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PEEP Professional Development

PEEP Professional Development

The Urban Ecology Center offers fun and engaging educational opportunities for adults! PEEP provides a wide variety of presentations, focus workshops, seminars, and credit courses on the Urban Nature-based Early Childhood essentials. Virtual and In-person options are available. Registry Credit is available for all pieces of training.

Topics include:

  • Urban Nature-based Early Childhood Education.
  • Exploring Urban Environments with the Early Childhood Ages.
  • Designing Inclusive NbEC Experiences.
  • Nature Play and Risk Assessment.
  • Essential Nature Knowledge for Early Childhood Educators.
  • Aligning Nature Exploration with Early Learning Standards.
  • Tools for Tiny Hands.

Looking for a more substantial accreditation?

The Urban Ecology Center Institute offers both an Urban Nature-based Early Childhood Badge and Certificate in partnership with Alverno College.

Four-week course, three credits
Monday evenings, online, October 9–30: 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Matt Flower
Cost: $400 per registrant
Discounted rate for organizations sending three or more educators: $300 per registrant

Visit Alverno's website to learn about ECOPEEP and our current college course offering.

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