These opportunities for developing and enhancing social and emotional skills are essential, and something that we put great emphasis on here at Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten. We are all here, working together within our small community, developing and growing into powerful and able citizens. We see our young children as powerful and able citizens who can contribute to our community now and in the future (this is a concept that can be found in Reggio Emilia teachings).
Now, more than ever, with the major political events of this year, I am reminded of the important work our Early Years Teachers and Practitioners are doing – working together to create citizens who are open minded, respectful to the environment, kind, generous, emotionally intelligent, deep thinkers, supportive of varying ideas and ideologies, and rule breakers ( in the most beneficial ways). These are just some of the attributes we want to support in our young people.