The Cedarsong Way Program developer Erin Kenny is available for speaking engagements, workshops and consultations. Her vibrant and inspirational teaching style leaves any audience excited about this early childhood education model which has been getting national attention in the U.S.
Erin Kenny created and maintains the gold standard forest kindergarten in the U.S. Cedarsong Nature School was the first to open a German-style waldkindergarten or forest kindergarten in the U.S. Erin Kenny co-created the program and has been the school director and lead teacher ever since. Erin wrote the book “Forest Kindergartens: The Cedarsong Way” and also contributed a chapter to David Sobel’s new book “Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens.” Cedarsong produced an hour long DVD documenting Erin’s work. Erin Kenny and Cedarsong have been featured in many prominent U.S. magazines and news shows including PEOPLE magazine and ABC News Nightline.
From fellow professionals...
" I am so glad you wrote this book. It really is a life-based curriculum. I admire your work! "
Mary Rivkin, PhD: UMBC, and Author of “The Great Outdoors: Restoring Children’s Right to Play Outside”
" The word ‘Freedom’ resonated with me when I visited Cedarsong. "
Claire Warden: Global Educational Consultant and Author of “Nature Kindergartens”
" Erin, indeed you have set the Gold Standard! "
Paul Roberts: LEED AP, Co-Founder Global Collaborative on Design for Children and Director of John Muir Adventure Preschool
" I appreciate your commitment to bringing the Forest Kindergarten spirit to North America and I’m looking forward to collaborating with you in this work. "
David Sobel: Senior Faculty, Education Department, Antioch University New England and Author of “Place-Based Education”
Erin Kenny’s The Cedarsong Way
Sharing her own journey of learning about what it actually means to provide immersive preschool experience in an outdoor woodland habitat, Erin takes us deep into the rationale, philosophy, approach and day-by-day management realities of being authentically IN the outdoors.
“Erin THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for writing such a great inspiring book. Our copy arrived today from Amazon and already there’s highlighted quotes and exclamation marks of approval in the margins. It’s an awesome and inspiring book.”