Nature's Classroom: Forest Kindergartens in the Tennessee valley

Greater Chattanooga

This video shares some of the successes of a Forest Kindergarten (a European educational philosophy/approach) in the Tennessee valley. It is apparent how children learn to communicate, build resilience, and live a life filled with curiosity and activity. It is a great resource to share with staff as schools work to bring children outside for longer amounts of time. This video also interviews educators and you can hear their passion for outdoor learning.

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GREATER CHATTANOOGA is a short documentary film series created by WTCI-PBS that explores the people and the ideas that make us more aware, happier, & stronger as a community.


Area of Work

  • EC - Early Childhood
  • FE - Family Engagement

Resource Type

  • Video

Resource Category

  • Thriving

Resource Topic

  • Social Emotional Learning
  • GRIT
  • Nature


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