WinterKids offers free training for preschool teachers

WESTBROOK — WinterKids has launched a virtual training to go alongside its Preschool Guide to Outdoor Active Learning, both free for teachers.
The training is a contact-free option to gain new resources to help with lesson planning for early childhood classes this spring and receive a certificate of contact hours upon completion. Teachers can go at their own pace and receive resources for winter, spring, summer, and fall — with fun ideas for 8 weeks of indoor and outdoor activities.
Teachers will find plenty to keep little ones moving AND learning with wind and rain art projects, stick math, planting seeds, mud play, worms, and more.
“WinterKids helps children to discover the joy and health benefits of outdoor education in the winter, and year-round,” Julie Mulkern, executive director, said. “Knowing healthy habits are built at a very young age, we are thrilled to be able to offer this free, virtual training for preschool educators”
The training was produced in collaboration with MCD Public Health’s Healthy Kids Healthy Futures Technical Assistance Program, funded by the Nemours Foundation.
To register, visit Participants will get a hard copy edition of the Preschool GOAL binder and a starter kit for a lesson in the book.