We are taking the 2022/2023 ECHO Summit on the road! Stay tuned for upcoming events near you.
For the past six years, National Wildlife Federation’s Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) team has hosted a full-day professional development event at the Denver Botanic Gardens to engage providers, caregivers, and other early childhood professionals in outdoor learning for young children. This year, we are taking our team on the road to bring training, demonstrations, resources, and networking opportunities to communities in Greater Colorado.
Thank you for joining us at Evans Early Childhood Center in Fort Morgan on September 10, 2022 for the first ECHO Roving Summit: Unfolding in Nature!
During this event, we heard about the journey the center’s staff embarked on as they transformed their outdoor learning environment to support healthy child development and foster an early connection to nature. We toured their outdoor space, saw the transformation first-hand, and learned about how staff engage young children in nature-based play and learning.
Thank you for joining us at Wishes and Dreams Learning Center in Grand Junction on Saturday, April 22nd for the second ECHO Roving Summit: Let's Bloom Together!
During this event, Wishes and Dreams hosted a morning workshop, tour, and planting activity, followed by afternoon tours of outdoor play spaces at Landmark Preschool and Little Imaginations Early Learning Center.
The ECHO Roving Summit is generously funded by the Gates Family Foundation and a CIRCLE Grant through Early Milestones Colorado and the Colorado Department of Human Services – Office of Early Childhood.
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