What's all the buzz about? See what people are saying about nature play and Early Childhood Health Outdoors!
"As Outdoor Preschools Gain Traction, States Work to Unlock Funding"
Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts | January 3, 2023
"Dr. Rebecca Colbert Joins Early Childhood Health Outdoors to Provide Nature-Based Outdoor Play, Learning for Young Children, Families"
Press Release | September 14, 2022
"Brainstorming for an outdoor preschool: Alpine Start slated to open this fall"
Montrose Press | February 2, 2022
"Stumps, jumps and tree cookies: Bringing nature’s benefits to young children in cities"
Children & Nature Network | February 2022
"How to Get Kids Outdoors and Away From Screens"
LeafScore | January 20, 2022
"‘Green’ Makeovers of Child Care Spaces Connect San Francisco’s Youngest Children to Nature"
San Francisco Children & Nature | January 13, 2022
"Access to quality outdoor play is a public health necessity"
The Hill | September 24, 2021
"Children learn science in nature play long before they get to school classrooms and labs"
Phys.org | September 23, 2021
"Children's Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Expand Access to Outdoor Learning"
Public News Service | September 21, 2021
"Adding Nature to Kids' Play Boosts Education, Health"
Public News Service | March 23, 2021
"ECHO organization works to increase access to nature for kids across Colorado"
Denver 7 News | March 8, 2021
"Time Outside All Year Long: A Nature-Based Health Equity Strategy"
New America | December 14, 2020
"Outdoor Play in a Pandemic: How Child Care Can Reach Its Full Potential"
Child Care Aware of America | November 30, 2020
"Connecting to nature is good for kids – but they may need help coping with a planet in peril"
The Colorado Sun | November 21, 2020
"National Experts Release Strategies to Reduce COVID-19 Risk in Child Care and Encourage Time Outdoors"
Press Release | September 10, 2020
"Early Childhood Health Outdoors Awards Nature Play Grants to 15 Child Care Programs"
Press Release | September 1, 2020
"Early Childhood Health Outdoors Presented with 2020 Advancing Environmental Literacy Award"
Press Release | August 5, 2020
"Applications Open for 2020 ECHO Nature Play Grant and Family Child Care Cohort"
Press Release | March 2, 2020
"Early Childhood Health Outdoors Secures Funding to Expand Nature Play throughout Denver"
Press Release | February 25, 2020
"Ditch the plastic; invest in nature play"
Santa Fe New Mexican | February 22, 2020
"Early Childhood Health Outdoors Expands to New Mexico"
Press Release | January 23, 2020
"One Reason Colorado Playgrounds Are Looking Way More ‘Natural’'"
Colorado Public Radio | December 24, 2019
"ECHO Q&A: Rocky Mountain Children’s Discovery Center'"
Blog | May 28, 2019
"Spring into Nature – Getting Kids Active and Engaged with the Outdoors'"
Blog | March 28, 2019
"Six Colorado Springs early-childhood centers receive grants to build outdoor learning classrooms"
Colorado Springs Gazette | March 26, 2019
"Early Childhood Health Outdoors Announces 2019 Seed Grant Recipients"
Press Release | March 26, 2019
"Designing playgrounds for happier, healthier kids"
TEDxMileHigh | September 7, 2018
"Nature Play Adventure Recap"
TEDxMileHigh | August 28, 2018
"Creating Better Outdoor Learning Environments in Colorado"
Colorado Parent | March 2018
"Less plastic, more trees: New effort seeks to reinvent preschool playgrounds and capture kids’ imaginations"
Chalkbeat | September 15, 2017
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