Graduate Certificate in Nature-Based Early Childhood Education (New England)
Antioch University Online

Program Details

With an online Graduate Certificate in Nature-Based Early Childhood Education, students will explore a thriving European trend, the forest kindergarten movement.  Using nature as a method of academic achievement, students must generate a product tangible useful in their current work situations.  Possible product creation includes but is not limited to:

  • Policy development
  • Grant proposals
  • Program brochures

Students will learn how to make courses as practical as possible through studies encapsulating topics in business planning, movement and storytelling, healing arts, risk management, and more.  This program is designed for a variety of careers, including administrators, entrepreneurs, teachers, and other early childhood education professionals.  Expand professional development through a unique and specialized method of education with AUNE online.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • College transcripts
  • Admission essay
  • Resume/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • Interview

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission