Commitment to Action

Outdoor Classroom Initiative for Santa Barbara County

Commitment by

Orfalea Foundation

In 2009, the Orfalea Foundation committed to better the lives of young children in Santa Barbara County by increasing the quantity, quality, and benefit of their outdoor experiences. This will be accomplished through trainings and on-site visits to childcare centers to improve outdoor education activities.
During the two year project, over 80% of the 160 licensed childcare centers in Santa Barbara County participated in trainings that outline the importance of outdoor play for young children and provide developmentally-appropriate education through outdoor activities. On-site visits were also made to 108 centers to provide program-specific learning and site-specific outdoor area improvement suggestions.

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Commitment

Outdoor Classroom Initiative for Santa Barbara County

Launched

2009

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$713,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

Orfalea Foundation