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Growing Up WILD

Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them.  Through a wide range of activities and experiences,Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.

The activity guide, Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children:  

  • Includes crafts, art projects, music, conservation activities, reading and math connections and much more.
  • Involves social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive domains to help foster learning and development in all areas.
  • Supports developmentally appropriate practice allowing children to learn at levels that are individually, socially, and culturally appropriate.
  • Is correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards and the Head Start Domains.


Growing Up WILD has won a Family Choice Award! 

The Family Choice Awards was founded by the Family Magazine Group, America's largest free parenting publication, and is recognized as the premier resource for the very best in children's and parenting products and services.  The Award recognizes the best in children's and parenting resources.

For more general information about Growing Up WILD, visit the national Growing Up WILD Web site.


Teacher works on a Growing Up WILD activityAlabama can provide the Growing Up WILD workshop to educators at your location.  If you or your group would like to attend a free workhop and receive a Growing Up WILD guide, we can tell you where the nearest workshop is being held.


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