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Study to Examine Health Benefits of Outdoor Preschools

Study to Examine Health Benefits of Outdoor Preschools
As preschoolers across the nation head into classroom buildings for the start of the school year, more than 300 Seattle area children enrolled in the Tiny Trees Preschool will get to spend their time learning outside—rain or shine. Part of a growing trend toward nature-based early learning, outdoor preschools could very well hold the key to combatting childhood obesity. It's why one Washington State University Health Sciences researcher is partnering with Tiny Trees to study the impact of an outdoor preschool model on children's health outcomes.



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  1. From this brief description, this sounds like an excellent project, not the typical self-report survey research nonsense. The use of experimental design and multiple measures is excellent. Observing differences in gut biota is a novel and intriguing angle.

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