Cities Connecting Children to Nature share recent reports on the benefits of providing nature and outdoor play in the early years. Changing practice in Maryland, USA, is explored in these reports:
Early Childhood: How to bring more nature into preschools, Hechinger Report, June 1, 2023
For preschoolers after the pandemic, more states say: Learn outdoors, Hechinger Report, May 19, 2023
Preschools in which children play and learn outside for the majority of the school day – called nature preschools – are continuing to rapidly expand across the United States.
See Nature Preschools in the United States: 2022 Survey, Natural Start Alliance, May 30, 2023