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A Boutique Study Program in the Nordics hosted personally by the Filmmaker, organically tailored to you interests. 

Come with us on an inspiring journey and opportunity to observe and learn about the novel types of care programs available to Nordic children.  We will be visiting Forest and Nature Kindergartens, Adventure Playgrounds /Junk Playgrounds, Farm and Nature playscapes for a broad and diverse look at the many publicly supported opportunities for the Nordic children across different municipalities.


During the course, participants will have the opportunity to meet with educators, program coordinators, and leaders to learn about the best practices and approaches used in these settings and to understand Nordic pedagogical practice with its child centered focus on Wellbeing.

2024 Upcoming course dates


3 day course w/ site visits 


April 29 - May 1, 2024 - OMEP Special, World Organisation for Early Childhood Education.

5 day course w/ site visits


June 10 - 14, 2024 - NAEYC/ACCESS special, 4 spots left



You can inquire about an existing course date or pick your own dates during the school calendar year and we can set up a course around your schedule, matching you with other interested persons to make a group course. We are not available on school holidays. See a sample school calendar here:

Private programs /site visits are also available tailored to your interests and timing.


A private virtual screening of NaturePlay film, study guide, reflection journal and Certificate of Nordic Model Course completion are provided for multi- day courses.


Obtain Professional Development hours that meets NESA criteria. We can work with you to help meet the PD requirements in your area.

We offer several different experiential programs:

  • 3 day and 5 day site visits to Forest Kindergartens / Adventure Playgrounds / Natural Playscapes.

  • Aftercare Klub programs: 

  • Natural Playscapes and Alternative Playground Design

  • The Nordic Pedagogical Approach in Early Years Education

  • Tailored experiences including Cultural sites, Udeskole and Friluftsliv environments.

  • Group (3+ ) and Private Tours (1-2 persons)

These programs are geared towards educators, policy makers and change makers who wish to make a difference in the lives of children. 

In the Nordic children's environments their main focus is on preserving and enhancing the child's experience, so allowing visits is a rare and special privilege arranged through our relationships and history with the local population. 


"In a major paradigm shift, the N.O.M.E. program has changed the focus of my research for the rest of my career

Andrea N.

Associate Professor/Co-Coordinator

Educational Leadership and Administration Program, USA

"There should be a warning label on this course: Caution May Change Your Life...Please continue doing what you are doing because you are definitely on the path of light."

Oksana B.

Owner - Children's Forest Garden program, USA


"Thanks again for an amazing few days, it's something I will never forget. I started back at work yesterday and am already implementing things that I have learnt."

Jackie L.

Pre-Primary Educator, Australia


"So many lovely memories..."

Susan S.

Primary School Educator, Scotland


"We are starting in September with our outdoor learning program and the trip to Denmark was an inspiration. Super excited!" 

Saša K.

Program Director, Slovenia


"Thank you for making our trip to Denmark an amazing experience both professionally and personally! Thanks again! You did an excellent job showing us diverse settings and age groups. I’m so glad our paths crossed! I'm thinking you should give the Longfellow Lecture!" 

Ronda H.

Professor, Early Childhood Education, USA


"It was an adventure and I loved every minute!! Thank you!" 

Susan W.

Department Chair, Public Services
Early Childhood Program Coordinator/Associate Professor, USA


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