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We are taking the 2023 ECHO Summit on the road! Stay tuned for upcoming events near you.

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2022/2023 ECHO Roving Summits

In the past, 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. In 2022 and 2023, we are taking our team on the road to bring training, demonstrations, resources, and networking opportunities to communities in Greater Colorado. 

Part 1: Unfolding in Nature

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.

Part 2: Let's Bloom Together

Thank you for joining us at Wishes and Dreams Learning Center in Grand Junction on April 22, 2023 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.

Part 3: Sensory Play for Every Day

Thank you for joining us at Monarch Montessori of Denver on September 30, 2023 for the third ECHO Roving Summit: Sensory Play for Every Day!

During this event, attendees learned more about Monarch Montessori of Denver's journey to transform their outdoor learning environment, toured their outdoor play spaces, and discovered how to engage children in sensory play through various fall-themed sensory activities.


Thank you for joining us at the 2022/2023 ECHO Roving Summits! Stay tuned for updates on our next Roving Summit event.


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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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