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Laurie Jeffries replied to Laurie Jeffries's discussion Following NAEYC Accreditation and licensing for Our state in the group Natural Teachers Network
"I wanted to bury some dried stumps at different heights in the yard for the children to sit on, walk on, and I even had a larger one for a table and 2 smaller ones for chairs. I also have some flagstones that I wanted to bury even with the ground…"
Mar 16, 2010
Laurie Jeffries replied to Laurie Jeffries's discussion Following NAEYC Accreditation and licensing for Our state in the group Natural Teachers Network
"I love the Learning with Nature Idea Book. I will look up the other items mentioned also. Thanks!"
Mar 16, 2010
Laurie Jeffries replied to Laurie Jeffries's discussion Following NAEYC Accreditation and licensing for Our state in the group Natural Teachers Network
"Thanks for the references! I can't wait to look them up"
Mar 16, 2010
Suz Lipman left a comment for Laurie Jeffries
"Hi Laurie! Welcome to C&NN. Glad you found us and jumped in by adding a great discussion to our Natural Teachers Network. I hope you continue to find the forum a rich source of sharing and resources. I'll look forward to learning more about…"
Mar 16, 2010
Juliet Robertson replied to Laurie Jeffries's discussion Following NAEYC Accreditation and licensing for Our state in the group Natural Teachers Network
"Hi Laurie It isn't clear whether the tripping hazards are an overzealous interpretation of health and safety laws or whether the ideas you are thinking about have inherent big "trip and slip" factors. Perhaps if you share the ideas…"
Mar 16, 2010
John Thielbahr replied to Laurie Jeffries's discussion Following NAEYC Accreditation and licensing for Our state in the group Natural Teachers Network
"Hi Laurie and thanks for your question. There is a new early learning guide from Project WILD called Growing Up Wild which has been blessed by NAEYC. Here is the web site for more information on how to get the guide and some training:…"
Mar 16, 2010
Diane Genco replied to Laurie Jeffries's discussion Following NAEYC Accreditation and licensing for Our state in the group Natural Teachers Network
"What ideas are you longing to try? Let us know - maybe through this forum we can help with suggestions. Part of this playground change is the education of licensing inspectors and NAEYC Evaluators on the changes. Remember, they are schooled in…"
Mar 16, 2010
lulu steinberg replied to Laurie Jeffries's discussion Following NAEYC Accreditation and licensing for Our state in the group Natural Teachers Network
"Hi Laurie. Check out anything by Robin C. Moore & Herb H. Wong - specifically "Natural Learning- Creating Environments for Rediscovering Nature's Way of Teaching." Another excellent resource and perhaps more specific to what you…"
Mar 15, 2010
Laurie Jeffries added a discussion to the group Natural Teachers Network
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Following NAEYC Accreditation and licensing for Our state

I would like some ideas for play areas at a child care center that has many requirements about what we can have in the yard. It seems like everything I want to do is a tripping hazard.
Mar 15, 2010
Laurie Jeffries replied to Sarah Shealy's discussion Free curriculum materials in the group Natural Teachers Network
"All information like this is helpful. I work with toddlers and would like to see more done for that age group."
Mar 15, 2010

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Head Teacher Birth to Three at Child Dev. Lab School
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At 12:01pm on March 16, 2010, Suz Lipman said…
Hi Laurie! Welcome to C&NN. Glad you found us and jumped in by adding a great discussion to our Natural Teachers Network. I hope you continue to find the forum a rich source of sharing and resources. I'll look forward to learning more about you and what you do.
 
 
 

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