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Who is a part of this collective?

We are a network of early learning professionals, families, community organizers, coaches, and trainers from 22 different counties spanning the Front Range to Grand Junction to Montrose to Durango.  We are always growing, and want to be connected to every part of our state. 

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Here is a list of collaborating & participating programs, coaches and organizations that you can contact to learn more about everything from enrolling your child to teaching with more time outdoors in mind.

If you'd like to be a part of this work, sign up below & we can add you to this list!

Jennifer Kollerup

CCNBEE Mycelium Director 

(Network Manager)


You are welcome to contact me to begin connecting with CCNBEE.  I am happy to answer questions, provide resources, make connections, and have conversations about your work and how to advocate for outdoor ECE in you community.


Wings Early Childhood Center

Pagosa Springs, CO


Wings aims to deliver high-quality, inclusive, nature-based care and education to children ages 1-5, to inspire learning through nature and to create life-long connections with themselves, others, and their world.

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Wild Crescent

Forest School

Bear Creek, CO


To provide a safe place in nature for children to socialize, imagine, create and explore in order to learn, grow and sometimes make mistakes in order to learn and grow. We intend to ignite a spark in each child; one of joy, curiosity, appreciation, resilience, understanding.. The list goes on and on and on... 

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June Bugs

Denver, CO

JuneBugs is a small forest-school-inspired summer camp run out of Washington Park in Denver, Colorado.  This is a half-day program catering to children aged 3-8

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Heart Connections

Family Child Care

Lafayette, CO


Heart Connections has chosen to mimic family life by integrating children from infancy to elementary school age kids. This age integration creates a unique synergy for all the kids with the older ones learning compassion, helpfulness and leadership skills. Older kids are good at encouraging and teaching the younger ones, who benefit by learning skills at a faster rate.

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Denver Forest School

Denver, CO

Denver Forest School’s mission is to connect children with their natural world through exploration, inquiry and investigation. Our aim is to provide high-quality, meaningful learning experiences that meet children’s developmental needs, while fostering their natural curiosity. 

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AdventureMe Forest and Nature School

Colorado Springs, CO


We are a licensed micro-forest and nature school serving children ages 3-5 in Black Forest, CO. Our approach is not an unsupervised free-for-all, but a behind-the-scenes facilitation of exploration and learning. 

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Jessica Walters

Longmont, CO


Regenerative Nurturing and Therapy Consultant.  The approach to child raising that reclaims the village and involves all adults in the work of nurturing themselves, the children, and thus the whole world.  Also the Director of an outdoor program for young children.

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Nature School

Silverthorne, CO


Cultivating resilient, confident, independent, and creative learners through nature-based investigations and experiences that emphasize the connection between the child and their natural world. We empower educators to provide the highest quality care by creating a caring and inclusive environment that naturally promotes child development in all areas of learning.


Wild Roots

Highlands Ranch, CO


We are an alternative to preschool as you know it.  Our  program for children ages 3-6 offers an immersive experience in nature with a play-based approach to learning. Our flexible outdoor learning environment allows for an emergent curriculum, with teachers acting as guides, noticing each child’s observations and interests.  Our curriculum is designed to focus on specific weekly single-skills related to a monthly theme that follows the seasons and rhythms of the Earth. Monthly offerings build upon one another, allowing the school community to grow and strengthen.  


Nature School Cooperative

Cherry Creek

SW Aurora & SE Denver, CO


A worker-owned cooperative (aka teacher owned and teacher led) that co-facilitates nature-based, multilingual, student-led learning for early learners and their families in South West Aurora and South East Denver along the Cherry Creek.

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Wild Beginnings

Wheat Ridge, CO


We offer a safe environment where children can learn, develop, and thrive while reaching toward their highest potential.  The opportunities children have to engage in life-changing experiences through nature and a quality outdoor education enhance creativity and well-being. 

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Inside - Outside

Colorado Chapter


Inside-Outside: Nature-based Educators formed in response to a growing interest in nature-based education. Our purpose is to develop a network of educators and educational institutions throughout the U.S. to support, connect and partner; to confidently, safely and joyfully venture outdoors with children; and to use nature for teaching and learning.

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Nature School

Pueblo, CO


By creating a platform for extended, regular, and consistent time outdoors for play, social connection, experience-based learning, and Nature immersion, our expert, kind and compassionate staff guide children in building a healthy sense of self, and a love for the natural world. We support the innate curiosity, wonder, and zest for learning that is natural in the young child.

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Durango Wild Soul

Durango, CO


We offer programming for children to reconnect to deeply human ways of being, offering them the opportunity to feel and experience how they are woven into the web of nature on the physical and beyond-physical planes. Our motivation is not just education and connection to the natural world, but an experience of meaningful ways of life, acquisition of real-world skills, and a building and fostering of community to benefit not only the children, but their families, our local culture and the wider world. Join us on the journey!

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Thorne Nature Experience

Boulder & Lafayette, CO


Thorne Nature Experience builds Earth stewardship by providing youth with joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences that foster an emotional connection to nature.

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Seedlings Kindertribe

Fort Collins, CO


We are located on a beautiful acre and a half piece of land in Fort Collins, Colorado. We are rooted in Waldorf education, and inspired by Scandinavian Forest Schools. We are a fully licensed large family home child care for children ages 18 months to 5 years old.

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        Little Feet         Forest School

Evergreen, CO


Little Feet Forest School is a nature-based preschool program serving 3-6-year-olds in Evergreen, Colorado. We create opportunities for each child to tap into their unique powers through child-led exploration and play, in the support of the natural environment . 

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Journeys Out Yonder

Louisville, CO


Journeys Out Yonder provides place-based adventure programs for young children. We utilize the vast outdoor landscapes to feed children’s curiosity, advance childhood play, develop self efficacy and social connections, while building strong, capable bodies. Children who learn to love where they live learn to care for it. Our purpose is to support families who want their children to learn about nature, in nature and with nature.

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