What is an Outdoor Classroom?
An Outdoor Classroom (ODC) is a dynamic, nature-based play and learning space. There is very little that children practice, play, explore or learn inside the walls of their school that they cannot practice, play, explore or learn in an Outdoor Classroom. What better place to learn about birds, or trees, or insects than in the native habitat?
Play Groups is extremely fortunate to own several acres of serene, secluded woodland – the perfect setting for an Outdoor Classroom. The school’s unique ODC, believed to be the first in a private preschool on Long Island, is the product of many years of planning and execution. We are still discovering new ways to use the Outdoor Classroom to provide our children with meaningful and powerful learning experiences in a beautiful space all their own.