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Kindergarten is always outdoors at Toronto school

At Canada's first outdoor public kindergarten, the playground is the classroom, CBC's Shannon Martin reports.

Mother Nature serves as teacher, playmate at Canada's 1st outdoor public kindergarten

For young minds at Canada's first outdoor public kindergarten, Mother Nature is both a teacher and a playmate. 2:01

At Canada's first outdoor public kindergarten, the playground is the classroom.

Curious students at Toronto's Equinox Outdoor Kindergarten at Gerrard and Coxwell dig for worms to add to their terrarium, collect sticks for their forts and learn from their environment during all four seasons of the year, rain, snow or shine.

CBC's Shannon Martin hears from some educators and parents who say the school model has enriched young minds in a way that traditional classrooms can't.