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Forest & Nature Program

The Forest Nature Program was started in 2016 as a partnership between Humber’s Department of Early Childhood Education and the Humber Child Development Centre.

The goals of the Forest Nature Program (FNP) are to:

  • Provide children with regular and repeated access to the same natural setting, for longer periods at a time.
  • Provide opportunities for children, students, and staff to be more physically active and increase strategies for mental health and wellness.
  • Increase knowledge about local forests, ponds, rivers, creatures and animals, biodiversity, and traditional teachings (including the four directions teaching, the elements of life, and natural life cycles.

adult teachers with young children outside