Teaching the Cedarsong Way
4 teaching modules are available for purchase offering lessons from Erin Kenny and her award winning Forest Kindergarten. $30 for one module, $100 for all four.
The Cedarsong Way DVD
Cedarsong Nature School has also produced an hour long documentary DVD which features interviews with Cedarsong Director and Forest Kindergarten Program Designer Erin Kenny, interspersed with the Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten in action and in-the-field examples of Erin’s philosophical teaching ideal. You will learn about the distinguishing features of a true Forest Kindergarten which is based on the original German waldkindergarten model and the key factors for making your Forest Kindergarten, outdoor preschool or nature-based preschool a success.
Forest Kindergartens: The Cedarsong Way
Erin K. Kenny, has spent twenty years designing environmental education programs for children with the goal of creating positive connections to the natural world that lead to lifelong activism. Erin has a BA in environmental education and a JD environmental law.
In 2007, Erin established the nonprofit Cedarsong Nature School and developed the first U.S Forest Kindergarten based on the German waldkindergartens. With 7 years of experience running the Cedarsong program, Erin has become an internationally recognized expert in the Forest Kindergarten early childhood education model which is distinguished by its commitment to 100% outdoor time, interest-led flow learning, emergent curriculum, and inquiry-based teaching style. Erin’s heartfelt, exciting, and wonderful book is both profound and pragmatic. As she shares 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.
The Cedarsong Way Teacher Training Packet
The Cedarsong Way Teacher Training Packet includes a copy of Erin Kenny’s book “Forest Kindergartens: The Cedarsong Way”, The Cedarsong Way Teaching and Program Guide, Erin Kenny and Robin Rogers’ book “Nature Notes Journal: Documenting Your Emergent Curriculum” and The Cedarsong Way hour-long documentary DVD.
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Forest Kindergarten: 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.”