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Urban Early Childhood Outdoor Preschool Environmental Education Program (ECOPEEP) Certificate with Badge


In partnership with the Urban Ecology Center, Alverno College is proud to offer a digital badge and professional certificate in Urban Early Childhood Outdoor Preschool Environmental Education. This program prepares educators to meet the growing demand for nature-based preschool teachers and early childhood educators with nature-based education training.

Badge Requirements:

Certificate Requirements:

  • Urban Nature-Based Early Childhood Education – 4 week course, 3 credits*
    August 2-23, 2021
  • Natural History of North America – 15 week course, 3 credits (4 with Lab)*
    September 1 – December 8, 2021
  • Understanding the Young Child – 15 week course, 3 credits*
    Spring 2022 (Dates TBD)

    $2,000 per registrant
    Group discount for organizations sending 3 or more educators - $1,500 per registrant

* The above course options can be taken at the rate listed for no academic credit. Alternatively, participants may register for the 3-credit course at a rate of $800 per credit (educators receive a 50% discount and pay $400 per credit). Please contact 414-382-6370 or to register for credit.

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