The BE ACTIVE in the Outdoor Learning Environment (OLE) program promotes the importance of outdoor learning in the lives of young children by connecting them with nature.
What We Offer:
Our OLE can be used as a venue for trainings for Alamance County child care providers. Trainings can be offered onsite or offsite. Guided use of the space is available to ensure users implement developmentally appropriate and high quality activities with children.
Providers may consult our Outdoor Learning Specialist on implementing the Be Active Kids curriculum and/or creating a high quality OLE at their facility.
Family Play Days and Tours
Is your center thinking about creating an OLE? APC can host a family play day at our OLE to introduce the importance of outdoor learning in the lives of young children for your families.
We offer grant funding to support the creation of Outdoor Learning Environments in child care centers in Alamance County. For more information, please contact the Outdoor Learning Specialist.
Resources for Providers
http://naturalearning.org/greendesk - Resources for implementing natural settings from the Natural Learning Initiative at NC State. This website contains ideas for childcare providers and families who are interested in outdoor learning, projects, and articles, regarding naturalized play spaces.
http://www.beactivekids.org/resources - Be Active Kids is a physical activity curriculum for childcare centers. This website has resources for ways to encourage physical activity with everyday items: beach balls, books, sticks, mud, etc. These resources are ideal for families and teachers looking to add variety to their play.
Upcoming Events for Providers
March 11, 2020: OLE Discussion Group Meeting, 3:00pm
Alamance Partnership for Children Cotton Conference Room
All are welcome.
For OLE trainings for child care providers see the Training page for more information or go on the CCSA website!
Outdoor Learning Newsletters
Outdoor Learning Environments are designed to:
About our OLE
Our OLE serves as a model site for Alamance County. This space is available for a means of inspiration in the development of other outdoor learning environments. Features include:
Contact us to discuss how we can support your center in Outdoor Learning
Kim Mietus, Outdoor Learning Specialist
336.513.0063 ext 107
Located on the corner of Hodges and River Road in Glencoe Mill Village