Establishing a Nature-Based Preschool

Establishing a Nature-Based Preschool

by Rachel A. Larimore

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781879931305
Publisher: National Association for Interpretation
Publication date: 09/28/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 94
Sales rank: 366,909
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.24(d)

About the Author

Rachel Larimore is the director of education at the Chippewa Nature Center (CNC). She has been with CNC since 2001, and her duties include coordinating all youth programs (school programs, nature day camp, scouts, nature preschool, etc). She implemented all of the on-the-ground work to take the Nature Preschool from a vision to a reality in 2007-a program that now serves more than eighty three- and four-year-old children. She also co-chaired the nature center's $6 million expansion project, which was completed in 2010. In addition to renovations to the visitor center, the expansion included an approximately 5,000-square-foot preschool building. Rachel received a M.A. in park and recreation administration from Central Michigan University and B.S. in natural resource recreation and tourism, with an emphasis in interpretation, from Colorado State University. Raised on a vegetable farm in central Illinois, Rachel knows first hand the positive impact that nature plays in a child's development.

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