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All About Kids FamilybrChild Care in Spanish Fork has earned national recognition as a CertifiedbrNature Explore Classroom from the Nature Explore program, which is a divisionbrof nonprofit Dimensions Educational Research Foundation.

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This certificationbrconfers on All About Kids Family Child Care a number of benefits, includingbrmembership in an ever-expanding network of more than 490 like-minded spacesbrnationwide. Certified Nature Explore Classrooms foster highly effective,brnature-based outdoor learning.

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“Owner, Lori Taylor’sbrcommitment to providing research-based and nature-rich learning offers abrwonderful example to programs and educators throughout the country,” saidbrHeather Fox, director of communications and outreach for the Nature Explorebrprogram.

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“These spaces inspirebrhands-on activity, creativity, play and plenty of time exploring the naturalbrworld for children of all ages.”

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These unique outdoorbrclassrooms offer interactive, open-ended materials and elements that allow thembrto use their creativity, imaginations and initiative.

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Research consistentlybrshows that children who learn and grow in Nature Explore Classrooms exhibitbrenhanced concentration, develop creativity and problem-solving techniques,brmanage stress in healthy ways and develop skills across the spectrum ofbracademic and creative learning.

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Nature ExplorebrClassrooms have been developed by a team of master educators, landscapebrarchitects and researchers in response to the documented growing disconnectbrbetween children and nature.

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The classrooms helpbrfill this void by integrating research-based outdoor learning opportunitiesbrinto children’s daily lives.

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Classrooms that arebrdesigned according to standards and principles described in DimensionsbrEducational Research Foundation’s Learning with Nature Idea Book are eligiblebrto become Certified Nature Explore Classrooms.

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More information aboutbrAll About Kids Family Child Care may be found atbrcertified.natureexplore.org/all-about-kids-family-child-care/ About DimensionsbrEducational Research Foundation:

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The mission of thebrDimensions Educational Research Foundation is to transform children’s livesbrthrough meaningful daily connections with nature.

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Its Nature Explorebrteam provides research-based outdoor classroom design services, educatorbrworkshops and natural products.

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If you are interested in more information about Dimensions,brgo to dimensionsfoundation.org. (Serve Daily submission by LanabrGilson.)

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