Sustainability in early childhood education is an important part of the curriculum and has been incorporated into Early Explorers programs and initiatives. We are committed to protecting our environment to ensure a sustainable future for our children and, through continuous improvement, we strive to be better tomorrow than we are today.
Early Explorers participates in caring for our environment and promotes sustainable practices through educating and working with the children, families and wider community. Learning about sustainability starts with everyday practice. Babies and toddlers can begin by watching adults model these behaviours. They may learn through song or rhyme as educators verbalise what they are doing. As children get older, they can being to reason why practices are needed and to understand the impact that their actions have on the planet.
Just a few sustainable practices embedded in the
children's daily routine at Early Explorers, include:
Using recyclable materials where possible
Encouraging children to turn the water off when they
have washed their hands
Involving children in 'garden to plate' activities