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We are always adding to our list of resources!  Please let us know if you have a great article, video, book or organization to suggest.

Wee Folk Forest Kindergarten Press (We're Famous!)

In the Service of Students: Educational Options in Colorado, by Sarah Hockel, Yellow Scene Magazine, January 2018


Kids Gone Wild: Denmark's Forest Kindergartens, SBS Dateline, February 2016


Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, Richard Louv, 2008


No walls: Forest preschools let kids run free, but can they change to reach diverse families? by Ann Schimke, Chalkbeat, June 2018

Running Free in Germany's Outdoor Preschools, by Alice Gregory, The New York Times Style Magazine, May 2017

Kindergarten, Naturally: The Cognitive Benefits of Kindergarten in the Forest, by Timothy Walker, The Atlantic, September 2016

Into the Woods: American kids don’t know how to explore. Maybe what they need is forest kindergarten., by Emily Bazelon,, December 2013 

Into the Woods: The growing nature school movement is dedicated to getting young kids moving — and learning — outside. by Melanie Plenda, The Boston Globe, October 2013

Teaching Among the Trees, by Ruth A. Wilson, American Forests, Winter 2012

Helping Children Learn to Love the Earth Before We Ask Them to Save It: Developmentally Appropriate Environmental Education for Young Children by Dimensions Educational Research Foundation

Benefits of Connecting Children with Nature by The Natural Learning Initiative, NC State University, College of Design

How Outdoor Play Prepares Kids for Achievement in STEM by Gwen Dewar, PhD

Organizations and Guides

The Ultimate Guide to Forest Kindergartens in the US, Mamoo Kids

US Legislative Advances

Governor Jay Inslee Signs Outdoor Preschool Legislation (Olympia, Washington), Tiny Trees Preschool, May 2017