Caroline Bouchard is a full professor in the Faculty of Education at Université Laval and a child development psychologist in early childhood educational contexts. Her work focuses on nature-based education in early childhood and is conducted in partnership with the “Association québécoise des CPE”. In this context, she studies children’s global development, the quality of interactions and the support adults who work with young children provide. She is a regular researcher in the FRQSC team "Qualité des contextes éducatifs de la petite enfance" and in the Centre de recherche sur l'intervention et la réussite scolaire (CRIRES). She is also a member of the PÉRISCOPE network, which aims to bring together research and intervention perspectives on schooling, retention and success.