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ECHO/NWF - My First Garden: Growing Plants with Young Children

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Course Number
SB.FF.MFGGPWYC
Overview
Not everyone needs to have a green thumb to learn how to grow plants with young children.  In this 1.5 hour training, participants will gain the confidence and skills they need to support container gardening in an early childhood setting.  Participants will learn best practices in plant care and how to shop for plants at a local garden supply store.  Participants will also be able to learn firsthand how to successfully plant a seedling and support its growth. Finally, participants will discuss appropriate ways to engage young children in gardening. Break out your tools, and let's get messy! Participants will receive gardening resources and materials, and they will leave with their own container garden.

Clock Hours
1.5

Course Delivery Method
Face to Face. Please see information below on how to register.

Target Audience
Early childhood teachers and staff, family child care providers, and program directors.

Recommendations

No prior knowledge is needed.

Fee
There may be a fee associated with this course.
Objective
Upon completion, learner will be able to:
  • Define gardening and list two reasons why gardening with young children supports physical and cognitive development.
  • Identify one plant they can grow in a container and how to support its growth.
  • Identify one or more ways to engage children in gardening

Competencies
This training aligns to Colorado's Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators.

  • Teaching Practices 24.2: Plans and monitors experiences that foster:
    • Scientific thinking and inquiry
    • Active exploration of materials in the environment
    • Active exploration of the natural outdoor environment.


Registration
This training is available through Early Childhood Health Outdoors National Wildlife Federation (ECHO NWF). Please visit the 
organization's website or email echo@nwf.org to schedule a training for your program.

Last Update 1/14/2020


Additional Information

This course has been recognized as aligned to The Colorado Competencies and meeting best practice standards for adult instruction through the Colorado Shines PDIS Training Alignment Process. The Rules Regulating Child Care Facilities, issued by the Division of Early Care and Learning, Colorado Department of Human Services, take precedence over any course content.

To view Child Care Licensing Rules:
http://www.coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.com/rulesandregulations

For more information, contact your child care licensing specialist.

Please note, instructors will mark your attendance and course completion in the Colorado Shines PDIS within seven days of the course event date. Paper certificates might not be issued at this training. You may confirm your course completion, view, and print an online certificate through My Dashboard – My PDIS Transcript menu navigation of the Colorado Shines PDIS. Please do not upload a course certificate that is already linked to your Colorado Shines PDIS account as this may delay processing of professional credentials
Course Hours
1.50

Scheduled Event(s) for this Course
Overview
Registration
This training is available through Early Childhood Health Outdoors National Wildlife Federation (ECHO NWF). Please visit the 
organization's website or email echo@nwf.org to schedule a training for your program.

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