play and the ways children's confidence can be developed on the playground.
  2. evaluate their current playground according to criteria in the article.
  3. develop a plan to improve their playground using information from the article.
These training outcomes address the following American standards:
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Standards and Accreditation Performance Criteria (2005). More information on NAEYC's learning standards can be found at www.naeyc.org.


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