Grow a 自然-based school

We help early childhood educators add and refine 自然-based approaches 与in their curriculum

We can help 与

  • Adding 自然-based practices to your existing curriculum

  • Teacher training & 发展

  • Learning spaces Inside, Outside &/或超越

  • 自然 & early childhood regulations (e.g., licensing, QRIS)

…and so much 更多的!

Our work includes all models of infant, toddler, preschool, & early elementary-aged programs.

服务 we offer to help grow your 自然-based school

Preschool Beyond Walls: Blending Early Childhood Education and 自然-based Learning

作者:Rachel A. Lari更多的

Preschool Beyond Walls, written by Samara’s founder and Chief Visionary, Rachel Lari更多的, illustrates practical and strategic ways educators can create rich, 探险的, and interdisciplinary learning through extensive outdoor experiences. Learn how to develop and implement a 自然-based curriculum to support children’s optimal learning, from start to finish. Whether you’re creating a new curriculum or transitioning from a conventional approach Preschool Beyond Walls will be a useful resource. (It’s even useful for those at the infant, toddler, and elementary levels!)


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Discover the next step on your 自然-based journey

Take this 90-second quiz to discover the opportunities you have to implement 自然-based early childhood education.

你’ll receive a custom toolkit based on your strengths so your children can thrive learning 自然.

Evaluating 自然ness: Measuring the Quality of 自然-based Classrooms in Pre-K through 3rd Grade

By Patti Ensel Bailie, Rachel A. Lari更多的 *, & 阿里安娜E. Pikus

This new book introduces the NAture-Based Education Rating Scales (NABERS) for Pre-K and K–3—a tool of measuring the quality of 自然-based program. The book also includes tips and tricks for moving the needle towards quality. The tool addresses:

→ Program goals and curriculum practices


→ Environment

→ Community partnerships

→ Family engagement

Whether you want to evaluate an existing 自然-based program or discover how to shift your program toward a 自然 focus, this book is for you!

*Rachel is Samara’s Founder & Chief Visionary

Free resources for growing a 自然-based school

Reflecting on Practice Downloadable Workbooks


These workbooks are designed to help individuals or teams think deeply about a 自然-based education topic. Each downloadable workbook includes prompts to help guide your reflections and/or your conversations 与 colleagues.

We have a wide range of topics for these workbooks so if you’re looking to grow your 自然-based practice, check them out today!

Oh, and did we mention each includes a certificate of participation?!