Rachel is an educator, speaker, consultant, and author. Her newest book, Preschool Beyond Walls: Blending Early Childhood Education and Nature-based Learning, focuses on teaching practices fundamental to the nature-based approach. In contrast, Establishing a Nature-based Preschool focuses on the administrative aspects of opening a new nature-based preschool.
My mission is for all children to have frequent, positive outdoor experiences in their early years. This enhances their individual growth and development, as well as helps to ensure the long-term sustainability of our planet. My primary focus for accomplishing this goal is integration of nature into formal early childhood education. Most of my work has been focused on nature-based preschools, as well as integrating nature-based approaches into elementary classrooms. All of these efforts fall under the umbrella of nature-based early childhood education.
If you're interested in learning more about my work or scheduling a time to work together, please feel free to contact me at Rachel.Larimore@gmail.com or complete the contact form here.