The central feature of this paper is a portrait of a teacher conducting lessons near a pond in a remote village in the foothills of the Himalayas. It describes how the teacher provides opportunities for her young students to explore their natural environment and helps them to connect with their place. It is essential to note that her story represents the efforts of many other preschool teachers working with Prakriti.

Author Biography

Dr. Monimalika Day is a visiting associate professor at the School of Education Studies (SES) at Ambedkar University in Delhi, India. Prior to this, she was an assistant professor at George Mason University. She has a doctoral degree in early childhood special education from the University of Maryland. Her research focuses on families of children with special needs, quality of services for young children, and supporting teachers to engage in inclusive education.



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