FK Book Cover (draft) “Erin THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for writing such a great inspiring book. Our copy arrived today from Amazon and already there’s highlighted quotes and exclamation marks of approval in the margins. It’s an awesome and inspiring book.” – Sally Trower, Halifax, Nova Scotia

 Erin K. Kenny, has spent twenty years designing environmental education programs for children with the goal of creating positive connections to the natural world that lead to lifelong activism. Erin has a BA in environmental education and a JD environmental law. In 2007, Erin established the nonprofit Cedarsong Nature School and developed the first U.S Forest Kindergarten  based on the German waldkindergartens. With 7 years of experience running the Cedarsong program, Erin has become an internationally recognized expert in the Forest Kindergarten early childhood education model which is distinguished by its commitment to 100% outdoor time, interest-led flow learning, emergent curriculum and inquiry-based teaching style.Erin’s heartfelt, exciting and wonderful book is both profound and pragmatic. As she shares her own journey of learning about what it actually means to provide immersive preschool experience in an outdoor woodland habitat, Erin takes us deep into the rationale, philosophy, approach and day-by-day management realities of being authentically IN the outdoors. Cedarsong’s Forest Kindergarten is considered the gold standard for Forest Kindergartens in the U.S. and David Sobel, Senior Faculty in the Education Department at Antioch University and author of the seminal Place-Based Education, remarks on the back cover that he appreciates Erin’s “commitment to bringing the Forest Kindergarten spirit to North America”.

Erin Kenny’s new book Forest Kindergartens: The Cedarsong Way is available to purchase from or by sending payment to our mailing address: P.O. Box 2845, Vashon, WA 98070. Cost of the book is $25 USD, including shipping. Once your payment is successfully received, the book will be shipped to you.

Cedarsong Nature School has also produced an hour long documentary DVD which features interviews with Cedarsong Director and Forest Kindergarten Program Designer Erin Kenny, interspersed with the Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten in action and in-the-field examples of Erin’s philosophical teaching ideal. You will learn about the distinguishing features of a true Forest Kindergarten which is based on the original German waldkindergarten model and the key factors for making your Forest Kindergarten, outdoor preschool or nature-based preschool a success. Cost of the DVD is $30 USD, including shipping, and can be ordered by sending payment to our mailing address: P.O. Box 2845, Vashon, WA 98070. Once your payment is successfully received, the DVD will be shipped to you.

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