Beavercreek daycare “Growing up Wild”

Growing up Wild school
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BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) –A Greene County daycare center received a special award from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday.

Evergreen Children’s Center in Beavercreek was named a “growing up wild” school. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources hands out the awards to groups that focus on outdoor education.

Evergreen’s director Jill Gordon said they take full advantage of the large wooded area right in their backyard.”I hope it makes our focus in nature based play, nature based preschool, because that’s so important now. Kids just don’t get outside enough,” said Gordon.

As part of the award presentation,  kids made crafts with outdoor materials, and had snack and reading lessons on the trails.

Evergreen is only the second “growing up wild” school in Greene county. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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