Jill Bienenstock is an early childhood educator who puts that training to use as director of education for Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds. She focuses on ways to extend curriculum outdoors. In a study she talked about, children at school who spent 2.5 h outside per day as opposed to those spending only 45 min per day were more engaged in learning and were better problem solvers.
She said this kind of outdoor learning is imperative for child development. A playground designed by the 60-person Bienenstock team, lead by husband Adam, is an outdoor classroom. The company has designed natural playgrounds from Dundas, Burlington and Hamilton to California and Utah. Check https://www.bienenstockplaygrounds.com to see more about this local company.