FREE, VIRTUAL OUTDOOR LEARNING TRAINING FOR MAINE PRESCHOOL TEACHERS

FREE, VIRTUAL OUTDOOR LEARNING TRAINING FOR MAINE PRESCHOOL TEACHERS

Free, Virtual Outdoor Learning Training for Maine Preschool Teachers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Winter is around the corner, and outside continues to be the safest place to be!
WinterKids is offering a virtual training to go alongside the WinterKids Preschool Guide to Outdoor Active Learning and while supplies last, one hundred and fifty teachers and early childhood providers can get both the training and the Guide for free. The WinterKids Guide is aligned to Maine Early Learning Development Standards and offers 8 weeks of study that include active, outdoor lessons for preschoolers.

This training is a contact-free option to get new resources for lesson planning for early childhood classes. All participants receive a certificate of contact hours upon completion. An engaging and interactive training, 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 by observing animal tracks, trying migration movement, making a snowball target, observing snowflakes, and much more!

“WinterKids helps children to discover the joy and health benefits of outdoor education in the winter, and year-round. Knowing healthy habits are built at a very young age, we are thrilled to be able to offer this convenient, virtual training for preschool educators” says Julie Mulkern, Executive Director.

This training was produced in collaboration with MCD Public Health’s Healthy Kids Healthy Futures Technical Assistance Program, funded by the Nemours Foundation.

Register today at www.winterkids.org. Participants will receive a hard copy of the WinterKids Preschool Guide to Outdoor Active Learning and a starter toolkit for use in the classroom.


WinterKids is the nonprofit organization that helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through education and fun, outdoor winter activity. The organization delivers innovative outdoor programs for families, schools, and communities in Maine, New Hampshire, and now Michigan. WinterKids’ Major Supporting Sponsors are Agren, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, L.L.Bean, Portland Glass, WEX, and WMTW and The CW. Learn more at WinterKids.org.

Contact: Julie D. Mulkern, Executive Director

(207) 871-5700 x 102 or (207) 671-4661

jmulkern@winterkids.org

1600 900 WinterKids

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MOBILE, KID-CENTERED, TEACHER-APPROVED, RESULTS-DRIVEN, AND AWARD-WINNING

229,428

Students, Teachers, and Families Impacted in Maine & New Hampshire since 2010!

WinterKids is the only nonprofit in Maine dedicated exclusively to increasing outdoor physical activity in children and families during our longest, most sedentary season.  

The shorter, darker, and colder days of winter and the increasing allure of screen time make it all too easy for kids and families to “hibernate.”  At WinterKids, we make it our business to provide kids, parents, and teachers with the right option: to get outside, get active, and have fun in the winter – and year-round.

Outdoor kids are active kids. Active kids are healthy kids. Healthy kids are happy kids. Happy kids are “winter kids.”

SEASON WRAP UP

FY2021

With outside being the safest and best place to be, WinterKids has truly thrived during the pandemic! We were able to reach nearly 27,000 kids, teachers and families in Maine and New Hampshire with creative adaptations for safe, outdoor adventures. Check out our 2020/2021 Season Wrap Up Report!

annual report

FY2020

We are so thankful for our WinterKids Family – sponsors, foundations, teams, friends, volunteers, board and staff – and most important, the KIDS we serve. 2020 was a fantastic year for our organization, reaching over 35,000 (!) kids, family members, and teachers with innovative, outdoor education programs.