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Where Nature Meets Nurture

February 26, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

| $39

Fostering Reading Readiness Through Place-Based Nature Education

Pre-registration is requested. Payment by check or cash is accepted at door but please call 207/338-8034 or email Kim Raymond to reserve your space!

Boy reading outsideFeatured Speaker: Susan Bennett Armistead
Professor of Early Literacy, UMaine

Training Contact hours (5) certificate available

This program is co-sponsored by Broadreach Family and Community Services’ Early Childhood Program and the University of Maine Hutchinson Center and is open to the public. Broadreach was recently awarded an exciting grant from the Davis Foundation entitled Fostering Reading Readiness through Place Based Nature Education This grant, designed to provide a series of rigorous professional development opportunities to early childhood educators, will give teachers a deeper understanding of the rationale, methods and therapeutic value of implementing nature based programming for children of all abilities. It is also expressly intended to help early educators successfully locate and carry early language and literacy learning experiences into natural settings.


Hutchinson Center
80 Belmont Ave
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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