Reedley College Child Development Center
and Lab School

Our teachers, children and families continue to build and mold their outdoor classroom space.

We made a further commitment to maintaining our Nature Explore Classroom by becoming an Outdoor Classroom Project Demonstration site as well! We have seen the benefits of offering children a nature-based environment. We have witnessed their development of more mature play, decreased challenging behaviors and overall enjoyment of the space.

We strive to share the benefits of our Outdoor Classroom with others in the community in an effort to inspire teachers and schools in creating nature-based learning spaces for young children. As a lab school, it is our goal to train future teachers in learning how to use the outdoor classroom when implementing their lab course teaching experiences. We have a unique gift in our ability to offer the outdoor classroom space as a model and demonstration site. It is the only certified Outdoor Classroom in the Central Valley.