Investing in high-quality outdoor learning environments to complement indoor classrooms is a low-cost and high-impact strategy for improving child care quality, educator well-being, and children’s learning and health. Check out these state and federal policy recommendations to inspire systemic change and enhance health equity for every child.
The National Wildlife Federation’s Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) initiative and New America’s Early & Elementary Education Policy program developed state and federal policy recommendations to build outdoor learning opportunities that help young children thrive.
ECHO encourages advocates and leaders in early childhood, children’s health, conservation, and equity and justice to share these policy recommendations with your state and federal leaders! Together, we can promote healthy child development, support the early childhood workforce, foster the next generation’s conservation commitment, and enhance health equity in communities across the country.
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