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Our mission at TerraTime is to get children outside in nature. Moving. Exploring. Discovering. Playing. Growing. Learning. Experiencing the joys of childhood.

It's no secret children today just don't play like previous generations. Increased screen time, busy schedules, fear of unsupervised play, and risk-taking have all contributed to the loss of the childhood play that we grew up with.
At TerraTime, we are a bit old-school when it comes to learning and we don’t think that’s a bad thing.
Backed by research from child development experts, we provide an opportunity for children to experience childhood learning the way it was intended to be, play-based and child-directed.

We offer outdoor enrichment opportunities, designed with the TIME & SPACE required for children to explore, create, build, design, problem-solve, take risks, and use their imagination – all while experiencing the WONDER OF NATURE PLAY. 

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TerraTime offers high-quality outdoor programs where children learn through play.  We're a small but growing team on a mission to get children in nature and experiencing the joys of child-directed play. 
Most programs designed for children are adult-driven and highly structured, leaving children with little time to think or make decisions for themselves.


TerraTime is different. 

Our programming provides time for children to explore, create, build, design, take risks, and use their imagination – all while experiencing the wonder of outdoor play.

Recent studies have exposed the benefit—even necessity—of spending time outdoors, both for children and adults.


The studies agree that children who play outside are smarter, happier, more attentive, and less anxious than children who spend more time indoors.


While it’s unclear how exactly the cognitive functioning and mood improvements occur, there are a few things we do know about why extended time in nature is good for kids’ minds.

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We are in the business of changing children's lives and supporting the adults who care for them. 


Are you ready to make an impact in your community by becoming a Certified Provider? 

The Certified Provider is the one who brings our programming to their local community by facilitating and coordinating child-directed, outdoor, play-based learning opportunities through TerraTime programs. 

If you are passionate about working with children and have been thinking about turning your passion into an additional source of income, now might be the perfect time to do just that.

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