Children Thrive Outside
Creating a community of child care programs and families that are striving to increase the time they spend outdoors with children in their care. This work is inspired by the 1000 Hours Outside project.
The Children Thrive Outside Project is supported by Nebraska Extension's Early Childhood Team.
Team members include Jaci Foged, Kara Kohel, Katie Krause. Holly Hatton-Bowers, Tasha Wulf, Lynn DeVries, Sarah RobertsJoin the Challenge on Facebook
Early Childhood Health Outdoors
Led by Katie Krause, The Early Childhood team has partnered with the Early Childhood Health Outdoors [ECHO] program, with the goal of bringing nature and outdoor play to every child, every day. Nebraska is honored to have been selected as an expansion state. We facilitate the creation of nature-based outdoor play settings; provide support and resources for parents, caregivers, and educators to activate these spaces; and advocate for policies to transform outdoor play and learning best practice into common practice.Get Involved