Outdoor Education Program
At DSCC we believe that a quality outdoor environment creates endless opportunities for discovery and learning. We value our outdoor curriculum and the learning that takes place as much as we value our indoor programs. Outdoor play is now rightfully front and centre for innovative thinking about early childhood pedagogy across the country, as evidenced in the Early Years Learning Framework. Educators play a significant role in offering children direct experiences with nature and being positive role models. They demonstrate not only awe and wonder, but also respect and care for the natural world. This fundamental learning with significant adults is essential if children are to begin to understand the complexities of sustainability, the systems that support life and why caring for the land, plants, animals and ourselves matters.
We have an assigned and dedicated Outdoor Educator to work in this space, oversee the outdoor curriculum and support the children’s individual education and development. The outdoor teacher oversees all outdoor spaces and develops these programs and spaces in collaboration with our educators.