A coalition of educators, parents, organizations, and others who want to help young children connect with nature and care for the environment.
The Natural Start Alliance's mission is to promote early childhood environmental education.
At the Natural Start Alliance, we believe in great beginnings. We know that hands-on experiences in nature help build stronger, smarter, and happier children, and we believe that quality education for young children includes regular opportunities to connect with nature and the local environment. We also believe that as children learn to care for themselves and others, they also begin to learn to care for the world around them. Experiencing and learning about the environment in early childhood builds a foundation for lifelong environmental literacy.
North American Association for Environmental Education