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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. 

Who is a part of this Collective?

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.

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... 

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

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. 

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. 

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.


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.

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.

Wild Beginnings

Wheat Ridge, CO


Wild Beginnings will offer a safe environment where children can learn, develop and thrive while reaching toward their highest potential. Wild Beginnings will provide an opportunity for all children to engage in life-changing experiences through nature and a quality outdoor education as well as enhancing creativity and well-being. 

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.


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.

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.

      Homestar      Children’s Center

South Boulder, CO


Homestar is a connected community of committed parents and teachers partnering to support our children and each other. Enriching children’s lives with meaningful, experiential and nature-based learning while nourishing and expanding their holistic being with a loving focus on social and emotional development. 

        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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