Outdoor Early Childhood Education (ECE) Journalism

  • Location
    Vancouver, Washington
  • Status
  • Age Level
    14 to 18 Years

The Problem

There are a lot of outdoor school programs that exist/programs that try to connect youth to the natural world, but they are not state-licensed. As a result, these programs do not have access to state grants like ECEAP/Head Start to make their accessible/equitable to children from all backgrounds, aren’t able to expand past four hours/day, lack connections with/support from with community partners, and do not influence mainstream parent/educator perspectives on the efficacy of outdoor education.

Our Plan

I am writing a journalism piece about Washington State’s approving outdoor ECE programs, in order to draw light onto this issue.

Themes Addressed

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    Environmental Justice
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    Indigenous Rights

The Benefit

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