Helpful Tips for Litterless Lunches

Did you know that the majority of waste in a school, after paper, is lunch product packaging. The allure is strong; single-portion, pre-packaged lunch solutions may save a few minutes, but results in less nutritious, more expensive and highly wasteful lunchtime meals. Consider these facts… Every year, an elementary student in Ontario sends to landfills their own body weight in …

Spring Planting with Kids

Regardless of the actual weather outside, this is the perfect time to start planning for a harvest bounty of home grown fruits and vegetables. Planting and caring for seeds indoors is a perfect project for parents to do with young children. There is something very magical about watching a seed sprout up through the soil. Another benefit of planting indoors …

Your Outdoor Classroom: Inquiry-Based Learning Outdoors

The schoolyard or your center’s outdoor space provide a learning environment outside the classroom that can be used for interdisciplinary; curriculum-based; hands-on; inexpensive; inclusive of all learning styles inquiry- based learning. Imagine… One class watches birds using a nest box they constructed, taking notes on their adaptations for flight and feeding. Another class learns about plant reproduction by examining the …