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Learn creative ways of integrating outdoor learning into your school programme. Using a reflective and hands-on approach, you will learn to design, plan and facilitate engaging outdoor learning experiences for 3 and 4-year-olds. This 2-day course will help you explore endless possibilities with the open-ended materials around you. Discover innovative strategies in enabling children to learn and develop through outdoor play. 


You will also be encouraged to think critically about the benefits of outdoor learning, while incorporating key principles and theories into various activities. 


Note: Creative Outdoor Learning Experiences for 3 and 4-Year-Olds will be conducted via online learning until further notice. In-person lessons may resume for upcoming intakes, subject to prevailing COVID-19 measures implemented by the government. Students will be notified at least 1 week to the commencement of these intakes.

Learning Outcomes

Learners will be equipped with the knowledge and skills in the following:  

  • Reflect on educators’ and children’s dispositions, values, attitudes towards outdoor learning.

  • Understand the benefits of outdoor contexts for children’s learning and development.

  • Develop strategies that enable children’s meaningful participation in creative outdoor learning experiences.

  • Build educators’ capacity to facilitate outdoor learning experiences to extend children’s learning.

Entry Requirements

This course is for individuals who are ECDA-certified as L1 or L2 teachers.

Upon Graduation

Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Attainment from the National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC) and Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).

Course Schedule

Open For Application Soon


Day & Time


Upcoming Intakes

14 hours

Days 1 - 2:
9am - 5pm


Nov 2021

Please note:

  • The Nov intakes will be open only to successful applicants who have been awarded the Outdoor Learning Resource Fund*.
  • Course schedule and venue are subject to changes. NIEC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme and amend information without prior notice. 
  • Classes will only commence if the minimum class size is met. A confirmation email will be sent to you at least 3 weeks before course commencement.

*To learn more about the Outdoor Learning Resource Fund, please contact ECDA: Outdoorlearning@ecda.gov.sg 

Have questions? Talk to us!
(Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm)

Ms Eunice Goei
Email: Eunice_GOEI@niec.edu.sg

Phone: 6904 2620


Mr Sky Wong
Email: Sky_WONG@niec.edu.sg
Phone: 6904 2625