Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens: The Handbook for Outdoor Learning


Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens is the latest from environmental education expert David Sobel. Joined by a variety of colleagues to share their experiences and steps for creating a successful forest kindergarten program, Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens walks you through the European roots of the concept to the recent resurgence of these kinds of programs in North America. 

Going well beyond a history lesson, these experts provide the framework to understand the concepts and build a learning community that stimulates curiosity and inquisitiveness in a natural environment. This helpful guide provides the curriculum ideas and guidance needed to foster special gifts in children. It also gives you the nuts and bolts of running a successful nature preschool business: 

  • Potential obstacles and concerns
  • Staff and curriculum design
  • Best practices for success
  • Site and facility assessment
  • Business planning and how to successfully market your program

Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens provides the mentorship and guidance to become a leader in nature-based education. Softbound, 280 pgs. E-book available.