WinterKids Offering a FREE Spring Virtual Training for Preschool Teachers

WinterKids Offering a FREE Spring Virtual Training for Preschool Teachers

WinterKids Offering a FREE Spring Virtual Training for Preschool Teachers


April 14, 2021 – Westbrook, ME — Winter may be over, but outdoor learning happens in all seasons. WinterKids has launched a virtual training to go alongside our Preschool Guide to Outdoor Active Learning (GOAL) and for a limited time, teachers can get both the training and the GOAL binder for FREE.

This 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. 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 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. 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” 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 Participants will receive a hard copy of the Preschool GOAL binder and a starter kit for a lesson in the book.

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 Community Sponsor is Hannaford.  WinterKids’ Supporting Sponsors are Agren, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, L.L.Bean, Portland Glass, WEX, and WMTW, and The CW.  Learn more at

Contact: Julie D. Mulkern, Executive Director

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

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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.”



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


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.