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ERIC Number: EJ1120125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2331-0464
A Nature-Based Social-Emotional Approach to Supporting Young Children's Holistic Development in Classrooms with and without Walls: The Social-Emotional and Environmental Education Development (SEED) Framework
Carter, Deborah
International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, v4 n1 p9-24 2016
This paper describes a nature-based social-emotional approach to supporting young children's holistic development that can be applied in a range of early childhood settings from forest kindergartens and nature-based preschools to more traditional center-based early childhood programs. "The Social-Emotional and Environmental Education Development (SEED) Framework" blends early childhood education, environmental education, and social-emotional development through the integration of best practice recommendations from (a) "National Association for the Education of Young Children Early Childhood Program Standards," (b) "Early Childhood Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence," and (c) "Pyramid Model for Supporting Social-Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children." The "SEED Framework" provides early childhood programs a guide for integrating and infusing a nature-based social-emotional approach throughout all aspects of their program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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