Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Innovation Summit

NHSA and The Zoo in The Classroom: Head Start’s Birthday Party with Farm Animals

Head Start’s birthday party with farm animals focused on learning about our bodies & the five senses while dancing, singing and celebrating.

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2023-2024 Garden Storytime Series

Watch Garden Storytimes Through the Seasons Fall Garden Storytime Resources: Book: The Pie That Molly Grew, by Sue Heavenrich The Pie that Molly Grew Activity Kit from the Author, Sue Heavenrich Singing Activity Activity: Pumpkin Learn and Play Activity: Connect the Dots   Winter Garden Storytime Resources: Five Little Carrots – Music with Gina Five Little Carrots – Lyrics Downloadable activity kit…

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Recording: Summer Garden Storytime

Recording of Summer Garden Storytime brought to you by NHSA in the Classroom, KidsGardening, and ScottsMiracle-Gro. Our garden expert, Ms. Noel, shares the joy of gardening and reading with your Head Start cuties. In this interactive recording, she reads a story, shows some gardening treats, and provides classroom resources. Recording: Summer Garden Storytime Resources: Story: City Beet…

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Recording: How to Discuss Tough Topics

In this recording of How to Discuss Tough Topics, presenters share resources for answering young children’s questions about sensitive topics.

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How to Discuss Tough Topics

Recording: STEM Learning in the Garden

The recording: STEM Learning in the Garden will leave excited to try these practical ideas for digging into STEM through gardening!

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STEM Learning in the Garden

Recording: Sensory Gardens

In this recording of Sensory Gardens, we’ll share five specific activities to use in a garden or greenspace to help young children integrate and organize their senses, as well as tips and tricks for managing challenging sensory-related behaviors.

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Recording: Inspiring Curiosity and Wonder with the Smithsonian

The recording of Inspiring Curiosity and Wonder provides great resources that are easily implemented in any learning environment.

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NHSA And The Zoo In The Classroom: Me, You, and Elephants Too!

“Me, You, and Elephants Too!” means learning Identity, Culture and Community through the experience of observing elephants from Smithsonian’s National Zoo!

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Sensory Gardens