Prescott College Summer Institute for Nature- and Place-based Early Childhood Education 

Workshop Details Monday, June 10th-Friday, June 14th 2019 @Precott College | 220 Grove Avenue, Prescott A 86301 


Program cost is a sliding scale fee of $150-$500 based on your needs. $100 of your payment is a non-refundable reservation fee. 

This year's Summer Institute participants will discover:

What nature- and place-based early childhood education is and why it's such a hot topic in ECE today.

Current advocacy efforts for increasing inclusive and equitable access by all children to nature- and place-based learning. 

Ways to align their current teaching practices with the pedaogy of nature- and placed-based learning.

Potential community resources and partnerships for increasing inclusive and equitabe access to natural environments for children and families. 

How to plan nature- and place-based experiences for young chidren that are developmentally and culturally appropriate, inclusve, and linked to early learning. 

Basic Day Schedule


Monday. Reception and registration 2pm-5pm on campus at the Crossroads Center. Dinner and Opening Sessions 5pm-7:30pm

Tuesday. Breakfast 8a-8:30am. Workshop sessions and field trips 8:30am-5pm. Dinner is on your own. 

Wednesday. Breakfast 8am-8:30am. Workshop sesssions and field trip 8:30am-5pm. Dinner is on your own.

Breakfast 8am-8:30am. Workshop sessions and field trips 8:30am-4pm. Campfire session and dinner 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Breakfast 8am-8:30am. Workshop sessions 8:30am-12pm. Lunch 12pm-12:30pm. 


Sliding Scale Fee

PRICE A* - $150

PRICE B - $315

PRICE C - $500

Why three prices for the same experience? We offer a voluntary, three-tiered pricing program based on your needs: 

Price A*— the lowest cost, subsizdized by donors Price B — partially sponsored by contributors Price C — represents the acutal cost of Summer Institute operations  

Summer Institute 

Join us this summer for an inspiring, hands-on, and experiential professional development event in beautiful Prescott, Arizona. Collaborate with a passionate and diverse group of early childhood educators during our 5-day early childhood educator Summer Institute. The Summer Institute fee includes materials and resources, four nights of lodging on campus and two to three meals a day. Enrollment is limited and a non-refundable fee of $100 is required to hold your place. As a part of the enrollment process, each participant will be asked to identify a nature- and place-based project they can develop during and after the Summer Institute. Registration opens February 18th.


Prescott College 220 Grove Ave Prescott, AZ 86301 The City of Prescott is located in the Central Highlands of Arizona 96 miles northwest of Phoenix and 90 miles southwest of Flagstaff, Arizona, at an elevation of 5386 ft. 

"This Institute exceeded my expectations! The presenters, workshop material and community support has built a confidence and inspiration in me that I was craving so very much when I arrived. Thank you!”